• IPCC Claims On Rainforests Were Wrong, Study Suggests

    • Date: 13/03/10

    The United Nations’ climate change panel is facing fresh criticism after new research contradicted the organisation’s claims about the devastating effect climate change could have on the Amazon rainforest. A new study, funded by Nasa, has found that the most serious drought in the Amazon for more than a century had little impact on the […]

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  • New Study Debunks Myths About Amazon Rain Forests

    • Date: 12/03/10

    A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and […]

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  • Prejudging IPCC Error Review: Press ‘Exaggerate’ Climate Controversy

    • Date: 10/03/10

    The president of the Royal Society has said press reporting of climate science exaggerates the controversies, but that it is “too much to expect” news editors to make different choices. “The press naturally highlights what is new, and that may not be the most important thing,” Lord Rees told Today presenter Justin Webb. —BBC Today Programme, […]

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  • UN To Review IPCC Errors

    • Date: 10/03/10

    The United Nations is to announce an independent review of errors made by its climate change advisory body in an attempt to restore its credibility. A team of the world’s leading scientists will investigate the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and ask why its supposedly rigorous procedures failed to detect at least three serious […]

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  • Climate Treaty Hopes Quashed

    • Date: 09/03/10

    The world will almost certainly fail to draw up a new treaty on climate change this year, the minister in charge of last year’s Copenhagen summit has admitted, delivering a heavy blow to the barely flickering hopes for a swift global -settlement. Connie Hedegaard, the Danish minister who masterminded the summit of world leaders on […]

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  • The Great Peer-Review Fairy Tale

    • Date: 07/03/10

    In June 2007 Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), gave an interview to an Indian publication that appeared in five parts. In the section titled “The science is absolutely first rate,” Pachauri declared: “The IPCC doesn’t do any research itself. We only develop our assessments on the basis of […]

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  • Richard Tol: A Look at IPCC AR4 WGIII

    • Date: 04/03/10

    Roger Pielke Jr writes: Richard Tol is a research professor at ESRI in Ireland, one of the top 175 economists in the world and a contributor to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where his work is widely cited. In this guest post, the first of a series, Richard takes a […]

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  • V K Raina: The Man Who Came In From The Cold

    • Date: 03/03/10

    Vijay Kumar Raina is amused. The 76-year old retired geologist who lives in Sector 17, Panchkula in Haryana has been blitzkrieged by the media, government, world scientist community and the average citizen since December 2009. Why? Because he blew the lid off the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC), headed by the charismatic R.K. Pachauri, […]

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