Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. What she sees isn't pretty.

UK Adventure

Having touched down in London, I’m chuckling over a Charles Krauthammer column titled Stop Jerking Canada Around.

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January 24, 2014

Neil Young’s Hiroshima – Exhibit #10 in the Drama Queen Files

Rockstar’s rhetoric about Canada’s oil sands is intemperate, offensive, and ill-informed.

January 20, 2014

Putting the ‘Activist’ in Scientist

29 people have submitted a statement regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Purely political opinions are being camouflaged as ‘scientific judgment.’

June 5, 2013

Lab Coats Don’t Make You Infallible (Oliver vs Hansen)

Scientists who step into the political arena deserve to be challenged. This isn’t an attack on science – it’s an exploration of competing political perspectives.

April 25, 2013

Mark Jaccard, Counterfeit Nobel Laureate

Canadian economist Mark Jaccard is falsely described as a Nobel laureate in the headline of a press release – and then on the front page of a newspaper.

April 16, 2013

Oil Spills By the Numbers

Opposition to oil pipelines has led to sharp increases in train transport. Not only is that method less safe, it costs significantly more.

April 15, 2013

The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #3

The Sierra Club is “outraged” by a Keystone pipeline report. This is as newsworthy as saying the Pope is Catholic.

March 2, 2013

The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #2

An oil pipeline is described as a “carbon bomb” that will impact the “children of all species forever.”

February 18, 2013

Greenpeace’s Vision for America: Unemployed, Broke, Miserable

Greenpeace thinks President Obama should destroy lives now. Because of an ill-defined, generalized risk of climate change sometime in the future.

January 22, 2013

The Pipeline, the Jobs, & the Media

Why do journalists never doubt green groups?

January 20, 2012