Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

Meet ‘One of the World’s Foremost Climate Scientists’

Andrew Weaver: climate modeler, Green Party deputy leader, Greenpeace promoter.

January 25, 2013

The Secret Santa Leak: Translations & IPCC Reaction

The IPCC’s response to the leak of three data sticks is typical of that organization. It expects us to accept its version of reality at face value. Its statement provides no opportunity for the public to draw its own conclusions.

January 16, 2013

Interviews

Links to two recent interviews with yours truly. One was conducted via e-mail and the other is a 40-minute audio interview.

January 3, 2012

Pachauri’s Rhetoric vs Reality

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has systematically misled us regarding the quality and kind of material his organization consults.

November 22, 2011

Landsea, the IPCC & the Union of Concerned Scientists

There’s a link between hurricane expert Chris Landsea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. That link is James J. McCarthy.

July 5, 2011

Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Critiqued

An opinion piece in Scientific America alleges that, over the long term, a great deal of scientific research turns out not to be true. Independent replication of research findings is apparently far less common than we think.

June 2, 2011

That Wobbly Foundation: Peer-Reviewed Research

Climate activists have long argued that scientific research that has been peer-reviewed is reliable, trustworthy & true.

May 30, 2011

IPCC: Screw the Rules

Last year a committee investigating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told it to pull up its socks and follow its own rules. This week, the IPCC decided to jettison an important rule instead.

May 17, 2011

The Climate Caper

Written by a senior Australian scientist, The Climate Caper explores some of the reasons why official IPCC science has become so pervasive. For one thing, it’s affiliated with huge government agencies employing large numbers of civil servant scientists.

May 9, 2011

Speeding Tickets and the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has taken the time to write down some rules of the road. But it has never hired any traffic cops.

April 19, 2011

Citizen Audit Anniversary

A year ago a group of volunteers from 12 countries struck a blow for truth-in-advertising. Our audit revealed that 1 in 3 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report references are to non-peer-reviewed literature. For years we’ve been told the climate bible relies exclusively on peer-reviewed research.

April 17, 2011

Climategate 2.0

A recently-released collection of candid insider comments confirms many of our worst fears about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

February 7, 2011

Does the IPCC Follow the Rules? Insiders Say ‘No’

According to insiders, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change rules are being ignored on the one hand – and circumvented on the other.

January 31, 2011

Grey Literature: IPCC Insiders Speak Candidly

IPCC insiders say non-peer-reviewed literature is essential and unavoidable when they write one of the world’s most important reports. Yet chairman Pachauri has, for years, insisted only peer-reviewed material gets used. Why haven’t scientific organizations set the record straight?

January 21, 2011

Dr. Pachauri, Call Your Office

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has repeatedly declared that the climate bible relies solely on peer-reviewed source material. This claim is false. Rajendra Pachauri should resign.

April 21, 2010

IPCC Reliance on Grey Literature 30 Times Greater than UK Threshold

The British government says 99% of the sources on which the climate bible bases its arguments should be peer-reviewed. But only 70% are.

April 18, 2010

What’s Left if We Disregard Non-Peer-Reviewed Claims?

The chairman of the IPCC has said that non-peer-reviewed research is so undeserving of the IPCC’s attention it should be thrown “into the dustbin.” Yet on one page of the climate bible, only 17% of the text is backed-up by peer-reviewed research.

April 16, 2010

Poll: How Many Non-Peer-Reviewed References?

A poll was held prior to the release of our citizen audit findings. That project tallied up the number of climate bible references which involve peer-reviewed sources. (The public has long been told all references are to such material, yet we discovered 1/3 are not.)

April 10, 2010

Does the IPCC Prefer Grey Literature to Peer-Reviewed?

Economist Richard Tol has written a series of blog posts regarding, among other concerns, the IPCC’s apparent use of non-peer-reviewed literature to neutralize peer-reviewed research findings.

March 23, 2010

Help Audit the UN Climate Report – Crowdsourcing Project

In this blog post, I invited people to help me examine the references relied upon by the climate bible. Five weeks later, we delivered a report card in which 21 of 44 chapters of the climate bible received an ‘F’.

March 8, 2010

The Great Peer-Review Fairy Tale

The chairman of the IPCC has repeatedly told the world the climate bible relies solely on peer-reviewed scientific literature. He is wrong.

March 6, 2010

Almost Half Non-Peer-Reviewed

Despite vigorous protests from its own expert reviewers, 42% of the documents cited in one chapter of the climate bible are grey literature rather than peer-reviewed.

March 4, 2010

What She Said About the Climate Bible 3 Months Ago

If the climate bible includes significant mistakes, if it uses newspaper & magazine articles to make its case, if it relies on literature generated by activist organizations – then it is rather a different animal from the uber-respectable paragon of virtue so many journalists have described. Bamboozled by the PR machine that is the IPCC, they’ve passed along bad information to the public.

February 2, 2010
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