IPCC’s extreme sausage: unkosher and unsustainable treife

On the heels of the release of a draft of Working Group I (WGI)’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the U.K. Royal Society, one of the IPCC’s illustrious cheerleaders, has been holding a two-day meeting to discuss this report and the “next steps in climate science”. The…

UNEP now pushing nature onto business balance sheets

A few years ago, I wrote about the birth of a new kid on the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s alarmist block: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s younger “sibling”, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). They were singing their favourite tune (i.e. the money song) even then (all emphases in…

New, improved “gold standard” IPCC: Business as (conflicted as) usual

[Please see update below] While the U.K. Guardian‘s activist-journalist Suzanne Goldenberg bemoans the lack of mention of “climate change” in the recent US presidential debates, the new, improved Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) appears to be continuing its standard operating procedure of … ignoring its own rules. As Steve McIntyre noted yesterday: […] the…

Message to UN and enviro-activists: Try another way

Many moons ago, in one of my previous “incarnations”, I was quite involved in the field of services to people with developmental handicaps (formerly known as “mentally retarded”). As with many other fields, the jargon and gurus of the day were constantly changing. But one of the gurus who probably had a very practical and…

Vaclav Klaus on global warming “doctrine”

Update: Sorry, my mind must have strayed into literary directions as I was writing this and I had written the name of Vaclav Havel, author and first President of the Czech Republic. I have also amended the title above accordingly-hro Czech Republic President, Vaclav Havel Klaus, is on a speaking tour (although he refers to…