Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

Kofi Annan’s Infantile Climate Morality

The disgraced former head of the UN smears skeptics while ignoring the dubious motivations of green opportunists.

May 5, 2015

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

The Nobel Lie That Just Won’t Die

The Guardian newspaper once again falsely declares Rajendra Pachauri a Nobel laureate. For good measure, it publishes a photo of him looking pious – while neglecting to mention the serious sexual offenses for which he is being investigated.

April 25, 2015

The United Nations’ Fake News Machine

A UN official delivers a speech. An account of that speech is written up to look like a news story. It gets published on a website funded by the UN. Casual readers are unlikely to appreciate that this is 100% spin.

April 22, 2015

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

My Interview with India’s Sify News

The Indian media is examining the wider implications of Rajendra Pachauri’s resignation while Western journalists pretend not to see the sex scandal.

March 12, 2015

An Open Letter to the Men of TERI

TERI women have summoned the courage to speak up about the nature of their workplace. Will TERI’s men step forward and do their part?

March 11, 2015

Mumbai Columnist: ‘Creepy Crawlie’ Pachauri

In his home country, the former chairman of the IPCC is being called ‘Dr. Lecherous.’ A female journalist says she was ‘repulsed’ by the vain, pompous Pachauri she once met in person.

February 28, 2015

When Journalists Question Catastrophe

Unlike most journalists, Matt Ridley has done PhD-level work in the sciences. He has served as science editor for the Economist. One would think his views on the climate debate deserve a fair hearing. Instead, he is pilloried by climate extremists.

January 21, 2015

Hottest Year Claim: Minuscule Change in Imaginary Number

The amount by which the global temperature record has allegedly been broken is minuscule. Two one-hundredths of one degree isn’t what the public imagines when reporters talk about surging temperatures.

January 19, 2015

When the Media Makes You Weep

The BBC – one of the world’s most venerable news brands – has substantially altered the direction and meaning of a news story without advising its audience that it has done so. This is straight out of Orwell’s 1984.

September 1, 2014

Tiny Imaginations, Big Egos

We’re told that fewer butterflies is something to be alarmed about – and to blame humanity for. But change is normal and natural.

July 9, 2014

Screw the Poor, Our Eyes are Fixed on Tomorrow

Why are we not one-tenth as concerned about real children dying needlessly right now as we are about hypothetical future climate change?

June 8, 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

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

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

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

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

Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney

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

January 2, 2014

IPCC Called a ‘Global Thinker of 2013′

The editors of Foreign Policy magazine inhabit a fairy tale world of planet-saving superheroes and wicked climate deniers.

December 14, 2013

Anti-Democratic Green Activism

If the public is to be represented at climate negotiations by someone other than their own government, it has a right to elect and dismiss those representatives.

December 3, 2013

What a Nasty, Scandalously Rigged System

Activist media events are a shockingly institutionalized part of UN climate negotiations.

November 18, 2013

The IPCC’s ‘Sharpest Critic’

My work is being discussed in prominent newspapers and magazines – in Germany as well as the US.

November 6, 2013

NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC

The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.

November 2, 2013

The IPCC Report as Ink Blot Test

What do Greenpeace and the Natural History Museum have in common? They both employ people with impaired reading comprehension skills.

October 15, 2013

Quote of the Year: Climate Models Have Problems

Cigarette packages come with warning labels. So should IPCC reports.

October 10, 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

What Reuters Said About the IPCC’s 1995 Report

A news clipping from 1995 – concerning an earlier IPCC report – was hilariously wrong.

October 3, 2013

Fooling Reporters is Easy, Just Ask the IPCC

On the basis of a politically-massaged summary and a stack of press advisories, the media has blasted IPCC talking points around the world.

October 1, 2013

Why the IPCC Meeting Isn’t Being Televised

Scientific truth isn’t negotiated in the dead of night behind closed doors.

September 26, 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

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 5)

Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.

September 22, 2013

On Journalism, Skepticism & a Lawsuit

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical of everything and everyone.

September 18, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 3)

The day after the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway made false declarations about the head of the IPCC.

September 17, 2013

Suzanne Goldenberg: Eco Activist Disguised as a Journalist

The Guardian‘s environment correspondent couldn’t be more one-sided if she herself were on the IPCC’s payroll.

September 16, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 2)

Why has Yale University promulgated the fiction that the chairman of the IPCC is a Nobel laureate?

September 15, 2013

When Name-Calling Passes for Journalism

What journalism has now come to: calling industries you don’t like outlaws, rogues, and evaders of ‘climate justice.’

July 19, 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

The UN’s Pretend Climate Scientists

A UN press release falsely describes those attending an IPCC meeting as “climate scientists,” In fact, these people are policy wonks, economists, political scientists, and UN advisors.

July 4, 2013

More on Stephen Emmott, Author of ‘Ten Billion’

A new book appears to be a rehash of 40-year-old environmental scaremongering endorsed by that era’s men of science.

July 3, 2013

Canada – Green Pariah or World’s Best Reputation?

Activists & journalists insist that Canada’s climate policies have destroyed our international good name. But survey results released yesterday indicate – for the 3rd consecutive year – that we have “the world’s best reputation.”

June 28, 2013

Media Fail: John Cook’s Atom Bombs

News stories citing and quoting a single individual (a self-described non-climate-scientist) make declarations about climate change and atomic weapons.

June 22, 2013

Green Energy Quote of the Day

What lessons will the rest of the world learn from Germany’s renewable energy disaster?

June 15, 2013

The Open Letter to American Universities

Eminent individuals are urging US educators to encourage a genuine campus debate about fossil fuels.

June 11, 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

Ed Davey, the UK’s Energy Bully

If a government minister thinks the media is paying too much attention to something, look closer.

June 3, 2013

The Drama Queen Files: Exhibit #5

Based on a press release and a brochure, the media says hunters are “gasping for life” in the Arctic.

May 8, 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
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