Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

The Climate Show Carries On

The Paris climate summit is a gigantic photo op – where ineffectual political leaders will pretend to be environmental superheroes.

(includes details of my Dec. 2 talk in Paris)

November 18, 2015

Private Jet Airport Hosts Paris Climate Summit

December’s climate conference is being held on the grounds of Europe’s busiest private jet airport. If we were serious about fighting climate change, wouldn’t private jets have been banned long ago?

October 21, 2015

The Preposterous Green Institute and the IPCC

The man now in charge at the IPCC belongs to a privileged, protected, secretive entity headed by the UN’s former top climate official.

October 19, 2015

3 Things Scientists Need to Know About the IPCC

Slides and text of my presentation to the World Federation of Scientists, 20 Aug. 2015.

September 1, 2015

When Emissions Disappear, So Do Jobs

The dirty little secret behind every pie-in-the-sky climate measure is that when emissions disappear, so do jobs, economic opportunities, and human well-being.

December 4, 2014

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

Another Climate Change Ransom Note

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is threatening us with hellfire and damnation. But its conclusions are suspect. Rather than investigating all possible causes of climate change, it’s in the business of pointing a finger at humanity.

November 17, 2014

Video Interview: Activists & the UN Climate Process

In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.

February 9, 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

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

That Silly Coal Speech

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

November 27, 2013

The Creepy Climate Conference

After frisking us for explosives, the UN repeatedly assures us that we’re good people.

November 20, 2013

Today’s Climate Summit Press Conferences

The WWF utilized UN press conference facilities yesterday. It’s doing so again today.

November 19, 2013

What a Nasty, Scandalously Rigged System

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

November 18, 2013

Initial Dispatch: the Warsaw Climate Summit

If the UN were serious about a new climate treaty, it would turf the activists. They are a distraction no one needs.

November 15, 2013

Inside the Warsaw Climate Summit

Obama’s imperious behaviour at the 2009 climate summit is a key reason negotiations have failed dismally in recent years.

November 12, 2013

What Is Christiana Figueres Thinking?

It is improper for a UN official to criticize Australia’s 6-week-old election results.

October 22, 2013

The Climate Change Echo Chamber

Green activists want to restrict your ability to fly, but they themselves remain addicted to the UN’s pointless annual beach party.

November 27, 2012

UN Bureaucrats Wield Science for Undemocratic Purposes

UN officials say we should listen to science. Don’t be fooled. It’s a rhetorical ploy, a cover for their own agenda.

November 22, 2012

The World’s Slowest Learners

UN bureaucrats say climate change is a planetary emergency and that time is running out. So when US senators unanimously rejected the Kyoto Protocol where was Plan B?

December 31, 2011

Science is Not a Tyrant

Activists, politicians, and journalists love to play the ‘science says’ game when talking about global warming. But scientific facts are one thing. How best to respond to those facts is a completely different discussion – in which we all deserve a voice.

June 14, 2011

The IPCC as UN Funding Mechanism

You gotta love the UN. The 31-member IPCC bureau includes representatives from undemocratic and unsavoury countries such as Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Malaysia, Madagascar and the Maldives. Soon, these countries may be deciding the fate of billions of UN-administered climate change funds.

June 8, 2011

The Sneaky, Not-So-Secret Purpose of the IPCC

According to scientists who’ve helped write its reports, the IPCC is not a scientific body first and foremost. Rather, its primary purpose is to lay the necessary groundwork so that an international climate change treaty can be negotiated.

January 26, 2011

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