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Don’t miss Donna Laframboise in Australia – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth

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 :-)

Jo

 

Details on the events in Australia below…

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From John Roskam:

Dear Friend,

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.

regards John

John Roskam
Executive Director

Institute of Public Affairs
Level 2, 410 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

T: 03 9600 4744

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48 comments to Don’t miss Donna Laframboise in Australia – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth

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    Donna Laframboise, not Donna La Frambois

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    Fixed. Thanks – Jo


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    Booked.. will see you there Jo :)


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    vukcevic

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    Re: Has North Victoria cooled
    Joanne Nova June 27, 2012 at 2:31 am •
    Vukcevic, can I post that graph as well? It’s worth sharing.
    Yes, please do, I have tried to post reply at the web page, but for some reason isn’t getting through.


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      Vukcevic, thanks again. I have now added that as an update to the post, with a red line in the subhead at the top to let people know.

      If you want to explain more about how you created the graph and what it means, it’s probably best to comment on that thread, and I can bring that text up to the post as well. Perhaps we need a whole “Hale” thread anew soon. It’s not an area I’ve looked at much before.

      I don’t know why some people can post images in comments and not others. Anther task to sort out.


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    Donna’s book is excellent. IPCC became so corrupted as she exposes because it was, unfortunately, always just meant to be a justification for desired policies.

    Real science is insufficiently flexible. Being honest and acknowledging this is bogus but simply seeks to change people’s values, behaviors, lifestyles so we can go back to the good old days when there was no mass prosperity. But the designated political elite and their cronies called all the shots and reaped the benefits would not be politically popular.

    So we get the bogus explanations that Donna describes. The reality is that IPCC was a control mechanism meant to have the same basic effect as when the Romans decreed the peasants had to stay put and be the predictable population.

    Serfdom–the eternal aspiration of the scheming set who live as parasites. Except now they are killing the host. The Great OPM Famine is coming.


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    clipe

    In Canada the name is pronounced La-frahm-bwah, is it not?

    Le melon d’eau is Canadian for la pastèque – which is French for watermelon.

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/1326085654001


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    inedible hyperbowl

    off topic. Jo, are the trolls being moderated into oblivion?

    Possibilities:
    1 – They are no longer interested in arguing their case
    2 – They are no longer employed by QLD government
    3 – They think the war is won, now that they have a carbon tax.
    4 – They have frozen to death in Melbourne because they can’t afford to heat their homes.
    5 – The union fund that supported their activities is missing.

    Any other ideas?


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      brc

      It’s definitely (1)

      I was having dinner with an acquaintance recently, ostensibly for work reasons.

      A couple of years back you couldn’t shut the guy up about ‘green’ things.

      This time nary a word said, and conversation often turned to materialistic concerns, like which car was the best one to buy.

      The whole climate-change/green thing was a fad, it took a lot of people in. As they had the fallacies and stupidities pointed out to them, they quietly dropped off the fad-wagon. The smarter the person, the sooner they dropped off, because the more critical thinking skills a person has, the sooner they can see stupidity.

      Now it’s too the point where you wouldn’t bring the topic up in polite conversation, because it’s expected the only people who would discuss such a thing are brainwashed zealots who lack any critical thinking.


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        MattB

        Of course, it could be that your “acquaintance” who you met for “work reasons” finds you so utterly dull they can’t be assed engaging?


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        ExWarmist

        In my work place – sceptics are rare as hens teeth – I’m the only one that I know of, and my boss is definently a warmist and surrounded by warmists at his level.

        Whenever the topic comes up it’s full on – as if they are devotees of john cooks web sites.

        Since I need my job to pay the mortgage – I keep a low profile on where I stand on this topic.


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            Dave

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            MattyB

            Can you spell Australia please! :)


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            MattB

            can you spell moron?


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            Robert

            can you spell moron?

            M – a – t – t – B is one of the many spellings of moron.

            Give us a harder one next time.


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            ExWarmist

            MattB – and your a Hero?


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            ExWarmist

            A few pertinent questions.

            [1] Are you sure that you can personally distinguish between bravery and stupidity?

            [2] If a conflict offers little to no reward and much risk to self and others who are dependent – is it wise to enter that conflict, or should it be avoided? (Contrast with high risk/high reward conflicts)

            [3] At what point does anonymous posting on a blog “MattB” become cowardice – why don’t you post comments under your real name?

            [4] With reference to point [3] what is the definition of hypocrisy?

            [5] What risk do you undertake when the position you espouse is endorsed by Government, Big Business and the Main Stream Media?

            [6] With reference to point [5] how much courage does it take to shill for the establishment status quo?

            You know – writing the above just gave me a Good Feeling


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            MattB

            Ok Mr Ex-Warmist. my full contact details were posted on this very blog only last week.


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            ExWarmist

            Fair enough your not a hypocrite (presuming that what you just posted was true – I’ll trawl through you comments later).

            However points 1,2, 5 and 6 still hold – what do you have at risk?

            It’s easy to claim bravery when you have nothing at risk.


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      John Brookes

      The fight is not interesting any more. Nothing will convince you, and only time will convince me. And a lot of the politically flavoured stuff here is just tiresome.

      But I still drop in just in case there is an interesting post.


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        Mark D.

        Sounding a little low John.


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        ExWarmist

        So demonstration that the artefacts of Climate Science are produced by a horribly flawed and corrupted process leaves you untouched as to the veracity of those artefacts.

        Your mind is closed?

        Would you be comfortable with accepting “Justice” from a legal system that, assumed guilt instead of innocence, and did not allow for a defense of the accused? I’m presuming here that you would find such a legal system unjust precisely because the process was broken, and unlikely to produce actual justice.

        If the process is broken – how can you trust the products of that process?


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    Sonny

    6 – they have learned that any debate with a skeptic is an own goal, since we gave the truth on our side


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    Should be a good night at the Brisbane event. Another signed book coming your way, cousin.


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    Bulldust

    Oh noes … Christine Milne says we are heading for planetary wipeout!

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/national/14074851/carbon-tax-will-create-green-jobs-milne/

    Thank the gods that we have the world’s highest carbon (dioxide) tax to save us all from anihalation! Plus we will get 32,000 green jobs* by 2030 as well. It will only cost us $10 billion in green grants … or $300k plus per green job. That’s a bargain by any socialist’s measure!

    * If the US is anything to go by, if you sweep the floor at a windmill factory that’s a green job, or drive a biofuel-driven bus, or probably a hybrid taxi…


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      Bulldust

      In case anyone thought I was being crazy … listen to the video on what constitutes a “green job”:

      http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/47536


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      Bob Malloy

      If the US is anything to go by, if you sweep the floor at a windmill factory that’s a green job, or drive a biofuel-driven bus, or probably a hybrid taxi…

      I read an article a couple of years ago, can’t remember where. It had quite a few examples,
      1) If you drive a truck and deliver supplies to a wind turbine or solar plant your job is green.
      Same driver the next day delivers to a coal mine or coal fired power plant the driver is a dirty polluter.
      2) Sales person in a shoe shop sells shoes to a worker in a green project, the sales person’s job is regarded as green.
      Same sales person’s next sale is to a coal miner or coal fired power plant worker, his sales job is now brown, DIRTY SALES PERSON.

      And so on, and so on, and s…………


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        memoryvault

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        The mind games are endless. For instance:

        A U.S. cop beats up a ‘Tea Party’ right wing extremist protester – a “brown” job?
        Next day same cop beats up an ‘Occupy’ hippie leftie protester – a “green” job?

        Or would it be the other way around?
        Or maybe it depends on the implement used?

        Beat people up with wood club = very green.
        Beat people up with rubber club = mildly green.
        Beat people up with metal club = brown.
        Beat people up with carbon fibre reinforced plastic club = very brown.

        Of course, that only applies to cops; thugs robbing people are “green” regardless of implement used.
        After all, they are only “redistributing wealth”, which is, of course, the main object.


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    Ally E.

    Donna’s book “The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the world’s Top Climate Expert” is a brilliant book and a must read. It’s great that she’s coming to Australia. :) :) :)


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    John Sayers

    I’m booked into the Brisbane night at the hotel. – hope to see you all.


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    MattB

    Anyway how come this “delinquent teenager” is 25?


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    I finally get to go to one of these things. I’ll be at the Brisbane one on the 12th.

    I’d like to meet some all of you


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      I’d love to… but have enough of a problem scraping together a return ticket by public ttansport to the one in Perth on the 15th. (About $10)

      Driving would be more convenient, comfortable and costs about the same in petrol for the round trip.


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