Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

First Quarter Report

Since relaunching this blog on January first, I’ve published 38 new posts – including one in Swedish. Please help me continue.

March 30, 2018

Bill McKibben’s Bad Example

Those seemingly nice people brimming with such concern for the planet are actually profoundly intolerant.

February 11, 2011

Michael Crichton’s Legacy

The late Michael Crichton drew our attention to the startling lack of rigour in climate science when compared to drug testing.

February 10, 2011

Our Hyperactive Planet

Planet Earth experiences frequent volcanoes, earthquakes, electrical storms, tsunamis & tornadoes. It’s unlikely that this immense, complex system can be controlled by humans.

December 8, 2009

We HAVE Heard This Rhetoric Before

A book published in the 1970s argued passionately that society couldn’t afford to ignore the danger posed by global cooling. The evidence was too strong, it said – and scientists who disagreed were being irresponsible. Sound familiar?

December 8, 2009

Bullies Need Not Apply

Rather than working to persuade the skeptically-minded, global warming activists condemn. They name-call. They accuse. This isn’t the sort of behaviour one associates with an iron-clad case.

November 13, 2009