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

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele: The Activist Who Wants to Run the IPCC

A Belgian activist scientist seeking leadership of the UN climate panel flies to Pakistan – and is fawned over by the media.

April 28, 2015

Do Science Bodies Know Whereof They Speak?

The American Geophysical Union is led by a climate evangelist with zero climate science credentials. When the American Physical Society produced its latest climate statement, it failed to consult members with the most relevant expertise.

April 17, 2015

Climate Change Special Interests Condemn Special Interests

Many of the scientists who signed an open letter against museums taking money from special interests are themselves linked to special interests. Part 3 of 3.

March 29, 2015

Scientists Object to Intellectual Freedom

Libraries define intellectual freedom as the public’s right to examine all points-of-view. These climate scientists are trying to stifle alternative perspectives. Part 2 of 3.

March 27, 2015

Do Joe Romm and Fellow Climate Scientists Think Sexual Misconduct is OK?

Climate science is a world in which people who donate money to museums are targeted and ostracized. Yet creeps who write about urinating on women get a free pass. Part 1 of 3.

March 26, 2015

How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace. Part 2 of 2.

March 17, 2015

Van Ypersele: A Terrible Choice for IPCC Chairman

The second-in-command at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wants a promotion, but has no intention of addressing critics’ concerns. Part 1 of 2.

March 16, 2015

Pachauri Jury Gives Own Member an Award

Tasked with assessing the achievements of others, a jury that includes IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri heaps honour on one of its own.

February 8, 2015

Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication

Taking fossil fuel money is immoral. Says a science communicator who wore Shell logos to work.

January 31, 2015

Chris Rapley: When Bureaucrats Pose as Climate Scientists

Described as a “professor of climate science,” Chris Rapley has no teaching duties. Described as a “climate scientist,” he has spent decades in administrative roles.

November 26, 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

The Royal Society & the Scottish Referendum

Why has the president of the world’s oldest science body issued a statement about Scotland’s independence vote? Why go near that thoroughly political question with a 10-foot pole?

September 26, 2014

The WMO’s Macabre Climate Fiction

Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization has recruited TV weather presenters to deliver pretend weather reports from the year 2050.

September 2, 2014

Do Climate Scientists Approve? Who Cares?

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

June 4, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney

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

January 2, 2014

IPCC Officials Keen to Remake the World

UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.

December 11, 2013

That Silly Coal Speech

UN officials need to stop dressing up political arguments as science.

November 27, 2013

IPCC Summary: The Real Story

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

November 4, 2013

Fake Nobel Laureate Steve Running

Like those sad souls who walk around with military medals they themselves didn’t earn on their chests, a forestry professor continues to bask in undeserved glory.

October 6, 2013

9,000 Nobel Pretenders

The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.

September 27, 2013

The IPCC: Not What You Think It Is

A fictional UN climate body exists in the minds of the gullible. And then there’s the real IPCC.

September 24, 2013

The IPCC’s Political Chairman

It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but it’s entirely appropriate to judge an organization by its leader.

September 23, 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

Dumb, Formulaic ‘Avatar’ Inspires WWF Leader

The US head of the WWF, when invited to choose a film to “help guide the way we think about the future,” selected the intellectually vapid Avatar.

July 16, 2013

David Suzuki: Canada is ‘Full’

Some people really do care more about “Mother Nature” than human beings.

July 11, 2013

The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies

Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.

July 9, 2013

Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be This Kind of Scientist

A new essay in the peer-reviewed literature searches for the secret formula by which to manipulate public opinion.

June 9, 2013

Putting the ‘Activist’ in Scientist

29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’

June 5, 2013

The Royal Society Gets Radical

When the word “radical” is used four times in two sentences, something is amiss.

May 22, 2013

David Suzuki: All Mining Must Stop

According to Canada’s most prominent environmentalist, the mining of gold, silver, copper and other minerals poses an unacceptable risk to the planet’s atmosphere.

May 2, 2013

Lab Coats Don’t Make You Infallible (Oliver vs Hansen)

Scientists who step into the political arena deserve to be challenged. This isn’t an attack on science – it’s an exploration of competing political perspectives.

April 25, 2013

Earth Day 1970 (The Drama Queen Files, Exhibit #4)

The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.

April 22, 2013

A Normal Day in Climate Science

Don’t believe everything you read – especially about the supposed link between global warming and natural disasters.

April 11, 2013

Where the Money Goes

Junkets abroad, handsomely-paid positions at home – no wonder government employees love the environment.

April 9, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory

It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.

April 6, 2013

Greens Against Growth – Except Their Own

If ‘constant growth’ is bad, why does the David Suzuki Foundation keep getting bigger and bigger?

April 4, 2013

How We Know the ‘Climate Crisis’ Isn’t Real

People who believe there’s an urgent problem behave accordingly. Climatologist Michael Mann plays games.

March 27, 2013

An Hour of Self Delusion

Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.

March 23, 2013

Prediction Failed Miserably? Just Make a New One

The Sierra Club blogger who wrongly predicted that this winter would be “less wintery” & snowy than last now says Arctic sea ice won’t “survive this summer.”

March 20, 2013

It’s Always Something (the 1924 edition)

Drama queen scientists have been around for at least 89 years.

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

IPCC Invites In the Activists

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

March 6, 2013
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