Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The IPCC-Pachuri-Carbon merchants

Questions and answers

Rajendra Pachauri is the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. We’re told this United Nations body is a scientific organization that writes scientific reports. Pachauri is also a grownup. He’s in his seventies, for heaven’s sake, and holds a PhD in economics.
 So why is his analysis always article

Pachuri's Squishy Timeline

Back in January 2005, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told us there wasn’t a moment to lose in the fight against climate change.
  By November 2007 he was ominously declaring that the next two to three years would determine our future. That was the defining moment. It would be too late, he said, if a new emissions treaty wasn’t in place by 2012.
 Needless to article

The Journal of Climate and the IPCC

We’re supposed to trust the conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because much of the research on which it relies was published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
 But what happens when the people who are in charge of these journals are the same ones who write IPCC reports?
 Today’s exhibit is the Journal of Climate. It’s published article 

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