This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Donna’s first book about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a big-picture exposé.
The IPCC writes a report informally known as the Climate Bible. Cited by governments around the world, it’s the primary reason we all believe carbon dioxide emissions are dangerous.
For years, the public was told the IPCC is an eminent, gold-standard organization comprised of the world’s top scientists and best experts. In fact, it is an unprofessional, scandal-plagued entity led by people with impaired judgment. We need to stop taking it seriously.
Explores how hardline feminism influences laws and policies that have dire consequences on real people’s lives. Punctures doctrine about men, power, and female sexuality – asking why we remain oblivious to male pain.
In a new Foreword, this 20th Anniversary edition examines the hostile reaction to a 2016 documentary film about men’s rights. Calling award-winning director Cassie Jaye “a shining example of how feminists ought to behave,” Laframboise says the story of The Red Pill movie reveals how close-minded, punitive, and tyrannical the women’s movement has become.
The dogmatism described within these pages has been gathering momentum. Students who learned two decades ago that Goya’s Nude Maja should be banished from campus on sexual harassment grounds are today’s professors and college administrators. Taxpayer-funded institutions of higher learning have morphed into breeding grounds for poisonous gender politics and aggressive intolerance. As this book makes clear, the warning bells have been ringing for a long time.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is supposed to be an objective scientific body, but Rajendra Pachauri, who chaired it for 13 years, was an environmental crusader. The IPCC is supposed to be policy neutral, but Pachauri was an aggressive policy advocate. Prior to his being elected IPCC chairman, an Indian High Court had already concluded that he’d “suppressed material facts” and “sworn to false affidavits.” Contrary to longstanding claims, Pachauri earned only one PhD rather than two.
This book’s opening essay, The IPCC and the Peace Prize, describes how he improperly advised IPCC personnel that they were Nobel laureates after the organization as a whole was awarded half of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The misinformation fallout continues to the present day, with scores of scientists improperly claiming to be something they are not.
The remainder of the book is a collection of blog posts originally published between February 2010 and August 2013. Discover Pachauri as a detective might – accumulating piecemeal knowledge about the world’s most prominent climate official until a shocking portrait emerges.