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The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert [Kindle Edition]

Donna Laframboise
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"Blooming brilliant. Devastating" - Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist

"...shines a hard light on the rotten heart of the IPCC" - Richard Tol, Professor of the Economics of Climate Change and convening lead author of the IPCC

"...you need to read this book. Its implications are far-reaching and the need to begin acting on them is urgent." - Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) performs one of the most important jobs in the world. It surveys climate science research and writes a report about what it all means. This report is informally known as the Climate Bible.

Cited by governments around the world, the Climate Bible is the reason carbon taxes are being introduced, heating bills are rising, and costly new regulations are being enacted. It is why everyone thinks carbon dioxide emissions are dangerous. Put simply: the entire planet is in a tizzy because of a United Nations report.

What most of us don't know is that, rather than being written by a meticulous, upstanding professional in business attire, the Climate Bible is produced by a slapdash, slovenly teenager who has trouble distinguishing right from wrong.

This expose, by an investigative journalist, is the product of two years of research. Its conclusion: almost nothing we've been told about the IPCC is true.


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About the Author

Donna Laframboise is a former National Post and Toronto Star columnist. During the 1990s she wrote investigative feature articles for Canadian magazines and newspapers. Her first book, The Princess at the Window: A New Gender Morality, was published in 1996 by Penguin Canada. Between 1998 and 2001 Ms. Laframboise was a vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. . . .

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  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466453486
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  • Publisher: Ivy Avenue Press; 1st edition (October 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UEVB8Q
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191 of 215 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the emperor has no clothes October 17, 2011
By tertius
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It never ceases to amaze me to regularly come across so-called "reviews" of books on amazon by people who have not read the book in question. Pick any book on a controversial topic and you will find a stream of such outpourings masquerading as reviews by ideologically driven non-readers.

Are such people so insecure in their own positions or worldviews, or so dogmatic that they cannot even bother to read a book that takes a stance different from the one they hold? Instead they need to immediately login and launch into abusive tirades, putdowns and ad hominem attacks? Real reviews may be positive or negative, laudatory or critical, but reviews by non-readers are dishonest, hypocritical and pathetic. That some of these non-readers are recognisably well known names and partisans in the very issues or debates covered in a particular book compounds the hypocrisy.

Let me repeat, one cannot honestly review a book one has not read. Nor can one attack an author without giving chapter and verse examples from that book of where he or she has committed the heinous and fallacious errors of which he/she is accused.

I have read Donna Laframboise's "The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert". It has a cleverly provocative title that some true believers in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) could consider sacrilegious. The book is however not an argument against CAGW as such. It is neither an academic treatise nor a polemic, but an investigative report into the operations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... an investigation that uncovers a sleazy underbelly to a powerful and prestigious organisation before which much of the world's media, opinion makers and political leaders genuflect.
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182 of 211 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its not about the science. Its the politics, stupid. October 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As of this writing, there are 3 negative reviews, 21 ea 5 star, and 1 ea 4 star reviews.

Its painfully obvious that none of the 1 star reviewers even read the book. Which when one thinks of it, is a good metaphor for the IPCC. Why review the actual thing, when you can just present your pre-concieved viewpoint?

Peter Gleick: If you need it, I will give you the 4.95, so you can actually read the book. I bought the pdf version, so I can lend you that.

A short summary, Peter. The book is about how the IPCC is structured, and how it works, albeit dysfunctionally. Its about how the IPCC is composed of climate activists from NGOs like Greenpeace, the WWF and EDF. Its about how the IPCC ignores its own rules, especially on grey literature. Its about how, when an independent review made recommenadtions to reform the IPCC, the IPCC simply ignored most of them.

Most telling is the recommendation to institute a Conflict of Interest (COI) rule. I find it amazing that a large governmental organization DOES NOT HAVE A COI code.

When asked why the COI has not been put in place for the AR5, Pachuari replied that it would be unfair to the members who had already been chosen. (!?!)

So, Peter, you are supposedly a scientist. Try researching the topic next time, please.

My review? Well written, and concise. Everything is documented, with links to the source information. Much of that information is from the IPCC.

I recommend reading it twice. Once, to get the full impact without breaking the flow. But watch your blood pressure.

The next time you read it, follow the links. As a good scientist should do; trust, but verify.

If this book does not shatter your opinion of the IPCC, then you must already be a member of the IPCC.
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248 of 291 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Investigative Journalism!! October 16, 2011
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In The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert, Donna Laframboise blows the lid off the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Instead of being a neutral body evaluating whether there has, in fact, been unprecedented global warming, the IPCC started with the premise that global warming was increasing at an alarming rate. Instead of investigating whether this warming was due to natural temperature cycles related to natural phenomena, human induced production of a trace atmospheric gas, carbon dioxide, was the cause celebre from the beginning. Instead of convening the world's experts, Laframboise exposes many of the IPCC "scientists" as being young, un-degreed, sometimes unpublished fledglings! She shows abundant examples of true world experts, purposely avoided by the UN IPCC, because they disagreed with the anthropogenic global warming party line.
Surprisingly, instead of gathering scientists with no preconceived notions of climate change, Donna Laframbroise lays bare the high percentage of IPCC scientist who had been closely associated with and many times employed by the powerful and monied environmental activist groups, such as the World Wildlife Fund, The Environmental Defense Fund, and others. Thus, these IPCC staff were following an agenda. They were "more activist than scientist!" She exposes The IPCC as a shoddy organization who didn't even follow what few rules it had, but portrayed itself as the indisputable oracle of impending climate disaster backed by the consensus of "thousands" of the world's most best scientists!
The Delinquent Teenager...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a must read to understand the full climate change fraud in the UN.
Published 1 month ago by storm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent, painstakingly detailed and eye-opening.
Published 1 month ago by Stephen Wilks
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter nonsense
If I understand correctly the IPCC-report cannot be trusted because many of the underlying papers are written by postgrad students, UN-diplomats in New York do not pay their... Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. A. Hoogenboezem
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
I started with the thought that, "Okay, there may be some dirt here and there". I think we all have assumptions and take for granted that this organization is a benign... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bendik
5.0 out of 5 stars Important, well-documented, well-written - and very embarassing for...
This is an important, well-writtten and transparent criticism of the processes characterizing the IPCC. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This book blew my mind! I can't believe that ...
This book blew my mind! I can't believe that it didn't cause more of a stir. Well researched, honest and disturbing in its final analysis.
Published 3 months ago by Amos Craig
1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of understanding wrecks the book
This book pretends to be investigating journalism, but there is a problem. To do investigationg journalism is there a need to understand what you are writing about. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hans Olav Kvaal Hygen
5.0 out of 5 stars Investigative journalism to be applauded
This is exceptional investigative journalism. Most journalists tell us that these are great scientists who have settled "the Science" for us and we must put our faith in... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Winifred
5.0 out of 5 stars DELINQUENT TEENAGERS
FACTUAL ACCOUNT

Donna Laframboise, in her book, has drawn proper attention to the role in real science of factual based evidence in preference to computer generated... Read more
Published 8 months ago by STARSAND
4.0 out of 5 stars The Emperor Has No Clothes
This is a must read for those fence-sitters on the Global Warming question. In addition to the M. Mann email discovery, this book walks the reader through the IPCC process and how... Read more
Published 9 months ago by IM Frederick
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More About the Author

Donna is the author of the IPCC exposé, The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken For the World's Top Climate Expert. The only book-length, journalistic examination of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it has been translated into German and Norwegian, and is available in Australia from Connor Court.

Donna has been researching the climate debate since early 2009, and blogs about such matters at NoFrakkingConsensus.com

She has written investigative feature articles, been a weekly columnist for both the Toronto Star and the National Post, and has served on the editorial board of the National Post.

Donna is a former vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and holds an undergraduate degree in women's studies. Her first book, published by Penguin Canada in 1996, expresses a young feminist's concerns about some aspects of the women's movement.

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