IPCC’s AR5 “The Movie”: No comments or ratings allowed

The UNFCCC and the IPCC seem to have a mutual co-dependency arrangement. Perhaps the unscientific key messages in the chosen medium of the IPCC must be sustained at all costs in order to ensure that they remain intact in the UNFCCC’s “decisions” – or at least the illusions thereof. No comments or ratings on AR5 “The Movie” are allowed.

Week 1: Summary of UNFCCC’s climate carol annotations

A few days ago, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I had posted for readers’ amusement a parody of a popular Christmas melody and lyrics. And I promised to provide annotations for each day of the current annual confab of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which this year is being held in Warsaw. Now that…

Of scary space-rocks, climate change … and a poll

A few years ago, I had commented on the fact that in 2010 the United Nations (in perhaps yet another of its many endeavours to deflect attention from its abysmal failure in meeting its original mandate) took the progressive (and “precautionary”, no doubt) step of appointing a “space ambassador to greet alien visitors”. Contemporaneous news…

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…

Musical interlude … Global warming in Russia?

In the last year or so, the alarmists (and their army of MSM message massagers) have made much ado of “extreme” weather events – particularly those on the warm side, such as heat waves in Russia, no matter how tenuous the link. YMMV – as the saying goes – but I’m inclined to think that…

Of hapless harangues and wasted opportunities: climate change vs TB

Amongst the many Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Climate Bible adherents of whom you may not have heard, is a woman by the name of Catherine Happer. She calls herself an “Honorary Research Associate, Glasgow University Media Group at University of Glasgow”. The Scots are somewhat famous for their fierce independence (and/or or the…

Shifting sands of watercourses and lakes

Just in case you might have missed it, due to all eyes being on the Doha non-negotiations (or diverted elsewhere), there was a meeting of yet another UN body, albeit of shorter duration, that has just concluded. This was a confab of a body of The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) which (all…