Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

The WMO’s Macabre Climate Fiction

Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization is making stuff up.

September 2, 2014

When the Media Makes You Weep

Journalists are betraying the public’s trust.

September 1, 2014

Tiny Imaginations, Big Egos

Instead of a tropical rainforest of diverse perspectives, the environmental conversation is an arid, dogmatic desert.

July 9, 2014

‘No Culture of Accountability’ at Greenpeace

Environmental organizations are large, affluent, and secretive. Rather than being underdogs, they are now the establishment.

June 23, 2014

Countdown to Disaster – Exhibit #11 in the Drama Queen Files

A chief scientist, a statesman, and an heir to a throne all say climate disaster is imminent. But their schedules don’t agree.

June 16, 2014

Screw the Poor, Our Eyes are Fixed on Tomorrow

Condemning people to grinding poverty is evil.

June 8, 2014

Do Climate Scientists Approve? Who Cares?

Asking a random group of climate scientists to comment on policy measures (as opposed to scientific questions) leads to some disturbing answers.

June 4, 2014

Obama, Coal & Climate

Will the American president throw thousands of US coal miners out-of-work in an utterly futile climate-change gesture?

June 1, 2014

Experts Condemn the IPCC at US Hearing

Credentialed, experienced critics declare that the UN’s climate panel is politicized – and that many of its conclusions are mistaken.

May 29, 2014

Whither Intellectual Freedom?

The noble, beating heart of science is no more. Peer pressure, conformity, orthodoxy – these remain.

May 15, 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

3 Reasons Not to Trust the New Climate Report

The IPCC acts as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury. It has a long history of recruiting activist personnel, and is led by a man prone to exaggeration.

April 15, 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

Europe Bound (Speaking Dates)

I’ll be in Germany and Scotland this month, giving speeches about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This Thursday, I’ll be addressing the International Conference on Climate and Energy, which … Continue reading

April 7, 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 Climate Change Express: Ignoring Your Views at Every Meal

Ordinary people don’t care about climate change. How many times do they have to say so?

March 14, 2014

Where’s the Science at the IPCC?

The UN’s climate panel claims to be a ‘scientific body.’ But it’s actually in the business of writing reports that rely on thousands of judgment calls. It’s time to stop pretending that fallible human judgment is ‘science.’

March 11, 2014

Bob Ward’s Despicable Harassment Campaign

If someone was systematically writing to journals that had published your work, making false allegations against you, would you be concerned?

March 7, 2014

Rat Snake Bob

A UK parliamentary committee. A Canadian journalist. A rat snake.

March 5, 2014

Blog of the Year Nomination

Hard-hitting IPCC journalism – some reasons to cast your vote for this blog.

March 5, 2014

Woodrow Clark: Thin Nobel Gruel

A fake Nobel keynote speaker played an embarrassingly minor role in the IPCC.

March 1, 2014

Green Energy Trade Show Hires Fake Nobel Laureate

A press release issued this week falsely describes economist Woodrow Clark as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

February 27, 2014

Skepticism Used to be a Scientific Virtue

20 years ago, scientific superstar Carl Sagan urged us to use our brains – to be actively skeptical.

February 24, 2014

Judith Curry, Free Speech Champion

A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.

February 23, 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

Government Tells Public They’re Morons

Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.

February 11, 2014

Video Interview: Activists & the UN Climate Process

In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.

February 9, 2014

Wind Energy Meeting Silences the Public

Government-mandated wind project meetings are supposed to be about two-way communication. But no questions from the public are allowed, and the notice period is ridiculously short.

February 7, 2014

A Historical Perspective on Hysterical Rhetoric

From 1948 to the present, environmental activists have declared that the sky is falling.

February 4, 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

SKETCH: Unsettling the “Settled Science” of Climate Change

January 30, 2014

UK Adventure

Having touched down in London, I’m chuckling over a Charles Krauthammer column titled Stop Jerking Canada Around.

January 24, 2014

Neil Young’s Hiroshima – Exhibit #10 in the Drama Queen Files

Rockstar’s rhetoric about Canada’s oil sands is intemperate, offensive, and ill-informed.

January 20, 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

The WWF: Still Donning the Science Costume

Why doesn’t the World Wildlife Fund argue for its vision based solely on that vision’s merits?

January 15, 2014

Gratitude

Thank you for your financial and moral support.

January 13, 2014

Five Years Later

My first thoughts about the climate change debate were written five years ago today.

January 10, 2014

Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney

The distress call, the icebreakers, and the other scientific research.

January 2, 2014

The Global Warming Prophecy

At the heart of the climate change movement is the belief that we will be punished for our sins.

December 30, 2013
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