• Global Warming To Benefit Russia, Canada, Scandinavia And The US, Researcher Says

    • Date: 06/09/10

    Move over, Sunbelt. The New North is coming through, a UCLA geographer predicts in a new book. As worldwide population increases by 40 percent over the next 40 years, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become formidable economic powers and migration magnets, Laurence C. Smith writes in “The World in […]

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  • Yuri Izrael: Kyoto Is Costing Russia Too Much

    • Date: 03/09/10

    There has never been a consensus that man is to blame for global warming among the experts at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change I was among the fiercest opponents and have challenged that document because it is not scientifically valid. The UN Framework Climate Change Convention says the concentration of greenhouse gases must be […]

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  • IPCC Reformers Vs Climate Delayers

    • Date: 03/09/10

    Harold Shapiro, the economist who headed the IAC review of the IPCC, is interviewed at Climate Central. This is very interesting stuff, in particular the bit where Shapiro knocks down the suggestion that he thinks Pachauri should resign. This was interesting too: HS: We think all of our recommendations, if they’re thought to be helpful and […]

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  • Pachauri: IAC Got It Wrong – Next IPCC Report Will Be Even More Political

    • Date: 03/09/10

    Excerpts from the Times of India Interview with IPCC Head Rajendra Pachauri TOI: Anything in the UN probe report you completely or partly disagree with? RP: They have talked about quantifying uncertainties. To some extent, we are doing that, though not perfectly. But the issue is that in some cases, you really don’t have a […]

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  • Clive Crook: Reforming The IPCC

    • Date: 01/09/10

    The report of the InterAcademy Council on the IPCC is a real step forward. The council, representing academies of science and equivalent bodies all over the world, assembled a review committee on the IPCC at the request of the UN and the IPCC itself. Its team was chaired by Princeton’s Harold Shapiro. How refreshing that it […]

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  • Peter Foster: IPCC Reform May Be Impossible

    • Date: 01/09/10

    Nobody doubts that climate change is happening. Nor might one doubt some marginal effect from increased levels of CO2 due to industrial society. The phrase, “curate’s egg” derives from an 1895 cartoon in the satirical British magazine Punch. A humble curate is having breakfast at the table of a bishop. The bishop suggests that the […]

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  • Financial Times Calls For Change Of IPCC Leadership

    • Date: 31/08/10

    Over the course of this year, six reviews have examined various aspects of climate research – most recently Monday’s report on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by the world’s scientific academies. While none has challenged the fundamental view that man-made global warming must be tackled by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse […]

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  • UN Inquiry Puts Pressure On IPCC Chief To Step Down

    • Date: 30/08/10

    The chairman of the United Nations climate change body today came under renewed pressure to step down following the outcome of an inquiry into the working practices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The review, conducted by a committee of representatives from the world’s leading scientific bodies, recommends that the current term of the […]

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