Propping up very tarnished “gold standard” of IPCC’s “plastic” climate change

The rapidly declining credibility of the IPCC seems to be snowballing. With few notable exceptions, until the advent of “Glaciergate“, the MSM had been remarkably hushed (perhaps hoping to hide the decline?!), while the high priests of the Church of Settled Science brazenly continue preaching greenwashed orthodoxy. Including Canada’s Andrew Weaver (according to some sources,…

Announcing the birth of an Olympian MSM warmist meme

I happen to live in very close proximity to Vancouver, BC (home of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games). One of the reasons I’ve chosen to live in what is known as the Greater Vancouver area – for the past 22 years – is the dependably “temperate climate”. What this means is that we…

The climate change game … Monopoly: the IPCC version

If you don’t have your reading glasses on, the text at the bottom is: “Peer reviewed and internationally available technical and socio-economic literature, manuscripts made available for IPCC review and selected non-peer reviewed literature produced by other relevant institutions including industry”. Hmmmm …. this diagram almost has a Monopoly board “look and feel” to it,…

The delusions of climate modellers revisited (Part 1)

About a month ago, I posted some excerpts from an article in the Dec. 10 issue of the U.K.’s Times Higher Education, in which Martin Cohen had argued “that the consensus [about AGW] is less a triumph of science and rationality than of PR and fear-mongering”. The other day, my mouse and I decided to…

Of pomp and circumstances: did Santer seed Nature?

When I was perusing the Climategate emails, I found several that were very interesting and very revealing to say the least (and have commented on some of them in this blog). One of the emails I came across, though, struck me as being exceedingly pompous. The writer was Ben Santer, who had jumped on his…

Traders counted carbon chicks before they were hatched!

Yesterday’s National Post reported the following: Carbon trading faces a make-or-break year Investment banks had high hopes for carbon trading. Point Carbon, an energy consultancy, predicted in 2008 that the market for trading carbon emissions permits would reach 2 trillion euros by 2020. However, the failure of the Copenhagen summit has dashed hopes of a…

Pachauri predicts and protests poverty & “powerful lobbies”

In the UK, The Guardian – not unlike the CBC – is not exactly known for being fair and balanced when the subject happens to be “climate change”. Monday was no exception (notwithstanding the exceptionally cold – and contra IPCC generated predictions – weather that the U.K. seems to be experiencing). Climate change scepticism will…