Of legal beagles and climate change views

Please note, post updated 10/9/2015 10:11 PM below -hro Paul Matthews has a post today in which he features Robin Guenier’s response (pdf) to Philipe Sands’ September keynote address to various and sundry (for the most part unnamed) legal beagles and (presumably) associated scholars. I appreciated Guenier’s analysis and highlights from Sands’ lecture. My own…

Ban Ki-moon unscripted … or not?!

Well, it seems that there have been more laps and lapses in Lima than one could shake a stick at! A close to never-ending story if ever there was one! Not the least of which were Greenpeace’s attention-seeking and appallingly disrespectful acts of destruction. Nonetheless, this annual dance to nowhere land was supposed to have…

Stormy days ahead for IPCC?

UPDATE 10/27/2014: See my comment below re Pachauri in most uncharacteristic “voice of moderation” mode -hro The 40th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is scheduled to be held Oct. 27-31 in Copenhagen – scene of the 2009 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) lapse into a “coma“. Thanks to the…

Calling all Canadians: Check your climate’s context

Back in my halcyon days, i.e. long before “global warming” aka “climate change” – aka whatever the dedicated “we must de-carbonize now” activists and advocates are calling it this week – crossed my radar, it did not even occur to me to give a second thought to or to question the message(s) being relayed by…

Climate politics choreography

There’s a woman by the name of Liz Gallagher, who happens to be one of the stable of luminaries associated with John Ashton‘s E3G shop. Ashton, you may recall, is the man who claimed that the U.K. Met Office is a “jewel in the crown, of British science and global science”. Gallagher’s E3G bio indicates…