Will IPCC accede to redefining “neutral”?

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding its 37th session in Batumi, Georgia. One of the items on the Agenda, under “Other Business” is “IPCC-XXXVII/Doc. 17 which, although not advertised as such on the Agenda, turns out to be a “Potential Study of the IPCC Process”. This document is a submission…

Where’s the scare in AR5?

Yvo de Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen climate change talks, said his conversations with scientists working on the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested the findings would be shocking. “That report is going to scare the wits out of everyone,” Mr de Boer said in the only…

Reforming the “non-policy-prescriptive” IPCC

There’s been a very interesting discussion (well, several, actually!) over at Dr. Judith Curry’s blog: “Public engagement on climate change“. Dr. Richard Tol, an environmental economist, is an IPCC “insider” who had expressed the view that ‘experts should only speak about the areas in which they are specialists’. He is also one of many academics…

A conversation with an IPCC coordinating lead author

UPDATE 08/1/2011 11:24 AM: Richard has advised me via E-mail that he’ll be rather busy for the next few days, and will respond as soon as he can. UPDATE 08/7/2011 09:21 PM: Richard has further advised that he still intends to respond, but hasn’t yet found the time to do so. In the meantime, some…

Nature raps IPCC’s knuckles, but misses the boat

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has long been criticized for the absence of a Conflict of Interest (CoI) policy. This was highlighted almost a year ago in the review of the IPCC’s policies and procedures by the InterAcademy Council (IAC). So, they’ve had more than enough time to get their CoI act together…

Is the IPCC conflicted? Let us count the ways

UPDATE 06/22/2011 09:05 PM I’ve added a SunTV interview with Ross McKitrick on this very issue [h/t my Dad] at the bottom of this post -hro On the heels of the recent controversy regarding the contributions of Greenpeace employee, Sven Teske as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s recently released…

IPCC response to IAC on grey literature “indefensible”

This has been a very interesting week on the battlefield of the “climate wars”, resulting in considerable tarnishing of the “gold standard” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – within the mainstream media (MSM) no less! Scales even appear to be falling from the eyes of ardent pro-alarmists. About two months ago (my how time…