Donna Laframboise: The FoxNews Interview

Posted: January 24, 2013 by tallbloke in alarmism, books, Forecasting, Incompetence, Measurement, Politics, propaganda, Uncertainty

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I’ve had a bad experience with a FoxNews reporter in the past. Which was why Charles Couger apologized for an offense he had nothing to do with and promised to behave professionally.

His story appeared earlier today and is titled Leaked UN climate report slammed for citing WWF, Greenpeace. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a big, complicated bureaucracy. Anyone who hasn’t been studying it for a while has a difficult time making sense of things. Couger has done an admirable job.

The full text of our e-mail interview follows, with a typo corrected and links to my book inserted:

1. Is the WWF an “activist” group?

On its website, the WWF invites people to join its “environmental campaigning community” (see here, under the “Take action” subheading). It’s therefore accurate to describe the WWF as

  1. an activist group
  2. a pressure group (a term often used in…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Can anyone seriously doubt the IPCC is in the advocacy business up to its neck?