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The End of the IPCC?

Judy Curry has an interesting post on a a proposed bill to kill US funding for the IPCC, which amounts to $12.5 million a year. Curry’s analysis is interesting, and she suggests that if the US bail, then other countries may follow suit and the IPCC may lose its status on the world climate change […]

Climate Change misrepresentation

Roger Pielke Jr. has 2 very good posts on recent mis-attributions of weather phenomena to climate change. The first one questions John Holdren’s, Obama’s science advisor, attribution of climate change to increase in floods and powerful storms. Roger’s answer: No way. Read it here. The other is a piece on 2 articles published in Nature, […]

Cancun conclusions

Here is a link to an article by Roger Pielke Jr. on the Cancun climate conference. For him its the same old, same old… and I think he’s right on this one. While I agree in the diagnosis of the situation I would differ slightly on the proposed solutions. Certainly technology has a role to […]

What happened in Cancun?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtmydiQTHpc] This is video shows the key moment in Cancun where a climate ‘agreement’ was reached. Many news outlets hailed the meeting as a big success, and indeed there was an agreement, but how significant is it? Not so much. John Broder has a good piece in the NYT that summarizes what actually went on, […]

Neo-paganism, Modern Polytheism and the Environment

Vatican insider Sandro Magister has an excellent summary and commentary of the latest comments of Pope Benedict XVI with regards to modern tendencies towards religious polytheism and neo-paganism. We must remember that Benedict XVI closely tied modern environmental ideas with neo-pagan and pseudo religious tendencies of our age in his historic speech on the environment […]

Cancun not so fun…

The Cancun world climate summit happening right now seems to be falling apart in many ways. Grist magazine comes out saying that “Cancun climate talks hit bump thanks to Japan and Brazil” and the quotes Lula (yes, in Brazil even president’s are called by their nicknames) “No big leader is going, only environment ministers at […]

Climate Change and Ideology

Here is another example of how climate change becomes the narrative for other debates of our times. Roger Pielke Jr. recounts how his proposal for government action in energy issues ends up in a head on collision with a libertarian view of government and economics. Climate change doesn’t even seem like the issue at stake, […]

The Heat from ‘Cool It’

There is a new documentary out that is causing quite a bit of controversy, on the mistakes and exaggerations of global warming. For some, it is the response to Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”. It is called “Cool It” and despite its potential for generating controversy, has been surprisingly well accepted. One good way to learn […]

Climate Change and Religion

Last week in Boulder, Mike Hulme gave an impressive presentation of his book and his intellectual contribution to the subject of climate change. The title of the book is explains a lot of the project: “Why we disagree about climate change”. Mike explains climate change as an idea more than a physical event, it is […]

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