[11/22/2013 03:42 PM PST: Please note updates below -hro]
Readers may recall that not too long ago (well, circa Aug. 25 to be precise! … my how time flies, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] is playing games), I had noted that at the Feb. 25/13 meeting of the IPCC’s Executive Committee (I believe they call it ExCom for short):
In response to the concern expressed by T. Stocker, Co-Chair, WGI, that time may be tight for the preparation of an AR5 video before the WGI approval session, the Communications Manager commented that he had already been in touch with a number of individuals interested in producing it, and that the request for proposals had been launched by WMO. He expressed confidence that the film can be prepared in time.
Alas, as I subsequently reported this movie didn’t make the deadline:
Perhaps this new video from the IPCC got lost, along with the “Technical Summary Supplementary Material” that Paul Matthews has been unable to locate.
However, in case you (along with all the nations and NGOs who’ve marched out of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] confab in Poland) missed it … Today was THE DAY of the debut of AR5 (WG1) “The Movie”. It was launched during a “side event“, and with very little fanfare. Although, I must say that – considering the “content” – it was perfectly consistent in timing for my annotated climate carol ;-)
In hindsight, considering that the IPCC’s Assessment Reports are supposedly designed to “inform” the deliberations of the UNFCCC, perhaps the organizers erred in selecting a speech by IPCC Chair, Rajendra Pachauri, on Day 1, rather than airing this debut of AR 5 “The Movie”, in which Pachauri is barely visible (except for a few mercifully silent “cameo” appearances). Thomas Stocker, Co-Chair of Working Group I (WGI) appears to have taken over as the “voice” of the IPCC.
But Pachauri’s voice was not the only conspicuous absence in this movie, in which Stocker’s “Three key messages” were reiterated – along with his “non-policy-prescriptive” (but highly predictable) “conclusion” that “limiting climate change requires substantial and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions“.
Of course Stocker very conveniently omits any mention of “the pause” or of the actual (minimal) percentage of the demon CO2 that constitutes our atmosphere – let alone that which he claims is human generated. Quelle surprise, eh?! Which leads me to …
I found these quite interesting, but I’m going to “backward engineer” them!
First, The Producer:
You can read all about this Norwegian film producer here.
And then some “image”credits:
That’s the “cover story” … and now we move on to (back to!) some “Additional Credits”:
Now here’s the “kicker kredit” (i.e. the first), folks:
Notice any “thanks” missing?! Whatever happened to the contributions of the “expert reviewers”, I wonder? How sad – and perhaps how telling?! – that the hours that these people contributed don’t even rate an honourable mention.
But don’t take my word for any of this. Watch The Movie, yourself. And when you do, be sure to listen to the rhythm in the background music: tick-tick, boom-boom (signifying impending doom-doom, no doubt). And be sure to note the standard IPCC “we can have it both ways” disclaimer:
And now, without further ado, here’s the latest in the IPCC’s propaganda arsenal:
UPDATE 11/22/2013 11:58 AM PST: If you’re contemplating whether or not to invest nine minutes of your time on this, Paul Matthews offers a helpful review:
[…] It’s nine minutes of climate cliché bingo. I lost count of the number of crumbling blocks of ice, dried out lake beds, floods, and dark backlit water vapour shots, all delivered in a fast, almost “subliminal advertising” style. The only disappointment was the lack of stranded polar bears on ice floes. The commentary regurgitates all the usual mantras […]
[…] The distinctly un-scary temperature record is briefly flashed up for about two seconds at 02:05, with the unconvincing claim that it fits the rising CO2 curve, so if you blink you might miss it. […]
UPDATE 2 11/22/2013 03:32 PM PST: The incomparable Alex Cull has now produced “a transcript, where viewers can read and assess the text, without all the visuals or the soundtrack:
https://sites.google.com/site/mytranscriptbox/home/20131121_ip ” as he kindly noted in a comment below.