Donna Laframboise — author of the ground-breaking book “The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert” and writer of the NoFrakkingConsensus Blog — is finally coming to Australia. I’ve booked. Have you?
Donna has been a key player, researching the way the IPCC works with an experienced eye of a real journalist (how rare). Her book scored media attention around the world as it documented how the so-called experts at the IPCC had often not even finished their PhD’s.
“In 1994, Kovats was one of only 21 people in the entire world selected to work on the first IPCC chapter that examined how climate change might affect human health. She was 25 years old. Her first academic paper wouldn’t be published for another three years. It would be six years before she’d even begin her doctoral studies and 16 years before she’d graduate.”
She described how WWF affiliates are lead authors and involved in two thirds of the IPCC’s 44 Chapters. She organized the citizens audit of the 18,000 odd references in the last IPCC report. The 40 volunteers checked every reference to see which were peer reviewed, and found that a staggering 5,587 or 30% were not.
Read her book if you haven’t already. See you at the presentation
Details on the events in Australia below…
From John Roskam:
Next month the Institute of Public Affairs is bringing to Australia world-renowned Canadian author and journalist Donna Laframboise to talk about her new book The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert. It is the real story behind the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Gillard government is introducing the carbon tax on 1 July because of the IPCC. Yet the IPCC has escaped practically all scrutiny from the mainstream media in Australia.
I’ve read Donna’s book. It is a fascinating story of how corruption in international politics produces corrupt science. Donna discussed her book on The Bolt Report. And in this article on Foxnews.com she explains her criticism of the IPCC.
Donna has come to the climate debate from a diverse background. She was a journalist at Canada’s major newspaper, The Globe and Mail. She describes herself as a civil rights activist and a feminist. Her first book The Princess at the Window: A New Gender Morality railed against the ‘extremist, self-obsessed, arrogant and intolerant’ North American women’s movement. She also served on the board of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association for almost a decade. You can learn more about Donna here. Donna is an interesting person and a great speaker.
The details of Donna’s public lectures in Australia are:
- Melbourne on Friday 6 July from 5.30pm at CQ Functions, 113 Queen Street. RSVP here.
- Sydney on Tuesday 10 July from 5.30pm at Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth Street. RSVP here.
- Brisbane on Thursday 12 July from 5.30pm at Royal on the Park, Corner of Alice and Albert Streets. RSVP here.
- Perth on Sunday 15 July from 5.30pm at the Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace. RSVP here.
Admission is free for all IPA members and $35 for non-members. If you’re not a member but would like to join, click here.
RSVP is essential to secure your place. Every one of the IPA’s events with international guest speakers this year (Dan Hannan, Mark Steyn and James Delingpole) has sold out well before the event, so make sure you book as soon as possible. After you’ve reserved your place be sure to forward this email to your friends so they can hear from Donna too.
I hope to see you at one of our events with Donna soon.
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Melbourne VIC 3000
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