Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

When Scientific Evidence is Ambiguous, Private Philosophies Matter

Some discoveries are easy to measure and easy to verify. But much of science is about groping in the dark.

March 26, 2018

Crucial Climate Verdict, Naked Conflict-of-Interest

IPCC scientists routinely evaluate their own work. What could possibly go wrong?

January 29, 2018

Conflict-of-Interest in the IPCC’s New Chapter 7

As a journal guest editor, IPCC lead author Andrew Challinor approved the publication of 9 research papers that are now being cited as evidence in his IPCC chapter.

March 21, 2014

Naming Names: Marine Experts Tainted by Activist Cash

The list of people who’ve accepted $150,000 from an advocacy organization is a long one. There are lots of PhDs here, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with full-blown political activists.

August 5, 2011