What on “Earth” is going on at the U.K. Met Office?

If you’ve been following the climate wars, you will know that for the past couple of years there have been numerous scientists and commentators who have discussed what has come to be known as “the pause” in “global warming”. As each declaration made its way into public consciousness, someone or other from a “jewel in…

Change of communication tune at the IPCC?

A week ago, I had posted an open letter to the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC does not have a history of being particularly responsive – and certainly not in a timely fashion, as Australia’s Tony Thomas had noted in a recent post at Quadrant. Following his receipt of…

A refreshing debate … on the IPCC

There have been a couple of so-called debates pertaining to climate change that I’ve watched over the past few days, thanks to pointers at Andrew Montford’s Bishop Hill. The first was not really a “debate” (at least not by my definition of the word); but rather an Al-Jazeera English (AJ) editing of a live event…

An open letter to the IPCC secretariat

UPDATE: 07/19/2013 In what may (or may not) be record time, I have now received a response from the IPCC, albeit not directly from the Secretariat -hro In a post last week, I had commented on a review that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had conducted of its own “future” in 2008. This…