• The IAC Report And IPCC ‘Expert Judgement’ Of Confidence

    • Date: 23/09/10

    Back in March, I put up a post, Phil Jones and the ‘expert judgement’ of the IPCC. This raised questions about one of the most important tables in the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of Working Group I (WGI) in the  IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). This table assigns levels of ‘likelihood’ to evidence of observed trends in extreme weather […]

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  • Veil Lifted on French Academy Debate On Climate

    • Date: 21/09/10

    PARIS—The French Academy of Sciences finally produced a statement after a full day of debate on climate change Monday that had been shrouded in secrecy. The debate followed a rumpus triggered by former research minister Claude Allègre and a handful of other scientists, who have contested the causes of climate change. The debate was ordered […]

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  • Stormy Weather For IPCC

    • Date: 20/09/10

    ‘Disgraced’ boss of climate change panel faces heat over ‘shoddy’ work Britain’s foremost magazine of weekly political and social commentary, The Spectator, wonders editorially how Rajendra Pachauri keeps his job. Who, you might ask, is Rajendra Pachauri? Well, he’s chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose reports on global warming influence […]

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  • U.N. Takes Stock Of Its Diminished Green Influence

    • Date: 17/09/10

    The United States and other industrial powers have excluded the United Nations from the most critical international discussions on the response to the global financial crisis, hindering the U.N.’s ability to promote the cause of smaller countries and the poor, according to a confidential set of U.N. briefing papers presented to a U.N. retreat at […]

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  • 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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