Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

Climate Change Special Interests Condemn Special Interests

Many of the scientists who signed an open letter against museums taking money from special interests are themselves linked to special interests. Part 3 of 3.

March 29, 2015

Green Incompetence Isn’t Sustainable

Governments fund solar capacity in countries that receive little sun and install wind turbines in nations that get little wind. $100 billion has been squandered while green activists applauded.

January 23, 2015

‘No Culture of Accountability’ at Greenpeace

Environmental organizations are large, affluent, and secretive. Rather than being underdogs, they are now the establishment.

June 23, 2014

3 Reasons Not to Trust the New Climate Report

The IPCC acts as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury. It has a long history of recruiting activist personnel, and is led by a man prone to exaggeration.

April 15, 2014

The WWF Activist in Charge at the IPCC

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the marine biologist who led the IPCC’s Ocean chapter, is a full-blown environmental activist. He recently wrote a politicized foreword to a WWF brochure, and has a long history of employment with both the WWF and Greenpeace.

March 30, 2014

Government Tells Public They’re Morons

Ontario energy minister says we should wear sweaters in winter.

February 11, 2014

The WWF: Still Donning the Science Costume

Why doesn’t the World Wildlife Fund argue for its vision based solely on that vision’s merits?

January 15, 2014

Polar Bear Politics and the WWF

Norway sent eight people to a recent polar bear conference. The WWF sent 10.

December 12, 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

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

That Silly Coal Speech

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

November 27, 2013

Today’s Climate Summit Press Conferences

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

November 19, 2013

IPCC Summary: The Real Story

Media outlets remain oblivious to the IPCC’s tainted-by-activism personnel.

November 4, 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

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

‘Nature’ Spin Elevates Third-Tier IPCC Official to Chair

With attention focused on the IPCC’s imminent Working Group 1 report, a prestigious science journal has published a misleadingly-headlined profile of Working Group 3 co-chair, Ottmar Edenhofer.

September 21, 2013

WWF Partners With Country Where Rape Victims Are Jailed

Any country in which a woman finds herself sentenced to 16 months after reporting a rape is barbaric and deserves to be shunned. Instead, the WWF is burnishing the image of this oppressive regime.

July 21, 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

Some Kind of Narcissism: WWF Says It’s Saving Life Itself

When the World Wildlife Fund began, it aspired merely to ensure the well-being of particular species of animals. It now imagines that life itself would vanish without it.

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies

Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.

July 9, 2013

Greens Bludgeon Democracy

Environmentalists think Australian states can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. They want them overruled by bureaucrats thousands of miles away.

July 6, 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

Have We Run Out of Time Yet?

It isn’t your imagination. You’ve been hearing that the world is “running out of time” for years.

June 16, 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

WWF Derides ‘Vocal Minority’ Views

According to the vocal minority known as the World Wildlife Fund, governments shouldn’t be placating vocal minorities.

June 12, 2013

So You Want to Live in Harmony with Nature?

The WWF thinks we should all “live in harmony with nature.” Sounds great – except for the flies, wasps, venomous snakes, storms, and floods.

June 4, 2013

They Call This Higher Education?

Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.

May 24, 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

WWF Gets Into Bed with Oppressive Dictatorship

The World Wildlife Fund has organized an event this week in the United Arab Emirates. You know, one of those countries in which political parties are banned.

May 18, 2013

The Male-Dominated Green Landscape

Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?

May 9, 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

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

Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory

It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.

April 6, 2013

An Hour of Self Delusion

Earth Hour: 60 minutes of self delusion brought to you by IKEA.

March 23, 2013

Indonesian Official Compares WWF to Thieves

The behaviour of green NGOs in the developing word resembles foreign adventurism: arrogant, reckless, and exploitative.

March 19, 2013

Earth Hour, Smog & Kim Jong Il

For Earth Hour’s eco-campaigners, barbaric oppression in North Korea is merely a talking point, something to casually make use of.

March 10, 2013

IPCC Invites In the Activists

When Greenpeace personnel are participating, a political process is underway – not a scientific one.

March 6, 2013

Manufacturing Earth Hour

Canadian students are so jazzed about Earth Hour they need to be bribed to do volunteer work.

March 4, 2013

The Workshop Presentation that Never Was

The BBC African temperature exaggeration is worse that we thought. It also has an IPCC connection.

February 13, 2013

About Those Tobacco Connections…

Where’s the scholarly press release highlighting Al Gore’s “longstanding ties to tobacco companies?” Where’s the study announcing that WWF’s tobacco ties extend back to the 1960s?

February 11, 2013

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

Pity Poland

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

January 29, 2013

Authors of ‘Extreme Misrepresentation’

A majority of the 13 senior scientists responsible for a US government report are also associated with activist groups. (Eight of them have an IPCC connection.)

January 19, 2013

The Secret Santa Leak

Thanks to a whistleblower, draft versions of most chapters of the IPCC’s upcoming report are now in the public domain. Among the new revelations: the IPCC has learned nothing from the Himalayan glacier debacle.

January 8, 2013

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

US Official: ‘Activate Your Science’

A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.

July 24, 2012

The WWF’s Supermarket Offensive

The World Wildlife Fund is reaching into new corners of your life.

July 9, 2012

Is the WWF Telling the Truth About Electric Cars?

The World Wildlife Fund’s praise for electric cars demonstrates its profound disconnect from reality.

July 2, 2012

The WWF’s Surveillance Drones

The World Wildlife Fund is deploying anti-poaching surveillance drones in countries with spotty human rights records and non-existent oversight mechanisms.

June 25, 2012

Liberty – the Missing Ingredient in the Green Analysis

Liberty. Freedom. These ideas inspire risk-taking and self-sacrifice. But the green movement offers the exact opposite.

June 21, 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

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 Living Planet Report

The World Wildlife Fund is supposed to be saving endangered species. Instead, it’s writing reports about equality.

May 23, 2012

The World Wakes Up to the World Wildlife Fund

Companies that cozy up to the WWF in order to enhance their public image may find that the plan backfires.

May 7, 2012

The UN’s Environmental ‘Holocausts’

Since the 1970s UN officials have tried to frighten us. Repeatedly, their predictions have failed. Repeatedly, their time frames have been preposterously inaccurate.

April 30, 2012

Get ’em While They’re Young

The World Wildlife Fund thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on children’s flesh.

April 24, 2012

Mother Mexico & the Jackals

How are green groups different from yesterday’s colonial powers? Their global agenda is paramount, their lack of empathy for ordinary people breathtaking.

April 21, 2012

The WWF’s Soulless Climate Campaign

The World Wildlife Fund is using ordinary Mexicans as pawns in a geopolitical chess game.

April 15, 2012

Eco Narcissists & Their Last Chances

For half a century green activists have insisted that their historical moment – and a particular generation – are the planet’s last hope.

April 14, 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

Today’s News Media: Cheerleaders for the Establishment

Newspapers used to think their job was to help keep wealthy and powerful institutions honest. Now they climb into bed with them.

April 2, 2012

Earth Hour Organizers Prey on Mexico

Mexico is crippled by corruption, violence, and poverty. But the World Wildlife Fund wants it to show leadership on climate change.

March 29, 2012

The Enormous CEO Salaries Behind Earth Hour

Earth Hour isn’t a volunteer, grassroots operation. The World Wildlife Fund pays its US and Canadian CEOs so handsomely they are part of the economic elite – the top 1% of income earners.

March 28, 2012

Earth Hour: Corporations Preaching Morality

When you dim your lights for Earth Hour, you’re protesting in a manner approved by multinational corporations. You’re allowing banks and insurance companies to tell you how to spend your Saturday night.

March 27, 2012

The Wealthy Corporations Behind Earth Hour

Earth Hour was brought into this world by corporations. Fairfax Media Limited – whose newspapers, magazines, and radio stations are supposed to report impartially on environmental issues – owns one-third of this annual green event.

March 26, 2012

The Canadian (Climate) Paradox

How many more reports highlighting the IPCC’s flaws will it take before politicians draw the obvious conclusions? How many additional scandals must surface before political leaders realize that this body doesn’t deserve their trust?

January 16, 2012

Those Who Claim to Speak for the Future

A collection of NGO brats, self-important rich folks, and UN bureaucrats have taken it upon themselves to be the voice of future generations.

January 12, 2012

What Financial Meltdowns Teach Us About the IPCC

When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.

January 5, 2012

Finally – Real Journalism on NGOs

The blogosphere is putting professional journalists to shame with its investigations into, and analysis of, groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund.

December 14, 2011

When Your Paycheque Depends on a Climate Crisis

There is now a small army of experts, activists, and bureaucrats whose economic lives depend on there being a climate crisis. Without such a crisis their jobs, their travel to exotic places, and their moments in the media spotlight would all disappear.

December 8, 2011

WWF-Affiliated Personnel in Working Group 1

Most chapters in Working Group 1 of the 2007 Climate Bible contained at least one scientist who is affiliated with professional climate lobbyists. In one instance, four of the lead authors were tainted in this manner.

November 2, 2011

WWF Issues Press Release About My Book

The World Wildlife Fund says the charge that scientists linked to its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is ‘ludicrous.’ I suppose it’s a total coincidence that more than 2/3rds of the IPCC report’s chapters included at least one WWF-affiliated individual.

October 24, 2011

WWF Influence at the Highest Levels of the IPCC

40 people belonged to the IPCC’s 2007 ‘core writing team.’ 11 of them have documented links to either the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace.

October 4, 2011

78 Names

The scientists on this list either played some role in the 2007 Climate Bible or are helping to write the next one expected to be completed in 2013. In many cases, they’re doing dual duty.

All of them have a documented, public relationship with professional lobbyists.

October 1, 2011

Glaciergate’s Other WWF Connection

The erroneous Himalayan glacier prediction was based on a WWF report. The IPCC chapter in which that mistake occurred was led by two WWF-affiliated scientists.

September 29, 2011

Here an Activist, There an Activist

In a single IPCC chapter we find an author affiliated the WWF, another with Greenpeace, and a third with the Environmental Defense Fund. Sure, this is a scientific document.

September 27, 2011

How the WWF Infiltrated the IPCC – Part 2

Two-thirds of the 2007 Climate Bible’s chapters include personnel affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund. Fifteen chapters were led by WWF-affiliated scientists.

September 26, 2011

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

Canadian Scientists and the World Wildlife Fund

When hundreds of Canadian scientists – and 12 science bodies – joined a World Wildlife Fund ad campaign they undermined their own authority. They became politically-motivated actors in a political discussion.

July 29, 2011

The Activists, the Media, and the Public

When activists hoodwink the media – and questionable environmental scare stories are the result – why don’t we care?

June 24, 2011

WWF’s Chief Spokesperson Joins IPCC

Jennifer Morgan was recently recruited to help prepare the upcoming edition of the climate bible. Rather than being one of the world’s finest scientific minds she is a professional activist – as in chief climate change spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund.

April 25, 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

Clueless New IPCC Policy Ignores Advocacy Literature

New Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines declare that blogs “are not acceptable sources of information for IPCC Reports.” Yet these same guidelines say nothing about advocacy literature published by groups such as Greenpeace.

April 21, 2011

The IPCC’s Activist Chairman

Rajendra Pachauri does not display the aloof, dispassionate demeanour traditionally evoked by the term “scientist.” Instead, he repeatedly lends the good name of the scientific body he chairs to activist endeavours.

April 5, 2011

Earth Hour? I’ll Take a ‘No Nagging’ Hour

As a young woman I embraced feminism because I didn’t want to be bossed around by men. These days it’s greens who want to regulate my behaviour.

March 23, 2011

The WWF Vice President & the New IPCC Report

Why is a Vice President of an activist group taking part in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change workshops – and serving as a review editor for the upcoming edition of the climate bible?

March 4, 2011

Not Your Grandfather’s Greenpeace

Environmental activist organizations are all grown up now. We need to adjust our thinking accordingly.

March 1, 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

The Uses and Abuses of a Nobel Prize

A news story tells us we should believe a report because a “Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist” is associated with it. But the Nobel turns out to be the same Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore – and the report’s findings are highly improbable.

January 19, 2011

Is a Meteorologist a Drought Expert?

Why does the media keep interviewing a meteorologist about droughts & floods instead of those with genuine expertise?

January 13, 2011

Science Website Publishes WWF Press Releases Verbatim

A website called contains more than 400 “articles” written by the World Wildlife Fund. Activist group press releases are not bona fide science news.

January 12, 2011

World Wildlife Fund Infiltrates UK Government

Environmental advocacy groups strive to influence government. In 2006 a senior WWF executive simultaneously became chairman of a UK government body. Meet the Defence Ministry’s idea of propriety.

December 30, 2010

When is a Job Offer Not a Job Offer? (Part 1)

Invited in May to join a new Canadian television station, I was supposed to be a contrarian voice on topics such as global warming and David Suzuki. By October, the broadcaster had lost its nerve.

I’m a bit player in this drama. The bigger picture is that Canadians will continue to be fed the same old pablum.

November 5, 2010

Another IPCC Train Wreck: Species Extinction (Part 2)

When five out of ten lead authors of an IPCC chapter have documented links to the World Wildlife Fund their findings aren’t credible.

October 7, 2010

IPCC Author Profile: Alistair Woodward

In June the IPCC put Alistair Woodward in charge of the climate bible’s health chapter. He thinks doctors should “educate and encourage” their patients in “climate change action.”

August 25, 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

Money to Burn

The World Wildlife Fund raises half a billion dollars a year. What does it do with this abundance? Short answer: it behaves much like any other large corporation.

March 31, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Earth Hour is a project of the World Wildlife Fund. The truckloads of free publicity this event attracts may be the primary reason the WWF is now the world’s wealthiest environmental organization.

March 26, 2010

Independent Bloggers vs Corporate Environmentalists

30 years ago Greenpeace rented creaky fishing boats. These days it purchases $22-million custom-built mega-yachts. The shoestring voices in the environmental debate now belong to skeptical bloggers.

February 22, 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

More Dodgy Citations in the Nobel-Winning Climate Report

The climate bible cites numerous documents written by the World Wildlife Fund to back up its arguments. But this document is supposed to be a rigorous, wholly scientific assessment.

January 23, 2010

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