Advance Praise for this Book
Blooming brilliant. Devastating. I read this book with
mounting horror at the failure of the journalistic profession to do its job.
Donna Laframboise has done a lonely and thorough investigation exposing shocking
bias, distortion and deception in an international institution
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has for
long been a public disgrace awaiting exposure. Donna Laframboise’s accomplished
dismemberment of that organization’s pious and often unscientific alarmism,
which so many bureaucrats and politicians have fallen for, is a must-read for
anyone who has an interest in good public climate policy.
Robert Carter, author of Climate: the Counter
Donna Laframboise does what good journalists do. She does
not parrot authority, but asks "is that so?" In this book, she shines a hard
light on the rotten heart of the IPCC.
Richard S.J. Tol, Professor of the Economics of Climate
convening lead author of the IPCC
As much as it took courage for Donna Laframboise to write
this remarkable book, it will likely take even more courage for people to read
it, for it shatters one of the most passionately-held illusions of the modern
age. The IPCC is widely believed to be an authoritative, trustworthy source of
scientific information on climate change. Billions of dollars worth of policy
decisions have been made around the world based on this assumption. But in this
quietly devastating exposé, investigative journalist Donna Laframboise shows
that the IPCC's actual operations bear little resemblance to its public
reputation; that far from being an open network of top experts it has turned
itself into a narrow clique of like-minded activists; and that its reports have
come to be more like agenda-driven propaganda than competent, objective
scientific assessments. If you have suspected these things yourself, you will
want to read this book. If the idea upsets or offends you, you need to read this
book. Its implications are far-reaching and the need to begin acting on them is
urgent. I congratulate Donna Laframboise for her outstanding investigation of
this complex issue and I recommend this book highly.
Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of
Donna Laframboise has written an excellent book describing major problems with
the IPCC. Written in clear and compelling language, she makes the case for major
reform at that institution with example after example. Although some of these
examples are continuations of her investigative work found on her highly
readable weblog, much of the material is new - and all of it is fascinating.
will sit on my bookshelf right next to Andrew Montford's The Hockey Stick
Illusion, another example of the value provided by those willing and able to
challenge the climate change consensus.
Tom Fuller, co-author of Climategate: The CRUtape Letters
In the past important ideas were subject to open, public contest.
Donna Laframboise's excellent book shows how the IPCC has escaped the processes
which once disciplined institutions of power and influence. It does not respond
to criticism or challenges without a tantrum - and it conceals itself from open
debate. Worst of all, politicians take the advice of this spoilt and conceited
institution at face-value, deflecting criticism of their own policies by hiding
behind its scientific expertise.