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

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January 13, 2014

That Silly Coal Speech – Part 2

In the National Post today I argue that the extreme anti-coal stance of UN officials and green activists harms both people and the environment.

December 4, 2013

Independent Greenpeace? Never Mind

Greenpeace makes a show of rejecting government and corporate money. But it’s close pals with the WWF – which gets enormous funding from exactly those sources.

December 2, 2013

Rare Bird Slaughtered by Wind Turbine

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds sacrifices today’s birds in the name of fighting tomorrow’s climate change. Not only does it provide cover for the wind industry, it cashes its cheques.

June 29, 2013

The Playing Field Isn’t Remotely Level

Climate skeptics don’t hire advertising agencies to help them manage their brand. Green groups do. So tell me again which side is lavishly funded?

May 19, 2013

Two Views on Science, Pollution & Pristine Lakes

Canadian greens say lake-destroying research is all about science – but how do we know for sure?

May 6, 2013

What Does Half-a-Million in Science Grants Buy You?

An academic paper funded by two National Science Foundation grants bears no relation to the intended purpose of that money.

May 5, 2013

WWF Takes Pre-Schooler’s Birthday Money

The world’s largest environmental organization celebrates 4-year-olds as a fundraising mechanism.

May 4, 2013

Earth Day an Oil Industry Scam?

According to 1960s radicals, the environmental movement has been funded and orchestrated by fossil fuel interests.

April 23, 2013

Latest from the WWF: Eco-Indoctrination of Slum Kids

In Pakistan, the WWF is enlisting university students to develop an “environmental conscience” among the poorest of the poor.

April 19, 2013

Where the Money Goes

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

April 9, 2013

Good News About Polar Bears

Why don’t polar bear activists recognize a success story when they see one?

February 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Why Taking WWF Money Matters

If the IPCC had done the sensible thing and banned activist publications, would the institute run by its chairman still be receiving activist cash?

February 5, 2013

Pachauri Takes WWF Money

Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.

February 4, 2013

Suzuki: Money Doesn’t Matter, Here’s My $30K Invoice

In a speech to students, David Suzuki condemned society’s fixation with money. So why did he charge their school more for a day’s work than many Canadians earn in a year?

January 31, 2013

Pity Poland

Persecuted for decades? Poor? Green groups will still kick you when you’re down.

January 29, 2013

The Sierra Club’s Broken Moral Compass

The Sierra Club took fossil fuel money. Lots of it. How dare it falsely accuse other people of doing this.

January 27, 2013

Holiday Cheer (blog donation button)

Please consider buying me a holiday cocktail if you think my IPCC-related journalism is important. A donation button is available for two weeks only.

December 23, 2012

Intermission (And Why Bill McKibben is an Utter Fool)

This blog will return in mid-September. In the meantime, here’s a video of a presentation I gave in Australia last month – and some thoughts on the bankruptcy of contemporary green analysis.

August 17, 2012

The World Wildlife Fund’s Rio+20 Press Release

A group that’s supposed to be saving animals thinks the global economy must be transformed.

June 12, 2012

Masters of Hypocrisy: the Union of Concerned Scientists

A new report funded by big oil and big tobacco has the chutzpah to complain about corporate influence on the climate debate.

June 8, 2012

Der Spiegel Skewers the World Wildlife Fund

A splendid and disturbing investigative feature in Der Spiegel explains why the WWF doesn’t deserve your charitable donations.

May 30, 2012

The WWF’s Vast Pool of Oil Money

The World Wildlife Fund’s first corporate sponsor was Shell oil – which continued to fund it for the next four decades.

April 11, 2012

Big Oil Money for Me, But Not for Thee

The Sierra Club takes fossil fuel money. So does the Nature Conservancy and Rajendra Pachauri’s sustainability conference. So why is the Heartland Institute being torn to pieces for the same behaviour?

February 17, 2012

Medical Journals Spearhead Climate Lynch Mob

Why are the editors of leading medical journals trying to suppress climate free speech? Since this isn’t their area of expertise how dare they harass those with a different point-of-view?

January 28, 2012

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

Solyndra Solar Scandal Gains Traction

A now-bankrupt solar energy company flushed half a billion dollars of taxpayer money down the toilet – after President Obama said it was a poster child of the new green economy.

September 14, 2011

Al Gore’s Money-Grubbing

Al Gore says climate change is a planetary emergency. But he’ll only tell a campus audience about it if the cheque is big enough.

September 12, 2011

Naming Names: Marine Experts Tainted by Activist Cash

The list of people who’ve accepted $150,000 from an advocacy organization is a long one. There are lots of PhDs here, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with full-blown political activists.

August 5, 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

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

You Doubt Monger, You

When environmentalists organize themselves, fund-raise, and try to spread their message this is considered legitimate democratic activity. Yet the minute climate skeptics do the same we’re accused of being doubt-mongers who manufacture uncertainty in order to mislead the public.

February 25, 2011

It Isn’t a Conspiracy – It’s Just Money, Fashion & Power

If much of the world were to snap out of it and realize that global warming has been over-hyped, large companies would lose hundreds of billions.

February 14, 2011

Greenpeace: Corporate Stocks & Noah’s Arks

Greenpeace spends its time trashing corporations. Yet it solicits donations in the form of corporate stocks. Any kind of corporate stocks, apparently.

January 5, 2011

The Royal Society’s Big Oil Award

The UK’s Royal Society awarded an Esso Energy medal annually for 25 years. A short time later, when opinions on climate change diverged, the society began painting Esso’s parent company, ExxonMobil, as demon spawn.

November 29, 2010

BP, Greenpeace & the Big Oil Jackpot

It is frequently alleged that climate skeptics are being funded by big oil – and that their views should therefore not be trusted. In fact, green groups have received far more funding from oil interests. Really.

June 4, 2010

Slurs, Smears & Money

Skeptical climate scientists are often accused of being motivated by financial gain. So why does Al Gore charge $175,000 to deliver a speech? If global warming is really a planetary emergency, why won’t he deliver the same talk for $50,000?

June 19, 2009
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