Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

The Media is Now Malevolent

Democracy is not served by censorship, malice, derision, and denunciation.

February 24, 2021

Astonishing Media Misinformation About the IPCC

We teach children that a summary should accurately reflect a longer document. But things are topsy-turvy in the land of the IPCC.

September 4, 2019

Google, Groupthink & the Media

The media fosters intellectual conformity. Is Google taking the same path?

August 7, 2019

The Elites, the Media & the Little People

Google pampers the already pampered at $20 million climate extravaganza.

August 5, 2019

Trump, Censorship & Media Bias

Journalists can’t seem to help themselves. Every blessed thing gets twisted.

August 20, 2018

The Media’s War on the Public

When Donald Trump rails against fake news he speaks for millions of people who are tired of being silenced and smeared.

August 13, 2018

Media Memes

The covers of news magazines such as Time and The Economist used to tell the truth.

August 6, 2018

Anthropocene: The Media’s Fake Geological Epoch

Journalists declaring something to be the case before it has actually happened is outrageous and unethical.

July 6, 2018

Israel Not Tracking Post Vaccine Problems

Every health system in the world should be keenly interested in Israel’s adverse vaccine reactions. But the data doesn’t exist.

July 7, 2021

Canadians Aren’t Being Told About Vaccine Risks

Guest post by a recently retired doctor.

June 21, 2021

Remember When N95 Masks Were Anti-Science?

Ontario, Canada began by properly protecting medical staff from COVID infection. Citing the WHO, it then reversed course.

May 26, 2021

Engineered Viruses: Not a New Concern

The pandemic may well be linked to lab experiments in China. A thorough investigation is warranted.

May 19, 2021

US Senator to Facebook: Kill Free Speech Now

Intelligence Committee chairman targets private companies.

March 29, 2021

Facebook, Fact-checkers & Medical Debate

When group think masquerades as ‘fact-checking.’

March 15, 2021

Climate Facts or Leaps of Faith? Governments Can’t Tell the Difference

We have no hard evidence of a crisis. Only expert opinion and best estimates.

February 17, 2021

4 Weird Things About the Climate Summit

When an organization can’t be bothered to describe itself accurately – but thinks you should do what it says – that’s a red flag.

January 20, 2021

Vaccines, Legal Liability & Learning from History

Governments are shielding vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits.

December 14, 2020

Nice Idea, Shaky Evidence

Media stories about Norway winters & positive thinking lack proper skepticism.

October 5, 2020

About That Sharp Rise in Climate Concern

Poll sponsors say climate attitudes have been ‘remarkably consistent’ over two decades.

September 2, 2020

Fantasy Wish List Masquerades as Climate Poll

Green lobby group invites public to endorse green fantasies.

June 1, 2020

Civil Liberties, the Economy & Typhoid Mary

Let us not be cavalier about the coronavirus. Let us pay proper respect to the dead.

April 20, 2020

The Legacy of UN Climate Activist, Rajendra Pachauri

Journalists spent years falsely calling the IPCC chairman a Nobel laureate and the world’s ‘top climate scientist.’

February 17, 2020

IPCC Expert’s 8 Discredited Papers

Philip Munday’s work falls to pieces whenever someone tries to verify it.

January 15, 2020

Blaming Climate Change: Bogus Wildlife Videos

Nature videos from National Geographic, Netflix, and the BBC can’t be trusted.

December 2, 2019

William Ripple, Eco Activist on the Public Dime

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

November 13, 2019

The UVic, Susan Crockford Story Continues

Refuse to talk to the reporter. Afterward, accuse her of ‘multiple factual inaccuracies.’ Isn’t academia grand?

October 30, 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

Facebook’s False Fact Check

There’s no guarantee scientific research is credible or accurate just because it has been peer-reviewed. Why is Facebook promoting this lie?

October 23, 2019

University Feels No Need to Explain: Crockford Story Part 2

The University of Victoria receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars, yet refused to answer a single question about the firing of Susan Crockford.

October 21, 2019

U of Victoria’s Speakers Bureau

Many of the talks being provided to the community are one-sided, activist, and controversial.

September 16, 2019

Smart Commentary about the Amazon Fires

There is no crisis. But there’s lots of melodrama, double standards, and cherry picking.

September 2, 2019

Fake News and Fires in the Amazon

Media outlets are supposed to be more reliable than your brother-in-law, but that seems less true every day.

August 28, 2019

Green Idealists vs the Real World

There’s unicorns, fairness & equity. Then there’s what’s possible.

August 14, 2019

Forget the Heroics, Just Pick Up the Trash

Recycling programs should make sense and be boring.

August 12, 2019

The Climate Curse: Reprogramming Our Moral Compass

The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice. So do we.

July 17, 2019

Extreme Politics: The Roger Pielke Jr. Story

Rabid dog climate enforcers will destroy you without conscience or regret.

June 10, 2019

Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 1

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

May 22, 2019

UN Biodiversity Officials Fail Transparency Test

IPBES provides no CVs for most members of its influential panel.

May 13, 2019

Peter Ridd vs The Dishonourables

A powerful bureaucracy bullies, berates, isolates & intimidates a lone critic.

April 24, 2019

The Splendid Peter Ridd Court Judgment

James Cook University took 28 separate actions against Professor Ridd. Each of them, including his termination, has been declared unlawful.

April 22, 2019

Migrants prone to hatred & intolerance: UN

It’s April Fools’, but this is no hoax. Report commits the sin it condemns.

April 1, 2019

Parasite Green Lawyers Target Toilet Paper

Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.

February 25, 2019

UN Has No Authority Over Me – But Is Working Hard to Change That

Nations have been demoted; on the top level of the org chart we now find the Borg.

February 4, 2019

Ramming the ‘Great Food Transformation’ Down Our Throats

You’ll eat those vegetables – or else.

January 23, 2019

Lancet EAT Report Promotes Activism Over Science

Medical journals are supposed to be the opposite of fake news.

January 21, 2019

Global Poverty Can’t Be Solved With Immigration

Economic migrants are distinct from refugees running for their lives. But the two are increasingly blurred.

January 7, 2019

Thanks for a Great Year!

Your moral & financial support has been a blessing. 

December 31, 2018

Dreadful Year End for the UN

If you’re a UN bureaucrat, recent weeks have been full of disappointment.

December 19, 2018

UN Migration Pact: Normalizing State Censorship

Which parts of this agreement do our governments intend to implement? Which parts do they repudiate?

December 5, 2018

French Carbon Tax Protests

Yellow vests imposed on motorists become powerful anti-government symbol.

November 26, 2018

Peer Review: Selfie-Sticks & Snobbery

The current system gives some scientific errors high prestige packaging

November 21, 2018

Jordan Peterson: Climate Change Won’t Unite Us

Concern about global warming is dead last amongst 16 priorities.

November 12, 2018

Competing Worldviews

Attempting to understand why people vote the way they do is more useful than sneering at half a country’s population.

November 5, 2018

IPCC: Where Dictators Overrule Scientists

No matter how undemocratic, impoverished, sparsely-populated, or terrorism-promoting a nation might be, a sentence written by scientists will not survive if that nation objects.

October 24, 2018

IPCC: Redefining ‘Global Warming’ at the 11th Hour

On what planet is it OK for politically-determined definitions to supersede those written by actual scientists?

October 22, 2018

The IPCC’s Cynical Ploy

The latest IPCC report was a setup – a cynical ploy to produce alarmist media headlines that succeeded beautifully.

October 15, 2018

The Last Chance Climate Saloon

November 2000 and December 2009 were both supposed to be our last, best chance to save the planet from climate disaster. This week, the media is once again spreading this message.

October 10, 2018

IPCC Pretends the Scientific Publishing Crisis Doesn’t Exist

If climate research is like other research, half of the IPCC’s 6,000 academic citations are dubious.

October 8, 2018

Which Women Should We Believe?

Hundreds of women insist the current US Supreme Court nominee is tremendously supportive of female equality. Why doesn’t every news story offer us a chance to believe them?

October 3, 2018

Stories Versus Facts

Last week, in a sickening spectacle, grownups behaved as though a vague, wholly unproven story involving teenagers 30+ years ago is relevant to whether a candidate is fit to be a US Supreme Court judge.

October 1, 2018

Third Quarter Report

The most smug, most self-indulgent, least curious journalists in history.

September 28, 2018

Harvard’s Social Justice Infection

‘Social justice’ is an extremist, left wing political analysis many consider repellent and infantile. It’s as though academics have no idea the rest of us think they’ve gone insane.

September 21, 2018

The Nightmare on Campus

Reading Heather Mac Donald’s new book is like stepping into a bad dream.

September 17, 2018

School Shootings: Why Fake Numbers Matter

Bad data fuels ill-informed decisions, wastes money, and scares kids.

September 12, 2018

Fake School Shootings

A US government report about school shootings is riddled with errors.

September 10, 2018

Sweden Democrats: That’s Enough Now

How should women dress in public given the religious views of some immigrants? Jimmie Åkesson says men ‘who feel they can’t control themselves’ are welcome to wear blindfolds.

September 7, 2018

Fooling Canadians About Refugees

As a historic number of people were applying for asylum last year, journalists insisted nothing unusual was going on.

August 29, 2018

Evidence Free Journalism

The Swedish political party that has been shouting itself hoarse about anti-Semitism is the one journalists keep describing as neo-Nazi.

August 27, 2018

Beware Swedish Election Coverage

Every time the media mentions the Sweden Democrats, we’re reminded of sins decades in the past. But there’s no parallel, incessant reminder of the Green Party’s documented links to the Nazis.

August 24, 2018

The Earthquake About to Hit Sweden

Sweden’s population: 10 million. France and UK total population: 133 million. Sweden has accepted more asylum seekers than France and UK combined.

August 22, 2018

Public Trust & Press Freedom

There’s a world of difference between denouncing media bias and sending in the military to close television stations.

August 15, 2018

Behavioural Change: The Guaranteed-to-Fail Climate Solution

Changing people’s behaviour is profoundly difficult.

August 8, 2018

Polar Bear Dies, National Geographic Lies

Iconic magazine admits it published fake news. Makes no promise not to do it again.

August 3, 2018

Butter, Cream & Grains of Salt

Peer-reviewed science can be found to support nearly every position.

July 23, 2018

More Oxford University Fake News

A webpage vetted by Oxford is misleading the public about a fake geological era.

July 16, 2018

Oxford University Spreads Fake News

The most reputable publishers imaginable are misinforming the public about basic geology.

July 9, 2018

Hallucinations in High Places (More on the 1988 Hansen Climate Hearing)

Powerful people construct amazingly inaccurate narratives about their own lives.

June 27, 2018

Journalists Relied on James Hansen’s Say-So

The media’s climate frenzy was sparked by a scientist who’s research was still unpublished.

June 22, 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

If You See Something, Say Something

Why Scott Adams thinks we have a moral obligation to praise others.
 

May 23, 2018

Eat Your Veggies (With Lots of Butter)

In the low-carb universe, vegetables are served with lots of butter, mayonnaise, and hollandaise.

May 11, 2018

Totalitarian Thinker David Suzuki

On June 7th, the University of Alberta will lionize someone who rejects freedom of thought.

May 7, 2018

Suzuki: No iPad for You, But Australian Digs for Me

For the past 30 years, carbon-footprint-warrior David Suzuki has considered Australia his second home.

May 4, 2018

David Suzuki’s Actions Speak Louder Than His Words

He decries over-population, but fathers 5 kids. He’s against economic growth, but his once-tiny foundation now has offices in 3 cities.

May 2, 2018

Invisible Scientific Debates

Scientific debate can’t accomplish its purpose if we pretend there is no debate.

April 23, 2018

Polar Bears & the Sleazy New York Times

A gang of 14 scientists attack a lone scientist in an academic journal. Erica Goode justifies & amplifies the assault in the Times.

April 13, 2018

Sverige Begår Självmord

I Sverige dog pressfrihet för 25 år sedan.

[Swedish translation of previous post]

March 5, 2018

Swedish for Suicide

Freedom of the press died in Sweden 25 years ago.

March 5, 2018

Muzzling the Tolerant, Celebrating the Intolerant

Journalists think their job is to shame ordinary people into silence lest they say something politically incorrect about the scale and pace of European immigration.

March 2, 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

When Government Makes You Fat

After the high-carbohydrate Food Pyramid was introduced, diabetes shot through the roof.

January 19, 2018

Were Aerosol Spray Cans Really a Threat?

Politicians will pass laws – and regulators will issue bans – long before there’s strong evidence of harm.

January 17, 2018

Petition to Oust Pachauri

People who once worked at Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI aren’t surprised by the sexual allegations leveled against him.

May 19, 2015

Europe Bound (Speaking Dates)

I’ll be in Germany and Scotland this month, giving speeches about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This Thursday, I’ll be addressing the International Conference on Climate and Energy, which … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

UN Employees as IPCC Authors

The IPCC’s Chapter 7 was not written by neutral, dispassionate scholars. Three UN employees are among its authors.

March 23, 2014

It’s Always Something (the 1924 edition)

Drama queen scientists have been around for at least 89 years.

March 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

IPCC Experts Lack Scientific Credibility

IPCC insiders say many of those who shared in the 2007 Peace Prize lack appropriate scientific credentials. They were selected because they are of the right gender or come from the right country.

January 20, 2011

If the Science is So Persuasive, Why the Theatrics?

If climate change science is so convincing, why did Timothy Wirth schedule James Hansen’s historic 1988 testimony during the hottest time of the year? And why did he sneak into the hearing room the night before & open the windows so there’d be no air conditioning?

December 11, 2010