• Access IPCC: A Powerful New Research Tool

    • Date: 08/12/10

    Canadian blogger Hilary Ostrov and Australian computer programmer Peter B. have given the climate change world a gift this week. Since March they’ve been hyperlinking and annotating the 3,000-page Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in 2007 . The result is AccessIPCC.com. Those of us who’ve been taking a close look at the 2007 report (also […]

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  • First Japan, Now Canada Gets Ready To Bury Kyoto Protocol

    • Date: 06/12/10

    Federal Environment Minister John Baird arrives at the global climate summit Tuesday looking to administer last rites to the Kyoto Protocol, at least in its current form. But the funeral may have to wait for next year’s session in South Africa. For Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the end of Canada’s commitment to Kyoto would achieve […]

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  • Hockey Stick Coverup, A Sequel

    • Date: 03/12/10

    More fallout over the University of Virginia’s mysterious conduct concerning the infamous hockey stick graph, the UN icon that purported to show that temperatures were steady over the last thousand years before shooting up in the last century. The University of Virginia, which employed Michael Mann, the graph’s creator, and which received government funding that […]

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  • Funds-Chasing Pachauri Claims Climate Science Is ‘Inadequate’

    • Date: 01/12/10

    From the methane-laden tundra of the far north to the depths of the oceans, world governments need to spend more on cutting-edge research to “get a handle” on how much and how quickly the world will warm in decades to come, says the head of the U.N. climate science network. “There are huge gaps in […]

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  • Reindeer Grazing Not Global Warming Is Shifting Tree Line In Sweden

    • Date: 29/11/10

    New research shows that the advance of the tree line upwards in the Swedish mountains was due to reduced reindeer grazing and not due to any global warming. Swedish Radio P1 reports today: (freely translated) It is not primarily a warmer climate which causes the tree line to crawl up in many places in the […]

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  • Experts Split On Global Warming, Malaria Link

    • Date: 28/11/10

    Malaria cases in east African highland areas hitherto unaffected by the disease have caused worry that global warming is creating new mosquito breeding grounds but experts disagree on whether there is actually any link between the two. “We have recently seen waves of epidemics in highland areas. … They have actually killed people,” said Dr. […]

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  • Climate-Change Agency Winds Down As Federal Funding Ends

    • Date: 25/11/10

    A Canadian climate-change research foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, but has already begun winding down its operations after failing to get new funding from the Harper government. The budget crunch at the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences comes on the heels of revelations that the government is leasing out the Amundsen, a […]

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  • Head of IPCC Surprised People Didn’t Like Bogus Climate Data

    • Date: 24/11/10

    Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN IPCC, says he was surprised that bogus data they printed as fact, that Himalayan glaciers were going to disappear by 2035, caused an uproar among the public and led to suspicion about what in their reports was accurate. When scientists first disputed that part of the report in 2007, […]

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