• New Study Challenges IPCC’s Doomsday Forecast For Bangladesh

    • Date: 22/04/10

    Scientists in Bangladesh posed a fresh challenge to the UN’s top climate change panel Thursday, saying its doomsday forecasts for the country in the body’s landmark 2007 report were overblown. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already under fire for errors in the 2007 report, had said a one-metre (three-foot) rise in sea levels […]

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  • Richard Tol: IPCC Was ‘Captured’

    • Date: 22/04/10

    Examiner Exclusive Interview with Professor Richard Tol Examiner. Something appears to be broken in the mechanisms we as a society use for determining the right thing to do as far as climate change. But not everybody agrees on what is not working. Is it the science? The media? The politicians? The policy assessment? The implementation? […]

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  • Pachauri Defends IPCC Against New Research

    • Date: 22/04/10

    The head of the UN’s climate change panel defended his organisation Thursday against a new claim that its landmark 2007 report on global warming might have overblown the danger posed to Bangladesh. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already under fire for errors in its key 2007 report, said a one-metre (three-foot) rise in […]

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  • Climate Sceptics Smell Victory In Dutch Parliament

    • Date: 20/04/10

    The parliamentary committee meeting called to discuss errors in the UN climate report has left climate change sceptics feeling vindicated, writes the Financieele Dagblad on Tuesday. ‘The panel on climate change is irrelevant’. ‘This organisation has put us on the wrong track.’ Scientists Arthur Rörsch (formerly at TNO) and Bas van Geel (University of Amsterdam) […]

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  • IPCC Review: Another Whitewash?

    • Date: 20/04/10

    Following the mistakes found in one of the IPCC’s reports, Dutch scientist Robbert Dijkgraaf, the president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, is investigating the UN climate panel’s procedures. Robbert Dijkgraaf knew his every word would be put under the microscope from the moment he accepted the assignment to review the Intergovernmental Panel […]

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  • Richard Tol: A Seasoned Veteran’s View Of The IPCC

    • Date: 20/04/10

    Economist Richard Tol has prepared a statement for a committee of the Dutch parliament examining climate-related controversies this week. I discovered it on the Dutch website Climategate.nl and Tol has kindly provided an English translation. Having participated in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since the early 1990s, Tol is more […]

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  • UN’s Climate Bible Gets 21 ‘F’s On Report Card

    • Date: 14/04/10

    TORONTO — 21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations’ Nobel-winning climate bible earned an F on a report card released today. Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,500 sources cited in the report – finding 5,600 to be not peer-reviewed. Contrary to statements by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

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  • Pachauri Rules Out Stepping Down Even If UN Panel Finds Faults

    • Date: 11/04/10

    Stating that the IPCC will make efforts to ensure that its fifth assessment report carries no errors, its chairman R K Pachauri has ruled out stepping down even if the UN-constituted review committee finds faults in the procedures followed by the climate panel. “Certainly not. But we will certainly implement any constructive recommendations that we […]

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