This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.
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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.
This blog has no tip jar. On a previous occasion, two years ago, I invited readers to buy me a holiday cocktail. That invitation is extended once again.
I’m fond of Strongbow cider, which costs about $8 at my local pub. Sometimes I treat myself to a brandy or a bourbon in the $12-range.
My book, The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, is the only independent assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Available in Kindle and PDF editions, the paperback is shipped internationally via Amazon.com. Limited copies of an Australian paperback edition, with a foreword by Ian Plimer, are also available. See all purchase options here.
My profound thanks to those of you who have purchased my book – for yourselves, for your friends, and for your public library. Despite your support, I’m sorry to say that this kind of work is not financially lucrative. The climate skeptic community is relatively small and my book has not yet broken into the mainstream.
Given that the IPCC will be releasing the first installment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in September of next year, followed by further installments in March, April, and September of 2014, it makes sense for me to continuing playing the role of IPCC watchdog.
Large, influential organizations that receive no outside scrutiny become sloppy. We deserve better than that.
On a more personal note, 2012 has been a wonderful year in many ways, but it has also been chaotic. I spent six months without an office – a difficult thing for any writer. We are now settled in our new abode, and I have every reason to believe that the year ahead will be focused and productive.
May reason, courtesy, and good humour flourish in 2013 – and may the New Year bestow its blessings on each of you.
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