Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

Why Paul Ehrlich Matters

If it had been within his power to take the steps he insisted were necessary, the human rights abuses would have been horrendous.

June 4, 2018

The Fanatical Paul Ehrlich

Saving the world = demonizing alternative visions

June 1, 2018

Ehrlich’s Guide to Being an Intrusive A**hole

People with 8 kids should be told they “surely would not behave that way today.” Those considering a third should be accused of self-indulgence.

June 6, 2018

Anything Goes When You’re Saving the World

Paul Ehrlich advocated the use of US helicopters so that Indian peasants could be kidnapped & forcibly sterilized.

May 30, 2018

Turning Dogs Into Dinner

Is there anything climate change can’t do?

December 11, 2019

William Ripple, Eco Activist on the Public Dime

Ecology professor’s political opinions published repeatedly in scientific journals.

November 13, 2019

The Myth of the Apolitical Scientist

It’s absurd to say scientists are only now speaking up. Reuters publishes egregious climate propaganda.

October 28, 2019

Ramming the ‘Great Food Transformation’ Down Our Throats

You’ll eat those vegetables – or else.

January 23, 2019

Second Quarter Report

Green groups are not David with a slingshot. They are Goliath. Please support the scrutiny & skepticism I bring to environmental issues.

June 29, 2018

Greens Are Pivoting, Plastic is Their New Obsession

Politicians & 10-year-olds think banning drinking straws in rich nations will address improper garbage disposal in poor ones.

June 8, 2018

How They Sold ‘The Population Bomb’

Threats of famine, dead children, bombs, nuclear war, and oblivion.

 

May 28, 2018

Experts Suck at Predicting the Future

Being an expert in a particular field doesn’t make you smart about the big picture. 

February 2, 2018

Earth Day 1970 (The Drama Queen Files, Exhibit #4)

The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.

April 22, 2013

Scientific Organizations – Should We Trust Them?

Since the 1970s, some scientists have embraced social & political activism. The public needs to be aware, therefore, that not every pronouncement made by a “scientist” is neutral or disinterested.

November 17, 2009

Lab Coats Don’t Make You Infallible (Oliver vs Hansen)

Scientists who step into the political arena deserve to be challenged. This isn’t an attack on science – it’s an exploration of competing political perspectives.

April 25, 2013

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