Is the IPCC conflicted? Here is one of the ways

A few weeks ago, I provided some data which demonstrated the extent to which “the practice of scientists responsible for writing IPCC assessments reviewing their own work” was prevalent in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). I had observed that: […] 884 were the authors (or co-authors) of material that…

IPCC plays snakes and ladders while going full tilt for windmills

Well, the “full” [1,000 page] version of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Working Group III’s “Special Report” urging the expenditure of trillions, won’t be available until May 31. And the IPCC 33rd Session isn’t due to start until tomorrow, May 10 – at least according to their Provisional Agenda. Strangely, unless the “Special…

Of peers, reviews, missing data and … communication

The American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has been holding its annual meeting over the last few days. As with other “Big Science” organizations, one of the “hot topics” relates to communication of climate science. Seems that after 20+ years of (for all intents and purposes) having a captive media to relay their…

That was the year that was

I don’t really know where 2010 went. I do know that I spent an inordinate amount of time lurking and informing myself on an issue that prior to approximately 10 days BC [Before Climategate] didn’t even register on my radar! The traffic on this blog has been a very pleasant surprise to me – it…

When is an IPCC rule not an IPCC rule?

Some months ago, I had noted that the rules of the climate change game are very elastic. The IPCC is good at doing giant leaps back to the future, and application of their “strict” rules is flexible for the CRU crew and their cronies (but not, alas, for others). In the so-called “The Independent Climate…

A catalyst for thorough reappraisal

I’m about halfway through reading the long awaited (preliminary report was supposed to have been issued in the spring according to the workplan of the) “Independent Climate Change E-mail Review” (ICCER) aka the Muir Russell Report: Timescale The Review team issued a call for submissions on 11 February 2010, and expects to receive submissions from…