Shoot from the lip Pachauri strikes again

Yesterday, I had written about Christiana Figueres, the rather high-handed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and her perception (for want of a better word) that: governments have decided that they need to listen to science. I had also noted, in passing, that there seems to be very little…

Climate science … sows’ ears and silk purses

Laura Kelly at the Silk Road Gourmet recently observed: The phrase, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear,” was coined by Johnathan Swift’s punster Mr. Neverout in A Complete Collection of Polite and Ingenious Conversation In Several Dialogues published in 1738. When quill touched cotton, the phrase was used to refer to…

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…