How valid is this shrunken “consensus judgement”, anyway?

In my previous post I had noted that no less a luminary than Mike Hulme had (perhaps inadvertently) exposed the falsity of the oft-repeated claim of what IPCC Chair, Rajendra Pachauri calls “the scientific consensus on man-made climate change”. Hulme’s clarification and further clarification strongly suggest that his “example” (as poorly worded as he now…

Honey, I shrunk the consensus!

Once upon a time, there was an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). They put their heads together with those of a number of climate scientists and decided in their wisdom (for they were very wise, or so they told us) that what the world really needs is a consensus. Not just any old consensus,…

Responses to questionnaire on IPCC processes and procedures

As I had noted previously, the InterAcademy Council is a body that is conducting “an independent review of the processes and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Based on this review, the IAC will issue a report with recommended measures and actions to strengthen IPCC’s processes and procedures so as to be better…

No laughing matter

For a good number of years, now, most MSM coverage of anything involving Israel can be counted on to accentuate – and exaggerate, if not fabricate – the negative, while downplaying the positive – if not ignoring it completely: good news from Israel is no news, as far as the MSM is concerned. It was,…

Amber, my cat, channels Houdini!

Amber, a beautiful Bengal cat, came into my life last August. She’s definitely not a “lap cat” – and in fact will protest vocally and vigorously, with all claws, at any attempt to contain her chosen space of the moment. But she does like “body contact” (on her terms, of course, headbutts being her preferred…