• Climate Treaty Hopes Quashed

    • Date: 09/03/10

    The world will almost certainly fail to draw up a new treaty on climate change this year, the minister in charge of last year’s Copenhagen summit has admitted, delivering a heavy blow to the barely flickering hopes for a swift global -settlement. Connie Hedegaard, the Danish minister who masterminded the summit of world leaders on […]

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  • The Great Peer-Review Fairy Tale

    • Date: 07/03/10

    In June 2007 Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), gave an interview to an Indian publication that appeared in five parts. In the section titled “The science is absolutely first rate,” Pachauri declared: “The IPCC doesn’t do any research itself. We only develop our assessments on the basis of […]

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  • Richard Tol: A Look at IPCC AR4 WGIII

    • Date: 04/03/10

    Roger Pielke Jr writes: Richard Tol is a research professor at ESRI in Ireland, one of the top 175 economists in the world and a contributor to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where his work is widely cited. In this guest post, the first of a series, Richard takes a […]

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  • V K Raina: The Man Who Came In From The Cold

    • Date: 03/03/10

    Vijay Kumar Raina is amused. The 76-year old retired geologist who lives in Sector 17, Panchkula in Haryana has been blitzkrieged by the media, government, world scientist community and the average citizen since December 2009. Why? Because he blew the lid off the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC), headed by the charismatic R.K. Pachauri, […]

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  • A Climate Of Inquiry

    • Date: 02/03/10

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s weekend announcement that it would establish “an independent committee of distinguished experts” to evaluate its own procedures was intended to stem the tide of criticism washing over the U.N.’s arbiter of global-warming science. In practice, what this means is that another U.N.-appointed panel of “experts” will convene to review […]

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  • Richard Tol On Working Group 3 Of IPCC

    • Date: 01/03/10

    The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of Working Group II (WG2) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been discussed extensively in recent months. A number of errors were discovered. Few documents are without fault. What is surprising, however, is that the IPCC has denied obvious mistakes; and that the errors all point towards […]

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  • IPCC Chief Rajendra Pachauri To Face Independent Inquiry

    • Date: 26/02/10

    Rajendra Pachauri, the controversial Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to face an international inquiry into the performance of his organisation. Environment and Climate ministers meeting in closed session in Bali last night insisted that an independent review should be carried out following the publicising of mistakes in its last report, […]

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  • Update On Global Drought Patterns (IPCC Take Note)

    • Date: 25/02/10

    We are sure you have heard that global warming is causing more frequent and intense droughts throughout the world. Right? The claim is easy to make – higher temperatures increase evaporation rates, soil moisture is depleted, and drought conditions result. Indeed the Technical Summary of the most recent IPCC assessment includes “More intense and longer […]

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