Tall tales from the “dark” side

In yet another publicity stunt (given far more prominence than it deserves, as might be expected from the enviro-activist cheering CBC), a number of oh-so-concerned environmental advocacy groups and “think tanks” decided to hold a day of website darkness in protest (of course) against provisions of the Canadian government’s proposed budget bill. The latest headline…

Our planet is under pressure

I don’t know how you decided to observe “Earth Hour” last night. As Donna Laframboise had noted in a recent series of posts, this much over-hyped and – mis-typed – “event” is a propaganda exercise in persuasion of the hypocritical kind, and it leaves me, well, cold. According to a CBC report from AP which…

Of hypocrites, high-level panels and … sherpas and silos

As Donna Laframboise noted in a post, yesterday, from Feb. 2-4, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair, Rajendra K. Pachauri, will be donning yet another of his many hats, as he engineers a bridge from “climate change” to “sustainability” (en route to Rio+20). TERI, another of Pachauri’s enterprises, will be hosting the “12th Delhi…

On the road to Rio: Sustainability swamps climate change

Just in case you haven’t heard, there will yet another United Nations conference aimed at setting goals for “saving the planet”; this one is known as UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20 and sometimes called the “Earth Summit“) which is scheduled to take place June 20-22 of this year. Not surprisingly, the UN…

Is the IPCC still relevant to UNFCCC?

In a recent post on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] post-Durban quarter-backing, Dr. Judith Curry asks: My main question at this point is whether the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] IPCC is relevant to what is going on at this point with the UNFCCC? If the AR5 has higher confidence in…

Good news, bad news … and a Friday funny

First the good news! At the National Review, one of my favourite writer/historians, Victor Davis Hanson, weighs in on the current state of “the global warming craze”. His assessment includes: Global Warming — RIP? The issue seems deader than a doornail. Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising…

UNEP and IPCC … like parent, like child

The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) along with the World Meterorological Organization (WMO) is a “parent” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – and of its more recently-hatched sibling, the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). About 13 months ago, as I had posted, George Russell, the Executive Editor…