The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert
New Australian Edition
Foreword by Professor Ian Plimer
Pages: 237 pages
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 exposé, 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.
What they are saying about The Delinquent Teenager...
"Donna Laframboise’s book must be read. She is an investigative journalist who once believed what she read about climate change. She believed the planet was warming due to human emissions of carbon dioxide. That was until she started to peel back the layers and look at the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). This UN organisation claims it uses dispassionate independent eminent climate scientists to come to conclusions about the planet’s climate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The IPCC was established to prove pre-ordained conclusions contrary to a huge body of existing validated evidence. Rather than using evidence and logic, the IPCC has relied on spin and propaganda. To quote Laframboise: “the IPCC has been leaving out important information. It has been tailoring its message".” - Professor Ian Plimer - author of Heaven+Earth and How to Get Expelled from School.
"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 Optimist
"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 Change and 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 Guelph
"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. This 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." Ben Pile, Climate-Resistance.org