Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

Asking the Wrong Question

The climate scare rests on predictions produced by mathematical modeling. One of the world’s finest scientific minds says prediction isn’t what those models do – and that the climate conversation is ignoring important facts.

April 7, 2015

Whither Intellectual Freedom?

Bigotry and intolerance from scientific colleagues lead a Swedish scientist to resign from an advisory role with the UK’s Global Warming Policy Foundation. If exploring alternative climate perspectives is verboten, genuine scientific inquiry has ceased to exist.

May 15, 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

Paul Krugman’s Old Time Climate Religion

A Nobel laureate says people who question climate dogma deserve to be “punished in the afterlife.”

March 15, 2013

Naked Intolerance in the Media

Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?

April 26, 2012

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

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

Why Good Judgment Matters

Data is collected, recorded, adjusted & interpreted not by disinterested robots but by people. Because highly-educated individuals can look at the same data and come to different conclusions, the degree to which a person’s judgment can be trusted becomes a central concern.

November 28, 2010

Appalling Rhetoric from a Climate Skeptic

The climate change debate is important. Human lives (and trillions of dollars) hang in the balance. We therefore need open, vigorous dialogue. We need to hear all perspectives. But this can’t happen when both sides are trying to shut down the debate by declaring other people’s views criminal.

November 26, 2010

Lead Author Lacked a Master’s Degree

When Laurens Bouwer served as a lead author for the 2001 climate bible he had not yet earned his Masters.

The IPCC surely needs to explain how research assistants and those-working-on-their-masters qualify as the world’s best experts and top scientists.

October 19, 2010

Let There Be No More Scientific Consensuses

Science is about doubt – not certainty. Journalism is supposed to reveal – not conceal. When scientific organizations claim there’s a consensus, they step over the line into political advocacy. When media outlets trumpet said consensus they “disappear” highly-qualified, dissenting scientists.

February 26, 2010

Is This Politics or Science?

For those of us who think science is about being open to new ideas and perspectives, Michael “hockey stick” Mann isn’t the kind of scientist we’d want our kids to grow up to be.

February 19, 2010
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