Climate News & Analysis

Canadian investigative journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. Her conclusions aren't pretty.

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 start from the assumption that dangerous, human-caused global warming has been proven.

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 affiliated with its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is “ludicrous.” Surely it can do better than that.

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
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