• Another IPCC Train Wreck: Species Extinction

    • Date: 07/10/10

    Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), rarely misses an opportunity to spread alarm. In September 2007, during a presentation at United Nations headquarters in New York, he declared that “20-30% of plant and animal species [are] at risk of extinction” due to global warming. In December of that year, when the […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: The UN Carbon Fiasco

    • Date: 05/10/10

    The slow death rattle of the United Nation’s climate-change apparatus grew a little louder yesterday as thousands of delegates descended on Tianjin, China, for a five-day negotiating session. It’s the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s last chance to reach a global carbon-emission agreement before a final meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in December. The hopelessness […]

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  • The ‘Anomalies’ Of Dr Rajendra Pachauri’s Charity Accounts

    • Date: 03/10/10

    Next weekend, as delegates from 194 countries gather in South Korea for a crucial meeting of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, their big talking point will be whether the IPCC’s chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri should resign – as a recent report from the world’s leading scientific academies seemed strongly to hint he should. […]

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  • Royal Society Bows To Climate Change Sceptics

    • Date: 29/09/10

    Britain’s leading scientific institution has been forced to rewrite its guide to climate change and admit that there is greater uncertainty about future temperature increases than it had previously suggested. The Royal Society is publishing a new document today after a rebellion by more than 40 of its fellows who questioned mankind’s contribution to rising […]

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  • Judith Curry: No Consensus On IPCC Consensus

    • Date: 28/09/10

    Towards providing a robust scientific basis for climate policy, the United Nations initiated a scientific consensus building process under the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), which consisted of an intergovernmental multidisciplinary panel of experts.  Over the past two decades, the IPCC has earned substantial respect and shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for informing […]

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  • Pressure Mounting For Pachauri To Resign

    • Date: 23/09/10

    Several environmentalists, UK MPs and scientists have called for the resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN’s climate science body. Dr Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has in the past been criticised by climate “sceptics”. They have claimed that some of his comments had become politicised. Pressure increased recently […]

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  • 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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