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The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert Paperback – October 28, 2011
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book provides a shocking insight into the nefarious workings of the IPCC and should be read by all politicians and digested by those scientists who have sold their souls and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Peter Herring
Very good... easy to read and understand. I just wish I had read it years ago.Published 2 months ago by Richard Vezina
It's about time someone documented the realities of the IPCC and its processes. Well done Donna.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book tears strips off the IPCC. It uncovers just how poorly run and twisted the behaviour is to get the required result. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Newman
This is a must read to understand the full climate change fraud in the UN.Published 14 months ago by storm
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 morePublished 15 months ago by J. A. Hoogenboezem
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 morePublished 16 months ago by Bendik