Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Fantasy Island

Canadian investigative journalist Donna Laframboise speaks to IPA members in Melbourne about climate change issues, particularly the absurd Australian carbon tax and its roots in the antics of the IPCC.

Note her reference to the UK as Fantasy Island at about 01:34. Apparently that unwelcome title has now passed to Australia.

She has researched games played by the IPCC in great depth, especially the extraordinarily flaky reality behind the sober public facade. Ms Laframboise has also written a book on the subject - posted on here and referred to in the video.

It's worth watching if you have the time. One weakness is that you can't see her presentation in this video, even though she is clearly referring to it. You have to listen.

Brief background:
Ms Laframboise's research has uncovered the reality behind the scientific pretensions of the IPCC. The IPCC has been thoroughly penetrated by green activists, particularly Greenpeace and the WWF. Many of its scientists are inexperienced and clearly selected for their commitment to the cause rather than their scientific work, their qualifications, publication record or indeed their integrity.

Many references in IPCC reports (the so-called climate bibles) are not peer-reviewed research, but anything from Greenpeace publications to newspaper articles. This apparent sloppiness is largely hidden by the sheer size of the reports, the availability of slanted summaries for journalists and policy-makers and the laziness of too many mainstream reporters. Ms Laframboise together with a few volunteers from around the internet have done a great deal of much-needed journalistic research into the IPCC and its machinations.


James Higham said...

Think people are weary with it all now. Wonder how much of the population accept GW now?

A K Haart said...

James - I think you are right. Difficult situation, because the nonsense is still policy and still coasting along on that weary lack of interest.