Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

300 Published Reports of Vaccine Linked Medical Problems

Eight Hispanic boys treated for heart inflammation at a Miami children’s hospital in 36 days. 18 reports of heart inflammation in Switzerland during the first half of 2021 – compared to six in the previous 9 years.

January 26, 2022

Blog Resumes Nov. 10th

Currently working on other projects.

October 4, 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

This Blog Will Return May 12th

Currently busy with other assignments.

April 5, 2021

Merry Christmas!

This blog will return January 11th.

December 21, 2020

Joy to the World!

May this new decade be less fearful, less negative, less hysterical.

December 25, 2019

Humour, Irony & Free Thought

Your mind is your own.

December 9, 2019

Adieu, Louise

This blog will return Wed., October 2nd. 

September 23, 2019

My New Best Friend

I discover an awesome garden gadget. 

July 24, 2019

Returning Monday, July 15th

Writing about grim things can take a toll on your soul. Batteries need recharging. Perspective needs recalibrating. Here’s to blue skies, roses, beach sand, and sunshine! . .

July 1, 2019

Blog Resumes March 18th

Taking a short break. See you soon!

March 6, 2019

Dreadful Year End for the UN

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

December 19, 2018

A Few Days Away

I’m taking a few days vacation. See you next Friday, September 7th.

August 31, 2018

Swedish Car Fires: A Numerical Perspective

If 3,260 vehicles had been torched in America, how safe would ordinary people be feeling?

August 17, 2018

Self-Correcting Science: A Slow & Haphazard Process

The celebrated ability of science to self-correct is accompanied by some major caveats.

April 20, 2018

Climate Change in the Courts

For well-funded green groups (and a growing list of governments), lawyers are weapons and courtrooms are a political battleground.

April 4, 2018

Oh No, the Weather’s Going to Be Superb!

Government forecasters are apparently from a different planet. They think warm, sunny weather is cause for alarm.

May 8, 2015

SKETCH: Unsettling the “Settled Science” of Climate Change

January 30, 2014

Inside the Warsaw Climate Summit

Obama’s imperious behaviour at the 2009 climate summit is a key reason negotiations have failed dismally in recent years.

November 12, 2013

An Artist Talks Nonsense About Green Energy

Speaking of all that clean, green German energy.

May 30, 2013

Green Energy Unicorns

Everywhere it has been tried, green energy is costly, unreliable & financially unsustainable over the long term. Here’s a reading list for those still in doubt.

May 29, 2013

Isn’t It Too Darn Hot?

A resolution before the US Congress implies that global warming will increase prostitution. Cole Porter disagrees.

April 30, 2013

The ‘Smart Storms’ Hockey Stick

Humour is sometimes the best medicine.

April 12, 2013

From Canada, With Love

Audience members at my upcoming Australian speaking tour are in for a special treat.

July 4, 2012

Poverty Pollutes: Lomborg on the Rio+20 Conference

The current United Nations response to environmental concerns is doing more harm than good.

June 4, 2012

Green Energy: the Auditor Isn’t Impressed

A report by the Auditor General of a Canadian province highlights the dark side of green energy.

January 26, 2012

Munich Christmas Market

When I spoke in Munich last month I had the good fortune to be in town just as the annual Christmas market kicked off. Here are a few of my photos.

December 24, 2011

A View from Portugal

Portugal’s economy is a mess. Might that have something to with its enthusiastic embrace of expensive, inefficient renewable energy?

April 15, 2011

Responses to the Japanese Earthquake

A slideshow of iPhone images created in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011.

April 2, 2011

Want Kids to Learn Science?

A comic that contemplates how children might be motivated to take more of an interest during science class.

February 3, 2011

Merci Beaucoup

Thank you, dear friends. I have learned much this year.

December 31, 2010

Season’s Greetings – via Maggie’s Blog

An amusing, politically-correct holiday greeting from Sweden.

December 24, 2010

Why People Think Public Transit Sucks

Environmentalists scold us for not making more extensive use of public transit. But transit systems are run by bureaucrats – whose priorities aren’t necessarily aligned with transit users.

December 7, 2010

Halloween’s Eco Monsters

Even frivolous childhood rituals can’t escape the censorious notice of the green police. Have you purchased your organic pumpkins – and snacks “that aren’t so bad for the planet” – yet?

October 30, 2010

Climate Skeptics Photo Essay – Part 2

What do climate skeptics look like? Is it possible they’re smart, well-intentioned men and women who simply see the world differently?

June 22, 2010

Climate Skeptics Photo Essay – Part 1

Images from a 700-strong climate skeptics conference held in Chicago (June 2010).

June 7, 2010

Newsflash: Snowless in Vancouver is Perfectly Normal

Mowing one’s lawn is a perfectly ordinary February activity in Vancouver. So why is everyone from President Obama on down arguing that a lack of Olympic Games snow is proof of global warming?

February 20, 2010

Silly Earthquake Commentary

Celebrities such as Danny Glover may think natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake of 2010 are connected to global warming. But neither they – nor we – should imagine that these opinions are meaningful.

January 16, 2010

George Carlin on Saving the Planet

In this 7-minute video, comic George Carlin says some unkind things about environmentalists.

August 19, 2009

Global Temperatures Are Not Our Plaything

Leaders of the G8 have as much chance of controlling global temperature as does my rosebush. That they imagine this to be even possible reveals the bizarre nature of the global warming discussion.

July 15, 2009

Hysteria From the Skeptical Side of the Fence (Part 1)

Climate change activists aren’t the only ones who resort to hysteria & hyperbole.

May 21, 2009