Journal retractions … some lessons for the IPCC to be learning

Notwithstanding the “evidence of a lack of evidence for peer review’s efficacy” – as The Lancet editor Richard Horton had noted in an appendix to the 2010 Muir Russell report – publication in a “peer reviewed” journal is still the rallying cry regarding material included in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s reports. Getting…

Spreading the joy of climate change economic alarmism

On the eve of the first anniversary of the U.K. launch of the infamous No Pressure video, Canada’s taxpayer-funded national broadcaster, the CBC announces: Climate change could cost billions a year by 2020 Climate change could cost Canada billions a year as early as 2020, depending on how severe it is and how well the…

A conversation with an IPCC coordinating lead author

UPDATE 08/1/2011 11:24 AM: Richard has advised me via E-mail that he’ll be rather busy for the next few days, and will respond as soon as he can. UPDATE 08/7/2011 09:21 PM: Richard has further advised that he still intends to respond, but hasn’t yet found the time to do so. In the meantime, some…

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…