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…

The many misrepresentations of Mann

I was thinking of calling this post, A Tale of Two Bullies with Over-sized Egos. But I decided that discretion was the better part of valour. My “thesis” has long been that Michael Mann is the David Irving of “climate science”. Some evidence in support of my thesis …

Of hapless harangues and wasted opportunities: climate change vs TB

Amongst the many Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Climate Bible adherents of whom you may not have heard, is a woman by the name of Catherine Happer. She calls herself an “Honorary Research Associate, Glasgow University Media Group at University of Glasgow”. The Scots are somewhat famous for their fierce independence (and/or or the…

Pachauri’s great expectations (July 2009) vs reality (June 2013)

[Please note UPDATE within text below -hro] Rajendra K. Pachauri is the (somewhat unwanted and some would say unqualified) Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC’s much vaunted – and daunting, if not positively scary – Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the first volume of which (or rather, the first wave of…

Revkin screens out cops’ Climategate screening exercises

There’s a myth out there that has gained the status of a cliché: that scientists love proving themselves wrong, that the first thing they do after constructing a hypothesis is to try to falsify it. Professors tell students that this is the essence of science. Yet most scientists behave very differently in practice. They not…

A Gleickgate “teleconnection” or coincidence?

In my recent post on Gleickgate (also known as Fakegate), I had written: He certainly succeeded in generating enough blog and MSM coverage that at the AAAS Annual Meeting held in Vancouver – which just happened to end Feb. 20 – the AAAS president was sufficiently “alarmed” to echo and amplify Gleick’s “concerns”. [Excerpt from…

From the ashes of Gleickgate a new mantra is born

There was a time in days of olden When ’twas said that silence is golden Yet thanks to a scientist, an expert on water Who dared not speak, though many thought he oughtta His inactions are leading to conclusions unvarnished That Gleick, by his silence, has glitter much tarnished! -hro, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:39…