There’s a comment I made a few days ago at Paul Matthews’ valuable The IPCC Report site that’s stuck in moderation. I do hope that Matthews is OK and that his absence is temporary, because he has provided many valuable insights over the years. Anyway, the post to which I had appended my comment was his, The desperate delusions of the Lewandowsky apologists. I had written:
To my mind, the fact that such a “brilliant” climate scientist as Michael Mann has joined forces with Lewandowsky (as he indisputably did last November) suggests to me that the movers and shakers of the IPCC – and all who hang onto their every word – may well be in far bigger trouble than they thought!
Add to this Lawson’s recent presentation and Sweden’s Lennart Bengtsson’s decision to join forces with the GWPF – not to mention Bengtsson’s “The whole concept behind IPCC is basically wrong” added to Judith Curry’s highlighting of John Christy’s “hockey stick” experience …
Well, YMMV, but I’d say that perhaps the world just might step back from the brink of this UN generated madness in perpetual self-serving motion!
All of which is by way of introduction to the little known fact that – notwithstanding all the hyper-alarmism of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s devotées (as is evident in their honchos’ public pronouncements and “tick-tick, boom-boom” movies, not to mention the credibility gap that widens with every passing outpouring from the “jewel in the crown” aka the U.K. Met Office’s anchor, Dame Julia Slingo) – “climate change” is still at the bottom of the public’s priority heap.
You see, a little under a year ago I had stumbled across a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) “innovative initiative” in which participants from around the world were invited to vote on what the priorities should be in a post-2015 world. As I had noted at the time, the UNDP had declared:
From now until 2015, we want as many people in as many countries as possible to be involved: citizens of all ages, genders and backgrounds, particularly the world’s poor and marginalized communities.
Readers may recall that “climate change” was at the bottom of the priority heap. And now, eleven months (give or take a week or so) and approximately 1.5 million votes later, “climate change” is still at the bottom of the world’s priority heap:
Readers might also recall that in the press release announcing this initiative, last year, it was noted that:
“There’s been something really important missing in the way we at the United Nations and at the global level have been deliberating and deciding on issues over the last decade, and that something has been you — people all over the world,” [Olav Kjørven, Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)] told correspondents, adding that the era of making decisions about global issues behind closed doors with little citizen involvement was coming to an end.
Too bad no one appears to have told Kofi Annan (now Chair of the little known group of high profile people, called “The Elders”), Rajendra Pachauri (IPCC Chair), Thomas Stocker (Co-Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group I), Chris Field (Co-Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group II) or WMO head honcho, Michel Jarraud about this new, improved process, eh?!