Current or former chair? Consistency is not an IPCC product! Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA3peO3Myo8

Pachauri recycling rapidly rescinded

NOTE: 07/25/2015 12:45 AM Post updated (pls. see below) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) along with its United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) parents have been silent about the long overdue resignation of Rajendra Pachauri which he submitted in February of this year, on the heels of allegations of…

Small-scale solar systems can be owned by households,  communities or businesses (Pic: Department for International Development/Flickr)

UNEP’s trillion-dollar questions

It’s been somewhat challenging to keep up with the soporifics emanating from the various and sundry UN gatherings of the great and the good as part of the run-up to the annual December Dance of the Dynamos (aka the UN’s Conference of the Parties, in this instance COP21) being held this year in Paris. As…

I would call this the charge of the blight brigade. YMMV

Of papal communications, dispensations & commemorations

As a non-Catholic, I don’t feel particularly obliged to heed any papal pronunciations – least of all those he has uttered (most ill-advisedly, IMHO) on climate change and/or its perceived twin-sin™: The equally nebulous, albeit increasingly more-encompassing, “(un)sustainable development”. YMMV, but I for one would be far more impressed with such Papal outpourings and edicts…

Of climate science and … Shakespeare

So, here I was trying my level-headed best to compose a response to some arrogant claims from “climate scientist”, James Annan, that I had read via Shub Niggurath, where I had learned more about Annan’s declarations to the effect that a real Nobel scientist, Sir Tim Hunt, was deserving of labels such as: ‘old’, ‘entitled’,…

The defining challenge of our time: aka mediocrity forever?

One of the not particularly “inspiring” virtual conglomerates purporting “excellence” — and/or facsimiles thereof — is The Conversation. With a virtual presence in Australia, Africa and the U.S., their motto is “Academic rigor, journalistic flair”. Some time ago (i.e. prior to the original Australian site’s virtual expansion), I had signed up for their E-mail notifications.…