Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

Peer Review: Selfie-Sticks & Snobbery

The current system gives some scientific errors high prestige packaging

November 21, 2018

Climate Hustle: Moi on the Big Screen

I’m on screen for a few seconds in a documentary film that will be shown in movie theatres across the US on May 2nd.

May 1, 2016

As the Paris Climate Summit Fades Into History, A Real News Story

A US Senate committee hears that climate science is so intolerant and close-minded, the integrity and reputation of science itself is threatened.

December 11, 2015

Getting Serious About Climate

For 15 years, we’ve been scolded and cajoled. As the December climate summit approaches, global warming rhetoric has grown seriously threadbare.

September 8, 2015

Do Science Bodies Know Whereof They Speak?

The American Geophysical Union is led by a climate evangelist with zero climate science credentials. When the American Physical Society produced its latest climate statement, it failed to consult members with the most relevant expertise.

April 17, 2015

Do Climate Scientists Approve? Who Cares?

Asking a group of climate scientists to comment on policy measures (as opposed to scientific questions) leads to some disturbing answers.

June 4, 2014

Judith Curry, Free Speech Champion

A climatologist urges her community to stop defending Michael Mann.

February 23, 2014

The Church of Global Warming’s Changing Catechism

15 months ago, it was a sin to declare out loud that the global temperature was no longer rising. Today, the IPCC, the UK Met office, and mainstream researchers are all admitting the obvious.

February 2, 2014

The Invisible Judith Curry

A bona fide climate scientist tells US Senators we have no idea whether human-caused global warming will be a serious problem. The media doesn’t report it.

January 17, 2014

The IPCC: Looking 95% Foolish

As the gap between its models and reality has grown, the IPCC has become more adamant that its conclusions are correct – rather than more cautious.

October 28, 2013

Greenpeace & the IPCC Report

Greenpeace says 95% certainty is the same as 100% certainty. Tell that to people who die on the operating table.

October 9, 2013

The IPCC: Yowling Cat in a Tree

I’ve been interviewed regarding the UN climate panel’s recent announcement. In my view, its future is bleak.

September 30, 2013

On Journalism, Skepticism & a Lawsuit

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical of everything and everyone.

September 18, 2013

For the Sake of the Children

Climate crusaders urge us to Think of the children! But that can be used by anyone to advance any argument under the sun.

March 25, 2013

Naked Intolerance in the Media

Why does the climate debate elicit so much partisan sneering from the media?

April 26, 2012

Opinion Disguised as Science

Iowa scientists have signed a letter about climate change. News reports don’t mention their activist leanings.

February 22, 2012

Scientific Consensus, Leadership & Stephen Schneider

Is it any wonder that young climate scientists behave badly? Their elders set the example – by hurling insults at dissenters.

February 8, 2012

The EPA and the Canadian Climate Modeler

Why did a Canadian expert fly 2,500 miles across three time zones to testify in Washington, DC this week when there are plenty of US experts? And who footed the bill?

March 10, 2011

Scientists Speak Out

Two physics professors – one in America and one in the UK – are condemning the behaviour of prominent climate scientists. They say it’s a violation of scientific honesty and integrity.

March 2, 2011

Monkeys Could Do This

Al Gore said global warming caused Hurricane Katrina and that hurricanes were going to get worse. This gave insurance companies an excuse to increase premiums by tens of billions. How embarrassing that US hurricane damage has since fallen to less than half the historical average.

Perhaps those who lost their properties because they could no longer afford to insure them will forgive & forget.

November 14, 2010