Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. What she sees isn't pretty.

Another Climate Change Ransom Note

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is threatening us with hellfire and damnation. But its conclusions are suspect. Rather than investigating all possible causes of climate change, it’s in the business of pointing a finger at humanity.

November 17, 2014

IPCC Links New Report to Sneering Stephen Schneider

The world’s most important climate body dedicates its new document to a rude, intolerant, highly politicized climate crusader.

November 2, 2014

Experts Condemn the IPCC at US Hearing

20-year IPCC veteran Richard Tol says that entity is politicized and biased. Ecologist Daniel Botkin says there’s ‘overwhelming evidence’ it’s also wrong about species extinction risks.

May 29, 2014

IPCC Wiki Launched – Volunteers Needed

Help annotate the new IPCC report so that it’s more user friendly – and more informative about its authors and source material.

May 11, 2014

Delusions Climatic & Otherwise @ the New York Times

The New York Times publishes pablum about the IPCC.

April 22, 2014

The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace

Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.

April 14, 2014

The IPCC: Bar the Media, Welcome the Activists

In Berlin this week, environmental activists were allowed to attend a four-day meeting that journalists were denied access to. This is normal IPCC procedure.

April 12, 2014

The WWF Activist in Charge at the IPCC

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the marine biologist who led the IPCC’s Ocean chapter, is a full-blown environmental activist. He recently wrote a politicized foreword to a WWF brochure, and has a long history of employment with both the WWF and Greenpeace.

March 30, 2014

Bleeding Edge Research in the New IPCC Report

In one chapter alone, IPCC personnel relied on unpublished studies 21 times to make their case.

March 27, 2014

The IPCC: Providing ‘Hope for Our Earth’

An IPCC document produced for its meeting in Yokohama uses emphatically activist language. What happened to the scientific body delivering a scientific report based on scientific research?

March 26, 2014

A Mother, a Daughter & a New IPCC Leak

Manipulation of a Summary document makes the UN’s climate panel look like an overly-protective, hysterical mother.

March 25, 2014

Your Guide to the New IPCC Report

How does the new climate report compare to the last one? Has the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change pulled up its socks?

March 24, 2014

UN Employees as IPCC Authors

The IPCC’s Chapter 7 was not written by neutral, dispassionate scholars. Three UN employees are among its authors.

March 23, 2014

Conflict-of-Interest in the IPCC’s New Chapter 7

As a journal guest editor, IPCC lead author Andrew Challinor approved the publication of 9 research papers that are now being cited as evidence in his IPCC chapter.

March 21, 2014

IPCC Deja Vu: Feedback Ignored, Error Published

A research paper doesn’t talk about increased crop damage by insects. But as occurred in the Himalayan glacier incident, the erroneous claim remains in the about-to-be released report.

March 20, 2014

The Supposedly ‘Conservative’ IPCC Thwarts its Own Safeguards

The upcoming Working Group 2 report wasn’t thoroughly scrutinized by hundreds of external reviewers. Those people saw only early versions of the report. Unpublished research findings were still being incorporated months later.

March 18, 2014

What Will Disappear from the IPCC Summary?

At the United Nations, science doesn’t speak for itself. It’s hammered out during secret, all-nighter negotiating sessions.

March 17, 2014

The IPCC Official and the Loaded Gun

Chris Field – the head of the UN climate panel’s Working Group 2 – thinks the world “is staring down the barrel of climate change.”

February 13, 2014

The Church of Global Warming’s Changing Catechism

15 months ago, it was a sin to declare out loud that the global temperature was no longer rising. Today, the IPCC, the UK Met office, and mainstream researchers are all admitting the obvious.

February 2, 2014

The Invisible Judith Curry

A bona fide climate scientist tells US Senators we have no idea whether human-caused global warming will be a serious problem. The media doesn’t report it.

January 17, 2014

Celebrated Physicist Calls IPCC Summary ‘Deeply Unscientific’

Former CERN official says 65 prominent IPCC authors have abandoned “scientific rigour.”

December 20, 2013

IPCC Author Stars in Sleazy, Fake Nobel Ad Campaign

A York University advertising campaign falsely implies that Roger Pulwarty has won a Nobel Peace Prize.

November 9, 2013

The IPCC’s ‘Sharpest Critic’

My work is being discussed in prominent newspapers and magazines – in Germany as well as the US.

November 6, 2013

IPCC Summary: The Real Story

Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.

November 4, 2013

NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC

The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.

November 2, 2013

The IPCC: Yowling Cat in a Tree

I’ve been interviewed regarding the UN climate panel’s recent announcement. In my view, its future is bleak.

September 30, 2013

Why the IPCC Meeting Isn’t Being Televised

Scientific truth isn’t negotiated in the dead of night behind closed doors.

September 26, 2013

‘Nature’ Spin Elevates Third-Tier IPCC Official to Chair

With attention focused on the IPCC’s imminent Working Group 1 report, a prestigious science journal has published a misleadingly-headlined profile of Working Group 3 co-chair, Ottmar Edenhofer.

September 21, 2013

What Would a Bad Job Look Like?

A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.

August 5, 2013

The IPCC Chairman’s Fake Second PhD

Rajendra Pachauri holds only one PhD – not two, as his official IPCC bio claims.

July 18, 2013

The UN’s Pretend Climate Scientists

A UN press release falsely describes those attending an IPCC meeting as “climate scientists,” In fact, these people are policy wonks, economists, political scientists, and UN advisors.

July 4, 2013

The IPCC: Politicizing Science Since 1988

If the IPCC was a scientific body, the science section of its upcoming report would be summarized by scientists and that would be the end of the matter. Instead, the science summary will be the battleground at a 4-day political gathering.

June 13, 2013

IPCC Invites In the Activists

When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.

March 6, 2013

The FoxNews Interview

The full text of an interview I recently gave to FoxNews – and a link to the story.

January 23, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Pessimist-in-Chief

The head of the IPCC thinks “a large part of the human species” is endangered by climate change. Apparently that makes him an optimist.

January 17, 2013

The Secret Santa Leak: Translations & IPCC Reaction

The IPCC’s response to the leak of three data sticks is typical of that organization. It expects us to accept its version of reality at face value. Its statement provides no opportunity for the public to draw its own conclusions.

January 16, 2013

Searchable Secret Santa

Simon Barnett has created a wonderful analysis tool for the new IPCC data.

January 11, 2013

Cogs in the Climate Machine

The scientists who write IPCC reports have so little authority that changing the word “systems” to “ecosystems” involves multiple layers of bureaucracy.

January 10, 2013

Are a Third of IPCC Review Editors MIA?

IPCC review editors were supposed to file a report last September. A third of them apparently didn’t bother.

January 9, 2013

IPCC Legal Notice

The Legal and Liaison Officer of the IPCC has sent me a boilerplate notice, requesting the removal of Secret Santa documents from my website.

January 9, 2013

The Secret Santa Leak

Thanks to a whistleblower, draft versions of most chapters of the IPCC’s upcoming report are now in the public domain. Among the new revelations: the IPCC has learned nothing from the Himalayan glacier debacle.

January 8, 2013

This Is Called Cheating (Part 2)

Months before authors were even selected to write an upcoming IPCC report, its chairman was telling a live audience what conclusion that report would reach.

December 22, 2012

This Is Called Cheating (Part 1)

IPCC officials are telling Working Group 2 authors about scientific papers that haven’t been written yet. These papers will appear in a special edition of a journal guest-edited by an activist scientist.

December 20, 2012

IPCC Declares Its Intent to Circumvent Expert Reviewers

Hundreds of souls have volunteered to serve as IPCC expert reviewers. But the review process lacks integrity – and the system is being gamed.

December 15, 2012

The IPCC Leak: This is What Transparency Looks Like

The IPCC describes itself as a completely transparent organization. If that is the case, the draft chapters of its upcoming report that were leaked on the Internet yesterday should be a non-issue.

December 14, 2012

IPCC Admits it Isn’t a ‘Gold Standard’ Body

Forget every media claim you’ve ever read about the IPCC being a “gold standard” organization. It now admits it’s just an ordinary UN organization following ordinary UN rules.

June 26, 2012

More on IPCC Chapter Head Neil Adger – & Stephen Schneider

Ideas being promoted by ‘climate scientists’ look increasingly scary.

May 31, 2012

The IPCC: Going Where No Scientist Should Go

The next IPCC report will include a chapter that discusses gender inequality, marginalized populations, and traditional knowledge. So much for providing “rigorous…scientific information.”

May 29, 2012

The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 2)

The author of a 2007 book on climate change failed to mention his own IPCC involvement while pointing to that body as an authority. This is called an undisclosed conflict-of-interest.

May 26, 2012

The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 1)

How can claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is objective be taken seriously when one of its authors has been arrested at an anti-coal protest?

May 24, 2012

Disasters and the IPCC

Will a load-of-nonsense IPCC press release be corrected?

April 10, 2012

UN Climate Chief’s ‘Green Crusader’ Award

The head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body saw no impropriety recently in accepting an award that applauds his environmental activism.

March 8, 2012

Closed Minds at the IPCC

A Dutch professor has examined a draft of the upcoming IPCC report. He says it has been written by people who assume things that haven’t yet been proven, are selective about what material they consider, and reach decisions by a show of hands.

February 12, 2012

IPCC Scientists – Guests of the Environmental Defense Fund

A powerful lobby group supplied their meeting space, helped with their travel documents & subsidized their meals. Top IPCC scientists went along for the ride.

January 21, 2012

Pachauri’s Green Torch Bearers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be a neutral and impartial body. But its chairman is encouraging business students to be green activists.

December 6, 2011

Inside the IPCC: the Climategate E-Mails

Newly released e-mails shed light on internal IPCC politics.

November 23, 2011

Pachauri’s Rhetoric vs Reality

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has systematically misled us regarding the quality and kind of material his organization consults.

November 22, 2011

Pachauri Interviewed by Pretend Journalist

The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published a fawning article about IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri. But the article is pure propaganda. It was written by the Natural Resources Defense Council – a green lobby group that fancies itself “the Earth’s best defense.”

November 20, 2011

Rajendra Pachauri – The Little Man Who Told Big Whoppers

Many IPCC authors were chosen for reasons other than impressive scholarly track records.

November 19, 2011

News & Reviews

At the end of 2011 Treehugger.com continues to portray IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri as a saint.

November 14, 2011

The IPCC’s Fake Review Editor

A person who “played no role whatsoever” in an IPCC chapter nevertheless signed a statement that claimed otherwise.

November 9, 2011

How to Spot a Delinquent Teenager

Delinquent teenagers never take responsibility for their own actions. After they’ve set fire to the the neighbour’s sofa they insist the real issue is that the cops got the time slightly wrong.

November 6, 2011

When the IPCC Makes an Error, Is it the Journalist’s Fault?

I trusted the IPCC’s website when it listed the lead authors of one of its chapters. If that list is wrong am I the party who hasn’t been careful?

November 4, 2011

WWF-Affiliated Personnel in Working Group 1

Most chapters in Working Group 1 of the 2007 Climate Bible contained at least one scientist who is affiliated with professional climate lobbyists. In one instance, four of the lead authors were tainted in this manner.

November 2, 2011

WWF Issues Press Release About My Book

The World Wildlife Fund says the charge that scientists linked to its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is ‘ludicrous.’ I suppose it’s a total coincidence that more than 2/3rds of the IPCC report’s chapters included at least one WWF-affiliated individual.

October 24, 2011

Please Review My Book on Amazon

Please consider leaving a review of my book on the Amazon store websites. These reviews really do matter.

October 15, 2011

A Book is Born

Digital editions of my book can now be purchased from Amazon.com, as well as Amazon outlets in the UK, Germany, and France. An instantly-downloadable PDF edition is also available.

October 13, 2011

WWF Influence at the Highest Levels of the IPCC

40 people belonged to the IPCC’s 2007 ‘core writing team.’ 11 of them have documented links to either the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace.

October 4, 2011

78 Names

The scientists on this list either played some role in the 2007 Climate Bible or are helping to write the next one expected to be completed in 2013. In many cases, they’re doing dual duty.

All of them have a documented, public relationship with professional lobbyists.

October 1, 2011

Glaciergate’s Other WWF Connection

The erroneous Himalayan glacier prediction was based on a WWF report. The IPCC chapter in which that mistake occurred was led by two WWF-affiliated scientists.

September 29, 2011

How the WWF Infiltrated the IPCC – Part 2

Two-thirds of the 2007 Climate Bible’s chapters include personnel affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund. Fifteen chapters were led by WWF-affiliated scientists.

September 26, 2011

How the WWF Infiltrated the IPCC – Part 1

Between 2004 and 2008 the World Wildlife Fund recruited 130 “leading climate scientists mostly, but not exclusively, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” to help it heighten the public’s sense of urgency.

September 23, 2011

Of Footnotes & Factchecking (book update)

My book-length exposé of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be available soon.

September 7, 2011

The IAC Report One Year Later

A year after a damning assessment was released, the IPCC continues to thumb its nose at key recommendations.

September 1, 2011

The Journal of Climate & the IPCC

We’re supposed to trust the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s conclusions because it relies on peer-reviewed scientific literature. But many of the people who run scientific journals also write IPCC reports. This is a circular, incestuous process.

August 23, 2011

Greenpeace’s Fear Machine

17 years ago a Greenpeace report titled The Climate Time Bomb tried to frighten us with lurid images and dire predictions that have since failed.

August 2, 2011

Canadian Scientists and the World Wildlife Fund

When hundreds of Canadian scientists – and 12 science bodies – joined a World Wildlife Fund ad campaign they undermined their own authority. They became politically-motivated actors in a political discussion.

July 29, 2011

How the IPCC Defines ‘Distinguished Scientist’

Where, on the CV of a person employed by Greenpeace for the past 17 years, does it say distinguished scientist?

July 27, 2011

Prof Condemned for Not Teaching IPCC Reports

Skeptical climate scientist Chris de Freitas has been savaged by a journalist who complains that 3,000-page IPCC reports aren’t on his Geography 101 reading list.

July 25, 2011

Calling Skeptics Stupid Doesn’t Convince Anyone

How does calling me stupid and equating me with a Holocaust denier advance the debate? Is the fate of the planet really at stake – or are we just playacting in a sandbox?

July 23, 2011

Greenpeace Disses ‘Covert Calculations’

Greenpeace has seen the light. Years after it became the norm in climate science to hoard & hide data, Greenpeace is now complaining about such behaviour.

July 20, 2011

About My Book

My book has a new title – and will be available in September.

July 14, 2011

Looking for Examples of the Hockey Stick Graph

Can you point me to science textbooks, government documents, or websites of reputable organizations where the Michael Mann hockey stick graph appears?

July 12, 2011

IPCC Bigwigs Spout Political, Childish Nonsense

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to stick to the science. But not only do its leaders make political pronouncements – these pronouncements are startlingly unsophisticated.

July 10, 2011

Chris Landsea and the Moral Midgets

The scientific community expects us to trust its judgment on the question of whether global warming is the fault of human beings. But its response to the Chris Landsea affair demonstrates that that judgment is impaired.

July 7, 2011

Landsea, the IPCC & the Union of Concerned Scientists

There’s a link between hurricane expert Chris Landsea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. That link is James J. McCarthy.

July 5, 2011

My Fave Chairman Pachauri Quote

The credibility of the IPCC has long been in tatters. There have been multiple calls for the resignation of its chairman. Rather than addressing this state of affairs, the head of the IPCC thinks corporate entities should change their ways – because we live in a world in which “reputation and public opinion are extremely important.”

June 23, 2011

Pachauri’s Cause

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says responding to climate change is part of a larger goal: transforming the world economy.

June 21, 2011

Oodles of Cash

Who knew that green groups – and those with business interests in renewable energy – have access to such obscene amounts of money?

June 17, 2011

IPCC: These People Haven’t Learned a Thing

A recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report once again relies on research conducted by Greenpeace. Once again, Greenpeace personnel are serving as IPCC lead authors.

June 15, 2011

Science is Not a Tyrant

Activists, politicians, and journalists love to play the ‘science says’ game when talking about global warming. But scientific facts are one thing. How best to respond to those facts is a completely different discussion – in which we all deserve a voice.

June 14, 2011

How Much Harm to Humans is OK?

An IPCC official thinks that quadrupling gasoline prices could help save the planet. What effect such a policy would have on human beings appears to be irrelevant.

June 11, 2011

The IPCC as UN Funding Mechanism

You gotta love the UN. The 31-member IPCC bureau includes representatives from undemocratic and unsavoury countries such as Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Malaysia, Madagascar and the Maldives. Soon, these countries may be deciding the fate of billions of UN-administered climate change funds.

June 8, 2011

Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Critiqued

An opinion piece in Scientific America alleges that, over the long term, a great deal of scientific research turns out not to be true. Independent replication of research findings is apparently far less common than we think.

June 2, 2011

That Wobbly Foundation: Peer-Reviewed Research

Climate activists have long argued that scientific research that has been peer-reviewed is reliable, trustworthy & true.

May 30, 2011

Lord Turnbull Trashes the IPCC

A prominent UK civil servant has issued a plea for climate sanity that is less-than-kind to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

May 26, 2011

IPCC: Screw the Rules

Last year a committee investigating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told it to pull up its socks and follow its own rules. This week, the IPCC decided to jettison an important rule instead.

May 17, 2011

The IPCC, the UK, and Climate Censorship

When British delegates attempt to censor speakers at a Russian Academy of Science climate change event that’s a clue that science has left the building.

May 16, 2011

Blindspots at the IPCC

A new 1,000-page Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report appears to ignore both nuclear power and shale gas – even though both these energy sources emit far less CO2 than does coal. This suggests the IPCC’s top priority isn’t emissions reduction after all.

May 13, 2011

The IPCC on Renewable Energy

The IPCC has released a 26-page summary of a new report 3 weeks ahead of the 1,000-page full document. This is an example of how the IPCC manipulates media coverage. Journalists can’t compare the summary to the real thing.

May 10, 2011

The Climate Caper

Written by a senior Australian scientist, The Climate Caper explores some of the reasons why official IPCC science has become so pervasive. For one thing, it’s affiliated with huge government agencies employing large numbers of civil servant scientists.

May 9, 2011

Slivers of the Nobel Pie

When a cycling group told its members they were going to hear from a Nobel laureate, it didn’t explain that climate modeler Philip Duffy’s contribution to a decade-old IPCC report was limited – and tainted by conflict-of-interest.

May 6, 2011

Fixed: the IPCC’s Climate Model Evaluation Game

Each IPCC report includes a chapter that evaluates climate models. Is this written by disinterested parties who take a cold, hard look at the strengths & weaknesses of these analytical tools? Nope. It’s authored by people whose livelihoods depend on climate models.

May 3, 2011

The Case of Michael Oppenheimer

Perhaps the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t regard activist scientists as damaged goods because neither the National Academy of Sciences nor the American Association for the Advancement of Science does, either.

May 1, 2011

WWF’s Chief Spokesperson Joins IPCC

Jennifer Morgan was recently recruited to help prepare the upcoming edition of the climate bible. Rather than being one of the world’s finest scientific minds she is a professional activist – as in chief climate change spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund.

April 25, 2011

Ka-Ching! More Greenpeace Money

One of the most senior authors for the upcoming climate bible has spent the past 17 years cashing cheques from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.

April 22, 2011

Clueless New IPCC Policy Ignores Advocacy Literature

New Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines declare that blogs “are not acceptable sources of information for IPCC Reports.” Yet these same guidelines say nothing about advocacy literature published by groups such as Greenpeace.

April 21, 2011

Speeding Tickets and the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has taken the time to write down some rules of the road. But it has never hired any traffic cops.

April 19, 2011

Citizen Audit Anniversary

A year ago a group of volunteers from 12 countries struck a blow for truth-in-advertising. Our audit revealed that 1 in 3 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report references are to non-peer-reviewed literature. For years we’ve been told the climate bible relies exclusively on peer-reviewed research.

April 17, 2011

The Missing Map

In 2008, the United Nations Environment Programme published a map suggesting there’d be 50 million climate refugees by 2010. When a writer called attention to this failed prediction recently, the map disappeared.

April 16, 2011

The State of the IPCC’s Leadership

Rajendra Pachauri, as chairman of what is supposed to be a respectable science body, has – with deliberation and forethought – publicly linked that body to left-wing political analysis and activism.

April 9, 2011

Pachauri’s Pal – the Worldwatch Institute

Before the IPCC was even founded, the Worldwatch Institute had already declared that global warming was caused by fossil fuels. Surely that makes the IPCC chairman’s decision to fraternize with this activist organization a bit awkward.

April 7, 2011

The IPCC’s Activist Chairman

Rajendra Pachauri does not display the aloof, dispassionate demeanour traditionally evoked by the term “scientist.” Instead, he repeatedly lends the good name of the scientific body he chairs to activist endeavours.

April 5, 2011

The IPCC’s Pretend Neutrality

Actions speak louder the words. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claims to be impartial and evenhanded – but that’s not how it behaves.

April 4, 2011

The IPCC Insiders Club

A small group of IPCC insiders filled as many as seven different roles each during the writing of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

March 25, 2011

Our Man at the IPCC

A Q&A with Francis Zwiers, Canada’s most senior IPCC official, regarding his recent testimony in Washington, DC.

March 22, 2011

The Missing Questionnaires

We’ve been told more than 400 people answered a questionnaire about the IPCC last year. So far, only 232 records have been made public. No one will explain why.

March 21, 2011

The IPCC Mythology (direct quotes)

I’ve compiled a database of more than 160 quotes about the IPCC. Here are examples of journalists, government officials, and activists repeating the highly-questionable IPCC marketing message.

March 20, 2011

The Strange Case of Sari Kovats

How does someone who hasn’t yet earned their doctorate get nominated by their own government for IPCC duty multiple times? How does the IPCC, which claims to be comprised of the world’s top scientists, repeatedly select this person to fill senior roles?

March 16, 2011

Peer into the Heart of the IPCC, Find Greenpeace

The mere presence of environmental activists undermines the integrity of scientific endeavours. Yet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has long embraced Greenpeace personnel.

March 14, 2011

Was the Fix In Before the IPCC Existed?

In 1970s and ’80s some scientists already believed human CO2 emissions would cause global warming. How do we know the IPCC’s 2007 conclusions weren’t preordained?

March 13, 2011

Dr Nadelhoffer, I’m Not Impressed

An expert who testified to Congress this week reached well beyond his own scientific expertise. By advocating a particular response to climate change he brings science into disrepute.

March 11, 2011

The EPA and the Canadian Climate Modeler

Why did a Canadian expert fly 2,500 miles across three time zones to testify in Washington, DC this week when there are plenty of US experts? And who footed the bill?

March 10, 2011

The WWF Vice President & the New IPCC Report

Why is a Vice President of an activist group taking part in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change workshops – and serving as a review editor for the upcoming edition of the climate bible?

March 4, 2011

Are University of London PhDs Confidential?

Sari Kovats helped write three editions of the climate bible. But the institution where she recently earned her doctorate won’t confirm the date.

March 3, 2011

Scientists Speak Out

Two physics professors – one in America and one in the UK – are condemning the behaviour of prominent climate scientists. They say it’s a violation of scientific honesty and integrity.

March 2, 2011

The Never-Policy-Prescriptive Pachauri

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change thinks you and your children should feel chilly in the winter and too hot in the summer. He also thinks it’s his business to decide what amount of meat consumption is healthy and desirable.

February 23, 2011

Scientists Have Allowed Themselves to Be Used

An award-winning meteorologist says he’s ashamed of – and embarrassed by – his profession.

February 19, 2011

Andrew Weaver vs Tim Flannery

Two activist scientists, both committed to the climate change fight, have starkly different views of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. One says it’s the most “rigorous scientific process” in which he has been involved. The other says it isn’t good science, but “lowest-common-denominator-science.”

February 16, 2011

An IPCC History Lesson

A full 13 years before the IPCC was born its first chairman seems to have already decided that fossil fuels affected the climate so adversely their use would need to be curtailed.

February 15, 2011

John Holdren’s IPCC Myths

President Obama’s science advisor says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change bases its conclusions on source material that has been vetted in excruciating detail. According to IPCC insiders, this is bunk.

February 9, 2011

Climategate 2.0

A recently-released collection of candid insider comments confirms many of our worst fears about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

February 7, 2011

How Does the IPCC Safeguard Against Bias?

According to insiders, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change selects its authors via a secretive process. Nothing prevents scientists belonging to certain schools-of-thought from dominating the reports that get produced.

February 5, 2011

What They Said About the Climate Models

Governments around the world are convinced CO2 emissions are dangerous. Where did they get that idea? From computer models that even IPCC insiders say are uncertain, unreliable, and unvalidated.

February 2, 2011

Does the IPCC Follow the Rules? Insiders Say ‘No’

According to insiders, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change rules are being ignored on the one hand – and circumvented on the other.

January 31, 2011

Mr. Chairman, Your Carriage Awaits

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is dysfunctional and unaccountable. That Rajendra Pachauri remains as its chairman – despite widespread calls for his resignation – is proof of this.

January 28, 2011

If IPCC Meetings Were Televised

The IPCC documents most likely to be read by outsiders – the Summaries for Policymakers – are not scientific statements at all. Rather, they are the result of a messy, arduous political negotiation that pits scientists against politicians.

January 27, 2011

The Sneaky, Not-So-Secret Purpose of the IPCC

According to scientists who’ve helped write its reports, the IPCC is not a scientific body first and foremost. Rather, its primary purpose is to lay the necessary groundwork so that an international climate change treaty can be negotiated.

January 26, 2011

All For a Nobel Cause

How often does the media imply that IPCC Peace Prize winners are scientific Nobel laureates?

January 24, 2011

Perceptions of Pachauri

What do IPCC insiders really think of chairman Rajendra Pachauri?

January 22, 2011

Grey Literature: IPCC Insiders Speak Candidly

IPCC insiders say non-peer-reviewed literature is essential and unavoidable when they write one of the world’s most important reports. Yet chairman Pachauri has, for years, insisted only peer-reviewed material gets used. Why haven’t scientific organizations set the record straight?

January 21, 2011

IPCC Nobel Laureates Lack Scientific Credibility

IPCC insiders say many of those who shared in the 2007 Peace Prize lack appropriate scientific credentials. They were selected because they are of the right gender or come from the right country.

January 20, 2011

The Uses and Abuses of a Nobel Prize

A news story tells us we should believe a report because a “Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist” is associated with it. But the Nobel turns out to be the same Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore – and the report’s findings are highly improbable.

January 19, 2011

The Sad State of the Debate

According to some people, only a “climatologist” can be a credible scientific voice in the climate debate. Why do we spend so much time trying to disqualify people – rather than addressing their ideas?

January 17, 2011

Is the IPCC a Scrutiny-Free Zone?

A senior author thinks the IPCC should take a stand by declaring Freedom of Information requests a form of harassment.

January 16, 2011

The Silent Treatment

Should AGW proponents acknowledge critics? Or should they avert their eyes and block their ears?

January 14, 2011

Is a Meteorologist a Drought Expert?

Why does the media keep interviewing a meteorologist about droughts & floods instead of those with genuine expertise?

January 13, 2011

IPCC Errors: in the Eye of the Beholder

Opinions regarding how the IPCC deals with errors are diverse. They can also be provocative. One IPCC official thinks public scrutiny of its reports should be discouraged.

January 10, 2011

Does Global Warming Look Like Australia?

In early 2009 the Los Angeles Times said hot, dry Australia was a warning to us all – and that things would only get worse. The very next year, dry areas were flooded and snow fell during the summer.

January 7, 2011

If You Don’t Believe in Global Warming, the Terrorists Win

A writer fabricates imaginary Osama bin Laden opinions. Then he fabricates imaginary climate skeptic opinions. The fact that they’re identical, he says, proves that skeptics are morally reprehensible “deniers” who should be ignored.

January 3, 2011
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