Old-hand Alcamo picked to rescue “tinkerbell” Figueres?

As readers of this blog are probably aware, I do not have much respect or admiration for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and its ever-growing maze of offspring – which includes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which feeds its so-called “science” to Christiana <tinkerbell> Figueres’ current bailiwick, the “send us your billions…

Walport’s ignorance and banal soundbytes

Writing in Spiked, the U.K.’s Ben Pile has an excellent essay on the latest shoot-from-the-lip pronouncements emanating from the keyboard of the government’s “Chief Scientific Advisor”, Sir Mark Walport (and/or perhaps that of his ghost-writer!) Some excerpts from Pile’s assessment: Sir Mark Walport’s demand that climate-change sceptics ‘grow up’ only reveals his ignorance about the…

IPCC’s AR5 “The Movie”: No comments or ratings allowed

The UNFCCC and the IPCC seem to have a mutual co-dependency arrangement. Perhaps the unscientific key messages in the chosen medium of the IPCC must be sustained at all costs in order to ensure that they remain intact in the UNFCCC’s “decisions” – or at least the illusions thereof. No comments or ratings on AR5 “The Movie” are allowed.

AR5 “The Movie” … tick-tick, boom-boom, doom-doom

[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…

WWF-Russia rolls out scare-machine in advance of IPCC’s AR5

Last December, on the heels of a pronouncement from former United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) head honcho, Yvo de Boer, I had asked the question: Where’s the scare in AR5? The UNFCCC is the “main client” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). de Boer had told an Australian newspaper that:…

Climategate 3.0: Practicing what I preach

In my previous post, I had written: To my mind the password protected files [included in CG2] were more akin to an archive of documents written in an obscure language that required “translation”. And there was only one person on the planet who could provide the “translation” so that the material in the archive would…