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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC

The New York Times reports on the latest IPCC leak.

Justin Gillis at the New York Times has written about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leak I publicized yesterday.

Titled Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies, his article reminds us that the IPCC was awarded half of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. It doesn’t mention the scandalous aftermath – in which chairman Rajendra Pachauri erroneously told thousands of IPCC-affiliated academics: “This makes each of you Nobel Laureates.” (See my recent article in Canada’s National Post for the cringe-worthy details.)

Gillis reports:

The leak of the new draft occurred on a blog hostile to the intergovernmental panel. [link to this site in the original]

That’s one way of putting it. Another way would have been to observe that this blog is written by Canadian investigative journalist Donna Laframboise – the author of two books about the IPCC.

This UN climate body is 25 years old this year. If one regards climate change as a “planetary emergency” (Al Gore’s words) few international organizations are doing work that’s more important.

And yet, as I document in excruciating detail in The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Scientist, media outlets have subjected the IPCC to little serious scrutiny. Basic fact-checking has been pretty much absent.

A blurb from long-time IPCC author Richard Tol appears on the back cover of The Delinquent Teen. It reads:

Donna Laframboise does what good journalists do. She does not parrot authority, but asks “is that so?” In this book, she shines a hard light on the rotten heart of the IPCC.

Much of what the media has told us about the IPCC turns out to be utterly and egregiously false. Surely it’s time for the New York Times to wake up and smell the coffee.


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