Climate politics choreography

There’s a woman by the name of Liz Gallagher, who happens to be one of the stable of luminaries associated with John Ashton‘s E3G shop. Ashton, you may recall, is the man who claimed that the U.K. Met Office is a “jewel in the crown, of British science and global science”. Gallagher’s E3G bio indicates…

Of scary space-rocks, climate change … and a poll

A few years ago, I had commented on the fact that in 2010 the United Nations (in perhaps yet another of its many endeavours to deflect attention from its abysmal failure in meeting its original mandate) took the progressive (and “precautionary”, no doubt) step of appointing a “space ambassador to greet alien visitors”. Contemporaneous news…

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…

It’s official: We have the right to question science!

[Please note "caveat" in update below -hro] As I have noted in the past, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a man of many hats, who is not known for consistency – except when he’s in “non-policy prescriptive” advocacy mode. When he wears his “world’s leading climate scientist”…

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…

UN word-salad of the day: sustainable development will end poverty

Hot off the UN generated Future We [don't need or] Want department’s fully dressed word-salad of the day (pdf) press: A NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: ERADICATE POVERTY AND TRANSFORM ECONOMIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Word counts strongly suggest that this HLP is just…