Mercury rising … or not?

While waiting for the officials at the esteemed U.K. Meteorological (Met) Office to learn how to “say what you mean and mean what you say”, I thought you might be interested in knowing that there’s yet another United Nations Environment Program (UNEP – promulgator of scary stories since 1972) confab underway. This six-day “session”, which…

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…

COP 18 struggles to ride waves from Sandy and Bopha

Notwithstanding all the duly recycled little-bit-louder-and-a-whole-lot-worse chapters and verses from the long established “climate bible” on the part of enviro-activists from the UN’s Secretary-General to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s chair, Rajendra Pachauri – along with his stable of “objective, transparent, inclusive talent” – it seems that desperate delegates in Doha are down…

Shoot from the lip Pachauri strikes again

Yesterday, I had written about Christiana Figueres, the rather high-handed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and her perception (for want of a better word) that: governments have decided that they need to listen to science. I had also noted, in passing, that there seems to be very little…