Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace

Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.

April 14, 2014

Greenpeace & the IPCC Report

Greenpeace says 95% certainty is the same as 100% certainty. Tell that to people who die on the operating table.

October 9, 2013

Peer into the Heart of the IPCC, Find Greenpeace

The mere presence of environmental activists undermines the integrity of scientific endeavours. Yet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has long embraced Greenpeace personnel.

March 14, 2011

IPCC Clone Predicts Doom

Once again, the ‘world’s leading scientists’ provide cover for UN machinations.

May 6, 2019

Hoesung Lee: New IPCC Leader

The new IPCC chairman is an economist who, ironically, began his career with oil giant Exxon.

October 14, 2015

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele: The Activist Who Wants to Run the IPCC

A Belgian activist scientist seeking leadership of the UN climate panel flies to Pakistan – and is fawned over by the media.

April 28, 2015

How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace. Part 2 of 2.

March 17, 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

Activist Material Cited as Evidence in the 2013-2014 IPCC Report

On page 25 of Chapter 2 and page 58 of Chapter 4 (Working Group 2 report of the AR5), the sole evidence the IPCC cites for a claim about the … Continue reading

The IPCC: Bar the Media, Welcome the Activists

In Berlin this week, environmental activists were allowed to attend a four-day meeting that journalists were denied access to. This is normal IPCC procedure.

April 12, 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

IPCC Summary: The Real Story

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

November 4, 2013

Greenpeace’s Menacing ‘Angry Kid’

Does a responsible organization make videos in which children call adults enemies?

October 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

The IPCC Report as Ink Blot Test

What do Greenpeace and the Natural History Museum have in common? They both employ people with impaired reading comprehension skills.

October 15, 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

IPCC Invites In the Activists

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

March 6, 2013

The IPCC: Going Where No Scientist Should Go

The next IPCC report will include a chapter that discusses gender inequality, marginalized populations, and traditional knowledge. So much for providing “rigorous…scientific information.”

May 29, 2012

The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 1)

How can claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is objective be taken seriously when one of its authors has been arrested at an anti-coal protest?

May 24, 2012

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

Greenpeace’s Fear Machine

17 years ago a Greenpeace report titled The Climate Time Bomb tried to frighten us with lurid images and dire predictions that have since failed.

August 2, 2011

How the IPCC Defines ‘Distinguished Scientist’

Where, on the CV of a person employed by Greenpeace for the past 17 years, does it say distinguished scientist?

July 27, 2011

IPCC: These People Haven’t Learned a Thing

A recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report once again relies on research conducted by Greenpeace. Once again, Greenpeace personnel are serving as IPCC lead authors.

June 15, 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

Hansen, Suzuki & Greenpeace

Regarding James Hansen’s (tax-payer funded) salary, David Suzuki’s despair, and Ross Gelbspan’s professional activism.

April 12, 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

The IPCC’s Pretend Neutrality

Actions speak louder the words. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claims to be impartial and evenhanded – but that’s not how it behaves.

April 4, 2011

The IPCC Insiders Club

A small group of IPCC insiders filled as many as seven different roles each during the writing of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

March 25, 2011

John Holdren’s IPCC Myths

President Obama’s science advisor says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change bases its conclusions on source material that has been vetted in excruciating detail. According to IPCC insiders, this is bunk.

February 9, 2011

Meet the IPCC’s Youngest Lead Author

At the age of 25, Richard Klein became an IPCC lead author. He held a Masters degree, and had spent a year working for Greenpeace.

October 21, 2010

The New Graduate Who Served as IPCC Lead Author

A recent medical graduate with no relevant publications was a lead author of the IPCC’s first health chapter. That report was supposed to have been written by the world’s top experts.

September 9, 2010

The Book the IPCC Plagiarized

Entire passages in the IPCC’s 1995 report were lifted from a 1993 book authored by Anthony McMichael – the IPCC person in charge of the health chapter.

September 3, 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

Greenpeace and the Nobel-Winning Climate Report

The relationship between Greenpeace and the IPCC is so close that not only are the activist group’s documents cited by the climate bible, the IPCC chairman has written a forward for a Greenpeace publication. Meanwhile, a senior Greenpeace official (whose entire career has been devoted to political activism), has served as an IPCC “scientific expert reviewer.”

January 28, 2010

Slides & Sources – Undermining Free Speech, Free Thought & Free Choice

Click any slide to enlarge. Internet links often expire, so backup links are provided.   https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2007/02/09/Ellen-Goodman-Global-warning/stories/200702090178 https://web.archive.org/web/20201118184134/https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screenshot_2020-10-14-Ellen-Goodman-2007-column.png http://www.fao.org/forestry/17186-0f435ae3673878c5ce4cd4b6ebe27cdff.pdf https://www.webcitation.org/640HdgvAx https://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/opinion/29krugman.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt<br&gt; https://web.archive.org/web/20110513193300/ https://web.archive.org/web/20130317062650/krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/everyday-externalities/ my commentary: https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2013/03/15/paul-krugmans-old-time-climate-religion/ https://web.archive.org/web/20181127023647/https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/opinion/climate-change-denial-republican.html my commentary: https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2019/01/02/climate-skeptics-the-despised-minority/ https://web.archive.org/web/20091111235724/http://www.pm.gov.au/node/6305Continue reading

Fooling Us With Climate Trickery

An influential report aimed at business leaders re-labelled an implausible, far-fetched scenario as ‘our current path.’

July 1, 2020

Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 2

People tell themselves fairy tales about UN organizations – and disparage journalists who shine a light on what’s actually going on.

May 27, 2019

Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 1

When a journalist thinks for herself about climate change, insults & fabrications follow.

May 22, 2019

UN Targets the Sand People

Allegations that mining threatens wildlife rely on activist ‘evidence.’

May 8, 2019

First Quarter Report

Since relaunching this blog on January first, I’ve published 38 new posts – including one in Swedish. Please help me continue.

March 30, 2018

Politicizing Science at the US Dept. of Energy

How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity?

January 27, 2017

Beware the Green Lobby

Nothing we do to protect the environment will ever be good enough. Like the Nazgûl in The Lord of the Rings, green lobbyists are relentless.

January 14, 2016

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

Do Joe Romm and Fellow Climate Scientists Think Sexual Misconduct is OK?

Climate science is a world in which people who donate money to museums are targeted and ostracized. Yet creeps who write about urinating on women get a free pass. Part 1 of 3.

March 26, 2015

Blog of the Year Nomination

Hard-hitting IPCC journalism – some reasons to cast your vote for this blog.

March 5, 2014

Rich Guy Rubbish – Exhibit #9 in the Drama Queen Files

Musician Bob Geldoff says climate change is going to wipe us out. By 2030.

October 7, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 5)

Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.

September 22, 2013

Into the Dustbin (my new book)

My new book takes a close look at Rajendra Pachauri, the man in charge of the UN entity that will release a new climate report later this month. It’s available as a paperback, a Kindle e-book, or an instantly downloadable PDF.

September 10, 2013

What Would a Bad Job Look Like?

A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.

August 5, 2013

The Coming Hellhole – Exhibit #7 of the Drama Queen Files

Emergency! Catastrophe! Earth is turning into an unprecedented hellhole – according to an Oxford professor and Microsoft official.

July 2, 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

Putting the ‘Activist’ in Scientist

29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’

June 5, 2013

Recent Press Releases

Press releases e-mailed to this blog tell a strange tale.

May 21, 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

The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #6

Carbon dioxide, superstition, and protecting the oceans.

May 13, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory

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

April 6, 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

Writing About Climate Change

Is a new academic network just a cover for climate activists?

February 8, 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

Is Climate Change Like Gravity?

If climate change is as straightforward a scientific concept as gravity, why does the IPCC continue to produce multi-thousand-page reports?

February 1, 2013

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

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

January 25, 2013

The FoxNews Interview

The full text of an interview I recently gave to FoxNews – and a link to the story.

January 23, 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

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

Masters of Hypocrisy: the Union of Concerned Scientists

A new report funded by big oil and big tobacco has the chutzpah to complain about corporate influence on the climate debate.

June 8, 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

The Authoritarian Impulse and Climate Change

People who want to save the planet are fond of more laws and more red tape. They talk of silencing their opponents and sending people to prison.

March 13, 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

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

Pachauri’s Green Torch Bearers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be a neutral and impartial body. But its chairman is encouraging business students to be green activists.

December 6, 2011

News & Reviews

At the end of 2011 Treehugger.com continues to portray IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri as a saint.

November 14, 2011

National Post Excerpt & Review

Canada’s National Post newspaper is running an excerpt of my book this weekend. It may be the only newspaper on the planet employing three climate skeptic journalists.

October 21, 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

Calling Skeptics Stupid Doesn’t Convince Anyone

How does calling me stupid and equating me with a Holocaust denier advance the debate? Is the fate of the planet really at stake – or are we just playacting in a sandbox?

July 23, 2011

Oodles of Cash

Who knew that green groups – and those with business interests in renewable energy – have access to such obscene amounts of money?

June 17, 2011

Climate Change & Violent Fantasies

When did it become acceptable to pen violent fantasies about people with whom you disagree? When did it become OK to talk – luridly and out loud – about their death?

June 6, 2011

The Case of Michael Oppenheimer

Perhaps the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t regard activist scientists as damaged goods because neither the National Academy of Sciences nor the American Association for the Advancement of Science does, either.

May 1, 2011

The Missing Map

In 2008, the United Nations Environment Programme published a map suggesting there’d be 50 million climate refugees by 2010. When a writer called attention to this failed prediction recently, the map disappeared.

April 16, 2011

Pachauri’s Pal – the Worldwatch Institute

Before the IPCC was even founded, the Worldwatch Institute had already declared that global warming was caused by fossil fuels. Surely that makes the IPCC chairman’s decision to fraternize with this activist organization a bit awkward.

April 7, 2011

Mr. Chairman, Your Carriage Awaits

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is dysfunctional and unaccountable. That Rajendra Pachauri remains as its chairman – despite widespread calls for his resignation – is proof of this.

January 28, 2011

All For a Nobel Cause

How often does the media imply that IPCC Peace Prize winners are scientific Nobel laureates?

January 24, 2011

The Silent Treatment

Should AGW proponents acknowledge critics? Or should they avert their eyes and block their ears?

January 14, 2011

Best of 2010 at NoFrakkingConsensus

The five blog posts I’m proudest to have written in 2010.

December 28, 2010

Speech Crimes & Ethics 101

An ethics professor thinks corporations that challenge climate dogma should be charged with a new kind of crime against humanity.

Strangely, he’s unconcerned that a representative of the violent & unsavoury Sudanese government fills one of the IPCC’s four most prominent positions.

October 28, 2010

Guide to AR5

As the author of two books about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), I am well placed to evaluate its 2013-2014 Assessment Report (aka AR5 – which stands for … Continue reading

Citizen Audit Report is Now a PDF

If the IPCC can’t be trusted to describe its own report accurately, why should we believe anything else it says?

May 9, 2010

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

Climate Bible Gets 21 ‘F’s on Report Card

Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,531 sources cited in the latest version of the climate bible – finding 5,587 to be not peer-reviewed. 21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations’ Nobel-winning report had so few peer-reviewed references they earned an F on our report card.

April 14, 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

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

Systemic Failure: Invasion of the Drama Queens

Drug trial results are closely scrutinized. Corporate financial statements are routinely audited. Yet science academy bureaucrats – and a lot of others who should have known better – have advised us to blindly trust IPCC reports.

February 6, 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