A documentary to watch for

The following is a trailer for a documentary that I certainly shall be watching for. It speaks for itself, and needs no introduction from me. A hat tip here to my Dad – a lifelong fan of John Philip Sousa – who sent the above to me (my Dad, not Sousa ;-) ) :

Of COPs, MOPs and a global battle of duelling doomsayers

First an amendment/update to an earlier post in which I had observed: “No sooner had the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) picked itself up after (predictably flopping in) Tianjin, China, than it was onwards and upwards to Pachauri’s ‘hell no, I won’t go show’ at Busan, Korea, aka the “Thirty-Second Session of…

Biodiversity loss … TEEB on the march

As I wrote yesterday, there’s a new kid on the UNEP generated alarmist block: “unprecedented loss of biodiversity seriously compounded by global warming”. Looks like the Guardian was first to jump on the biodiversity bandwagon with an editorial: Biodiversity: Variety as the spice of life Conservation is quite literally vital. This is a challenge that…

Move over IPCC … here comes IPBES

If nothing else, the UN is very prolific when it comes to spawning acronymic agencies of doom and gloom. Not known for practicing what it preaches – particularly when it comes to matters environmental – in recent weeks we have seen two high profile, high carbon-footprint (low productivity) conferences under the auspices of the United…

A close encounter of the Orwellian kind

H/T WUWT Be sure to visit Cartoons by Josh “Why is it everything to do with the effect of human emissions of CO2 is given a false label? “For example “climate change” is a false label taken to mean only man made global warming. Thus all climate change is falsely attributed by politicians and advocates…

AR4’s Working Group 2 really needs to get a clue

Of all the recent “inquiries” pursuant to Climategate, the one that has the most credibility is that of the InterAcademy Council (IAC)’s Climate Change Assessments, Review of the Processes & Procedures of the IPCC. It a well-written report with 20 concrete recommendations for change, which was given reasonable MSM coverage when it was released on…

The medium and the (merry massacre’s) message

The late Marshall McLuhan is probably best known for coining the phrase “The medium is the message“. In his explanation of McLuhan’s “equation”, Mark Federman notes: Marshall McLuhan was concerned with the observation that we tend to focus on the obvious. In doing so, we largely miss the structural changes in our affairs that are…