Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 1

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

May 22, 2019

IPCC Clone Predicts Doom

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

May 6, 2019

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

Delusions Climatic & Otherwise @ the New York Times

The New York Times publishes pablum about the IPCC.

April 22, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri – The Little Man Who Told Big Whoppers

Many IPCC authors were chosen for reasons other than impressive scholarly track records.

November 19, 2011

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

UN Style Empirical Research

First, UN researchers conduct a climate change survey. Second, they release a report that fails to provide even an overview of the results, never mind detailed evidence of the assertions being made. Next the report gets cited as though it were gospel by Canada’s Library of Parliament.

November 20, 2010

An Even Younger Senior Author

If climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity, why have kids filled senior IPCC roles for the past 15 years?

October 22, 2010

More Grad Student Expertise

15 years prior to receiving her PhD, Sari Kovats began serving as an IPCC contributing author – followed by two stints as a lead author.

This means governments have been relying on the expertise of graduate students when making multi-billion-dollar climate change decisions.

October 20, 2010

The Non-Stop IPCC Spin Machine

A new IPCC press release says “thousands of scientists” contribute to the climate bible. But a list of authors selected to take part in the upcoming edition contains only 831 names.

Among these is Lisa Alexander. She began writing IPCC reports a decade before she’d even earned her PhD.

October 18, 2010

The IPCC’s Confused Chairman

Delegates to a four-day Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting chose not to replace chairman Rajendra Pachauri with someone more credible and professional. Journalists beware: nothing this man says should be taken at face value.

October 14, 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