Of hypocrites, high-level panels and … sherpas and silos

As Donna Laframboise noted in a post, yesterday, from Feb. 2-4, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair, Rajendra K. Pachauri, will be donning yet another of his many hats, as he engineers a bridge from “climate change” to “sustainability” (en route to Rio+20). TERI, another of Pachauri’s enterprises, will be hosting the “12th Delhi…

On the road to Rio: Sustainability swamps climate change

Just in case you haven’t heard, there will yet another United Nations conference aimed at setting goals for “saving the planet”; this one is known as UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20 and sometimes called the “Earth Summit“) which is scheduled to take place June 20-22 of this year. Not surprisingly, the UN…

Nature says: Face up to fraud

Interesting editorial in today’s issue of Nature. Some excerpts: Face up to fraud Many people in science would rather not talk about the problem of research misconduct, much less act on it. After all, who directly involved would benefit from a serious crackdown? Certainly not the institutions at which the misconduct takes place — they…

More news on success of The Delinquent Teenager …

Happy New Year, everyone! Mine didn’t start off too well as my computer suffered from an inability to find a crucial NTLDR file on reboot late afternoon on New Year’s eve! Long story short … I’ve been spending much of my time recovering and restoring from a Windows reinstall :-( Fortunately, though, life does go…