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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466453486
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466453487
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #685,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. . . .

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.

Customer Reviews

And very well written.
florican
The Delinquent Teenager is one who will do and say anything to get his way, the truth be damned.
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Donna Laframboise has effectively exposed how the IPCC is one such case.
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189 of 213 people found the following review helpful By tertius on October 17, 2011
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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 By Les Johnson on October 17, 2011
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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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147 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Carsten Stroud on October 16, 2011
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I've followed Donna Laframboise in print and on the 'net for years, because she thinks clearly, works harder than ten other investigative journalists combined, and has a refreshingly iconoclastic view of the world - she sees it for the folly it often is, and yet retains her affection for - and trust in - the basic common sense of the global citizenry. But in this book, Donna has truly hit her stride - the issues that surround the science of Man-Made Global Warming are grave matters and they require serious grown-up attention. The problem is that serious grown-up attention is thin on the ground in the modern news whirlwind, where opinions that ought to be nuanced and well-considered - and above all FACT-CHECKED - are instead thrown into the wind without a backward glance. Donna has taken two years at least - at I can only imagine what personal toll - to bring her serious professional skills to one of the most contentious and important issues facing humans on this planet. And the result is a devastating critique of the United Nations panel on Climate Change. No matter what your position on Global Warming - and there are many reasonable if differing views - this relentless and yet extremely amusing assessment of the vanities, idiocies, and outright delinquent irresponsibility of the IPCC ought to make you carefully reconsider everything you thought you knew about Global Warming.

Outstanding book by one of North Americas premier investigative journalists.

Carsten Stroud - author of various thrillers none of which were half as compelling as this short sharp and steely work.
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