• Lord Turnbull Calls For New IPCC Leadership

    • Date: 16/09/10

    Lord Turnbull, the former head of the UK civil service, says the government must push for new leadership of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He says new leaders are needed to re-build trust in climate science following the “Climategate” e-mails affair and the IPCC’s glacier mistake. Lord Turnbull made his comments in a […]

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  • IPCC In For Change Of Climate

    • Date: 15/09/10

    Big changes are expected as the global body acts on review committee’s advice at plenary meet in Busan, South Korea IN ALL probability, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 32nd plenary between October 11 and 14 in Busan, South Korea, will be overshadowed by a 100-page report on its workings. The InterAcademy Council (IAC), […]

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  • Richard Tol Challenges IPCC Co-Chair Ottmar Edenhofer

    • Date: 11/09/10

    Ottmar Edenhofer claimed in „ZDF umwelt“ on September 5, 2010 “Die Aussage, der IPCC hätte bewusst Dinge herausgehalten, die ihm unbequem waren, die nicht gewissermassen in eine Gesamtstory gepasst hätten, kann ich beim besten Willen nicht sehen”. (I cannot understand, even if I try hard, the assertion that the IPCC would deliberately have omitted things, which […]

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  • Hope Of Deal Fades As West Backtracks On Climate Funding

    • Date: 07/09/10

    Hope of progress on a global climate deal at the year-end Cancun summit is rapidly dimming with rich countries backtracking on their commitment to provide climate funds. Finance is a key issue for rebuilding trust among developing and developed countries. The two-day informal Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance held late last week focused on sources […]

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  • 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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