UPDATE: 07/20/2014 07:39 PM (PDT)
In a comment below, the amazingly awesome Alex has provided a link to his transcript of Part 3 of AR5 The Movie.
There’s now a transcript of Part III (with links to transcripts of Parts I and II) here:
It’s well worth a read! [End Update]
As I had noted in mid-April, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held its somewhat wooden post-meeting Press Conference on the conclusions of Working Group (WG) III:
If there was any fanfare (or even E-mail notification to subscribers of their “Channel”) surrounding the Jun 6, 2014 release of Part 3, then I must have missed it.
Needless to say, in its typically “transparent, open” fashion, the powers that be at the IPCC have determined that comments on this movie are not permitted.
Quelle surprise, eh?! Although I suppose it would be interesting to know the reason for the lag twixt report release and movie release.
Perhaps it has something to do with the ever-widening credibility gap into which the IPCC is falling, notwithstanding the very best efforts of the current group of movers and shakers* to claim otherwise!
*Not the least of whom is Ireland’s former PM, Mary Robinson who was recently elevated to the position of “Special Envoy on Climate Change” by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.
To slightly paraphrase an old song…
… So, here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson / Ki-Moon holds a special place / For those who say (such things as):
We need to change the debate on climate change – to move beyond its construct as a scientific or environmental problem and to realise that it is in essence an issue of development and of rights. Taking a climate justice approach to climate change means you respect human rights. I particularly welcome the Human Rights Council’s reaffirmation that human rights principles and obligations can inform and strengthen policy making on climate change at all levels.
But I digress … Unlike the IPCC, I encourage you to feel free to add your comments below;-)