New, improved “gold standard” IPCC: Business as (conflicted as) usual

[Please see update below] While the U.K. Guardian‘s activist-journalist Suzanne Goldenberg bemoans the lack of mention of “climate change” in the recent US presidential debates, the new, improved Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) appears to be continuing its standard operating procedure of … ignoring its own rules. As Steve McIntyre noted yesterday: […] the…

Mid-agenda warm period detected in biodiversity hockey stick

Not sure about you, but I always thought of a “pavilion” as being a physical structure. However, as you can see, in United Nations (UN)-speak it obviously means something completely different! The “Rio Conventions Pavilion” (RCP) was evidently dreamed up to: raise awareness and disseminate information on best practices and scientific findings on the benefits…

An “amusical” simulation model

TGIF and all that, folks … here’s an amusing (and musical) simulation to start off your (Canadian) Thanksgiving and (US) Columbus Day long weekend [h/t my Dad]:   Sure beats the output from all the climate models! And a “sustainable” development, too, don’t you think?!

Uncertainty Royale

The U.K. Royal Society is holding a two-day Workshop on Handling Uncertainty in Weather & Climate Prediction, at which Dr. Judith Curry will be one of the presenters (and also chairing one of the sessions). As he has in the past, the inimitable Josh has been live-cartooning for the edification, amusement and benefit of all.…

Flogging the dead Kyoto horse in Doha … and the UK

Peter C. Glover, has a very succint take on the state of the climateers’ union in today’s edition of The Commentator. As the run-up to the Nov. 26 – Dec. 7 confab of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins the charge of the blight brigade, Glover writes (h/t GreenCease via twitter):…