More news on success of The Delinquent Teenager …

Happy New Year, everyone! Mine didn’t start off too well as my computer suffered from an inability to find a crucial NTLDR file on reboot late afternoon on New Year’s eve! Long story short … I’ve been spending much of my time recovering and restoring from a Windows reinstall :-( Fortunately, though, life does go…

Is the IPCC still relevant to UNFCCC?

In a recent post on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] post-Durban quarter-backing, Dr. Judith Curry asks: My main question at this point is whether the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] IPCC is relevant to what is going on at this point with the UNFCCC? If the AR5 has higher confidence in…

Abusing public trust: BBC, CBC and “the (climate change) cause”

Yesterday, the U.K. Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) released a report by journalist and author Christopher Booker, entitled The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal. Booker’s report (which I’m still reading), as the title indicates, documents three betrayals (from the GWPF Press Release): His report, The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal, shows…

Dellers interviews Donna

U.K. columnist James Delingpole recently interviewed Donna Laframboise, author of The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, on “Radio Free Delingpole” hosted by Ricochet. I’m listening even as I type. Dellers seems to be doing most of the talking, but it’s definitely worth a listen. Interview starts about 3 or…

Brilliant Sketches of a Little Meeting

The late, great – born in the U.K., but known as – Canadian humourist, Stephen Leacock is probably best-known for a wonderful book entitled Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Over in the U.K. today, Donna Laframboise, author of The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert was one of a…

IPCC: Fix it or fold it, McKitrick says

Prof. Ross McKitrick has just released, under the auspices of Global Warming Policy Foundation, what I would consider an excellent “companion” report to Donna Laframboise’s exposé of the IPCC, The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert. Entitled What Is Wrong With The IPCC? Proposals for a Radical Reform, it is…

Reforming the “non-policy-prescriptive” IPCC

There’s been a very interesting discussion (well, several, actually!) over at Dr. Judith Curry’s blog: “Public engagement on climate change“. Dr. Richard Tol, an environmental economist, is an IPCC “insider” who had expressed the view that ‘experts should only speak about the areas in which they are specialists’. He is also one of many academics…

The Delinquent Teenager‘s adventures down-under

Despite the best efforts of the likes of Peter Gleick and other assorted detractors, Donna Laframboise’s The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert is doing very well, thank you very much! Australia’s Andrew Bolt, who “runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report”, interviewed…

Good news, bad news … and a Friday funny

First the good news! At the National Review, one of my favourite writer/historians, Victor Davis Hanson, weighs in on the current state of “the global warming craze”. His assessment includes: Global Warming — RIP? The issue seems deader than a doornail. Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising…