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…

Mann redefines “conspiracy” and other nonsense of the lambs

[03/5/2013 12:40 AM PDT Please note UPDATE below] Michael <even when he’s wrong, he’s right> Mann, “creator” [h/t Joelle Gergis] of the iconic “hockey stick”, has in recent days ventured below and beyond a “tipping point” into almost surreal delusion, as noted by Brendan Shollenberg in a guest post today at WUWT: Snickers abound when…

Lewandowsky booster, Bostrom, invokes 10:10 no pressure “defense”

While his “recently published … forthcoming” paper with the headline-grabbing title, “NASA faked the moon landing -Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax: An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science” has still not appeared in print, the sorry saga of Australian “cognitive psychologist”, Stephan Lewandowsky continues. Rather than address any questions about his data and…

Climate science … sows’ ears and silk purses

Laura Kelly at the Silk Road Gourmet recently observed: The phrase, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear,” was coined by Johnathan Swift’s punster Mr. Neverout in A Complete Collection of Polite and Ingenious Conversation In Several Dialogues published in 1738. When quill touched cotton, the phrase was used to refer to…

The continued descent of Mann and his graph

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has weighed in on Portrait of the Artist as an Aggrieved Mann. Anne Jolis, editorial page writer for WSJ Europe, reviews Mann’s latest opus [h/t Paul Matthews]. Some excerpts: The Climate Kamikaze “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars” argues that global temperatures have risen in conjunction with our use…