IPCC’s extreme sausage: unkosher and unsustainable treife

On the heels of the release of a draft of Working Group I (WGI)’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the U.K. Royal Society, one of the IPCC’s illustrious cheerleaders, has been holding a two-day meeting to discuss this report and the “next steps in climate science”. The…

Fifty shades of red for the IPCC

[Please note Update below] Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard by now … Donna Laframboise has scored a marvellous coup! Here’s a picture that will brighten anyone’s day: Donna writes: A week before Christmas, three data sticks containing 661 files and amounting to nearly one gigabyte of material came into my possession. They were created…

Uncertainty Royale

The U.K. Royal Society is holding a two-day Workshop on Handling Uncertainty in Weather & Climate Prediction, at which Dr. Judith Curry will be one of the presenters (and also chairing one of the sessions). As he has in the past, the inimitable Josh has been live-cartooning for the edification, amusement and benefit of all.…

Of climatologists and cartoons: Compare and contrast

Climatologist 1: Dr. Myles Allen, blog novice Academic affiliation: Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the University’s Department of Physics Extra-curricular activities include: leads the http://www.climateprediction.net project, using distributed computing to run the world’s largest ensemble climate modelling…

Josh on the UN’s a-MAZE-ing place

Josh, of Cartoons by Josh fame, never fails to capture and captivate! Here’s his take on the UN’s maze in which are ensconced no less than 3,500 NGOs* Thanks, Josh :-) * Actually, it’s worse than I thought … I had previously written: Meanwhile the United Nations continues adding branches and shrubbery to its merry…

Abusing public trust: BBC, CBC and “the (climate change) cause”

Yesterday, the U.K. Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) released a report by journalist and author Christopher Booker, entitled The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal. Booker’s report (which I’m still reading), as the title indicates, documents three betrayals (from the GWPF Press Release): His report, The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal, shows…