Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

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

The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies

Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.

July 9, 2013

Calgary, Here I Come

I’ll be speaking in Calgary on Wed., October 17th at the Friends of Science annual luncheon. The scientific method needs all the friends – and defenders – we can muster.

September 26, 2012

Global Disaster Is So 1976

30+ years ago, we were told humanity faced “global disaster” and “worldwide catastrophe” if we didn’t radically change our lifestyles. That message now gets linked to global warming, but the analysis – and the fear mongering – is much older.

December 20, 2009

Scientific Organizations – Should We Trust Them?

Since the 1970s, some scientists have embraced social & political activism. The public needs to be aware, therefore, that not every pronouncement made by a “scientist” is neutral or disinterested.

November 17, 2009