And she used to be a big proponent of the IPCC! My how things are changing.
I’m glad to see that Donna Laframboise’s new book is taking off well. I’ve ordered a copy myself and look forward to reading it. Sounds like it’s a real IPCC slammer. First off, hats off to Donna for taking the time to do all that digging into an organisation which sorely needs transparency.
Judith Curry at Climate Etc here does a good job reviewing the book. She gave it 4.5 stars (professors rarely give out A+s), which means two solid thumbs up. I was particularly amused by her comment:
Does the problems with the IPCC mean that WG1 science is incorrect? Not necessarily, but I agree that a “new trial” is needed. WG2 and WG3 reports pretty much belong in the dustbin, as far as I can tell.”
There it is. Now how much money and resources went into producing WG2 and WG3? Paper in the dustbin is what we get for it?
Worse, the IPCC refuses to learn anything from all this. Recently we’ve heard they are setting up shadowy back rooms in order to skirt FOIA. I’m starting to wonder if it would be safe to turn on the light in a room full of these characters.
Donna appears to have set something into motion. The books are well-priced and I suggest readers buy extra copies and give them away as birthday or Christmas presents – or give them to your political representatives. Ask your pol if they can do better with our money.
ORDER INFO HERE: http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2011/10/13/a-book-is-born/
PS: Donna Laframboise is the midwife of NoTricksZone. I was one of her “citizen auditors” which she mentions in her book and she invited me to WordPress. The rest of the story you know.
5 responses to “Professor Judith Curry: IPCC “WG2 And WG3 Reports Pretty Much Belong In The Dustbin””
Donna is one of the few to save the reputation of journalists.
Unlike the people from the NYT; who have uncovered:
“But it is also true that Europe has endured a deep recession and has had mild winters. ”
The occupation of journalism has changed from investigation to being just a mouthpiece for corrupt organisations handing out press releases. Let’s call Donna an “informant”.
Since Donna’s blog does not allow comments, I will take this tribune to congratulates her for this awesome book. If only journalists were doing their job of investigating a little, this AGW hysteria would be dead long ago.
It is hard to believe that thousands of journalists never bother to check some facts, but hey, this is the world we live in!
I will publish a review in french on my blog when I’m done reading it, instead of doing a Peter Gleick of myself by criticizing a work I have not seen (see http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/10/16/donna-laframboises-new-book-causing-reviews-in-absentia-amongst-some-agw-advocates)
So far (more than half way), it is excellent. Good job Donna, like your blog. You are an inspiration.
For those of you who speak french, you can find my review here:
The book is a must.
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