Tagged: Guardian

IPCC report: done well, could do better - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 31, 2010

The InterAcademy Council report on the IPCC — Climate Change Assessments: Review of the Processes and Procedures of the IPCC — released yesterday, calls for “fundamental reforms” to the IPCC’s management structure and review processes. Climate Central provides a useful summary of the key findings: The IPCC should create an Executive Committee to run the [...] … Read More

A new journalistic fiction - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 09, 2010

Of all the comments on Muir Russell’s climategate report the one that resonated most with me was that of Oxford physicist Myles Allen (pictured). “What everyone has lost sight of is the spectacular failure of mainstream journalism to keep the whole affair in perspective.” When the Guardian is part of that failure the word ‘spectacular’ [...] … Read More

Klein in Bolivia: global democracy is the way forward - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 23, 2010

Naomi Klein has been to Bolivia. She reports in the Guardian on the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth held this week. The Copenhagen Accord speaks of keeping global warming to two degrees. In fact to date the emissions reductions pledged under the Accord put the world on the path [...] … Read More

Dogged Pearce still hounding Jones - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 01, 2010

Fred Pearce is a fine one to speak of a rush to judgment. Many of his Guardian articles on the UEA emails did just that. (See Pearced to the Heart and Defending the Indefensible on Hot Topic) Yet that is the accusation he levels at yesterday’s report of the parliamentary committee’s investigation into the [...] … Read More

IPCC’s Pachauri fights back - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 28, 2010

“We have a very apt saying in Hindi, which essentially translates as: ‘When a jackal is threatened, he starts moving toward the city.’ In other words, he becomes more visible. I think some of these guys are speaking out volubly because they read the writing on the wall.” That was IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri in [...] … Read More

Defending the indefensible: Guardian responds to RC critics - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 27, 2010

RealClimate has given James Randerson, editor of the Guardian’s environmental website, the opportunity to respond to two RealClimate posts on the Guardian’s “investigation” into the hacked CRU emails.  I found his response disappointing. He points to the Guardian’s climate change credentials. They are certainly for the most part good, though in view of the overwhelming [...] … Read More

CRU’s Jones on the stand: Pearce offers opinion as news - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 02, 2010

Fred Pearce is obviously unrepentant over the unjust treatment he meted out to Phil Jones in his unfortunate series of artices on the UEA emails, one of which I commented on here. He has just produced an extraordinarily slanted account of Jones’ questioning from the Parliamentary committee set up to look into the affair. How’s this [...] … Read More

Pearced to the heart: Fred gets it wrong - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 18, 2010

I have been a reader of the Guardian newspaper for 55 years and was more than a little astonished when they ran a series of articles by prominent environmental journalist Fred Pearce on the stolen University of East Anglia emails. For that matter I was surprised that Fred Pearce wrote them. He is no climate change [...] … Read More

After Copenhagen: new world disorder - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 23, 2009

It’s a bit like reading the runes — trawling through reactions to the events of the last couple of weeks, trying to work out what the Copenhagen Accord means. I don’t mean a parsing of the words, though translating the language of diplomacy is never trivial, but what the various parties to the Accord, and [...] … Read More

Fourteen days to seal history’s judgment on this generation - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 09, 2009

This editorial was published yesterday by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages including Chinese, Arabic and Russian. No newspapers in New Zealand or Australia carried the message. As a call to action, I believe it’s worth featuring here in full, and I am happy to endorse both the content and the sentiment expressed. [...] … Read More