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…

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…

The (un)sustainability of all climate all the time

[04/23/2013: Please note update, below -hro] A few days ago, I was taking stock of the many framings of climate. I was also wondering about the various and sundry footprints with which enviro-activists are so concerned. Here, thanks to wordle, is an illustration of what I found: I very quickly realized that I had forgotten…

On the last hour of the last day in Doha: a singout

According to the Columbia Climate Law blog: Doha COP Report: Friday, December 7 This should have been the last of our reports from the UNFCCC negotiations in Doha, but it is now in the early hours of Saturday, December 8 and it appears that the negotiations are far from over. A message frequently repeated today…