• IPCC Fails To Restore Credibility As Its Divisive Chairman Stumbles On

    • Date: 14/10/10

    The U.N. panel of climate scientists agreed on Thursday to push ahead with reforms after errors in a 2007 report and chairman Rajendra Pachauri rejected suggestions he should step down. The panel said after an Oct. 11-14 meeting in Busan, South Korea, that it would tighten checks for errors and set up a “task force” […]

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  • Pachauri’s Mission Impossible: ‘Credible’ IPCC Report Needed

    • Date: 12/10/10

    BUSAN, South Korea, Oct. 12 (UPI) — A U.N. climate panel needs a “credible and convincing” report to highlight the risks of global climate change, a U.N. environmental director said. An independent investigation of a 2007 report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change called for reforms at the panel. The report, written […]

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  • IPCC To Decide Pachauri’s Fate – And Its Own

    • Date: 11/10/10

    India will push for R K Pachauri to continue as the chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) while it debates the fifth assessment report at the IPCC meeting in Busan, South Korea thatstarted on Monday. New Delhi will also press for the immediate implementation of all the other reforms that the […]

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  • Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society

    • Date: 08/10/10

    From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society 6 October 2010 Dear Curt: When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which […]

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  • University Investigating Prominent Climate Science Critic

    • Date: 08/10/10

    Officials at George Mason University confirmed Thursday that they are investigating plagiarism and misconduct charges made against a noted climate science critic. In 2006, GMU statistics professor, Edward Wegman, spearheaded a Congressional committee report critical of scientists’ reconstructions of past climate conditions — notably the 1999 “hockey stick” paper in Nature, which concluded that the […]

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  • 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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