Tagged: IPCC

Sceptics face yawning credibility gap - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 23, 2010

We know that the vast majority of climate scientists support the explanation of anthropogenic climate change set out by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change. That majority is now quantified in the first study of its kind published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Expert credibility in climate change. “Here, we [...] … Read More

Taking the Hot Air out of the Climate Change Debate - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 22, 2010

By Dr Michael Edmonds Climate change is an issue which needs to be debated scientifically, through careful and rational analysis of the facts. However, as the climate change debate intensifies a disturbing trend is emerging — more and more of the debate involves arguments reminiscent of a ’down and dirty’ political debate. Personal attacks, misrepresentation or … Read More

Sunday Times apologises for ’Amazongate’ misinformation - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 21, 2010

Three months after Simon Lewis laid a complaint with the UK’s Press Complaints Commission, which I reported here, the Sunday Times has retracted Jonathan Leake’s disgraceful Amazongate article and apologised to Dr Lewis. The article has been removed from their website. Here’s the apology: The article “UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim” (News, [...] … 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

The dangerous sea - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 18, 2010

This column was published in the Waikato Times on March 16. The media has paid disproportionate attention to an error in the monumental 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  In a chapter surveying the possible future impacts of climate change on the Asian region the report included a prediction that the Himalayan glaciers [...] … Read More

Sunday Times opens another gate - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 09, 2010

Jonathan Leake at the UK Sunday Times has been swift to hail another supposedly damaging inaccuracy in the IPCC report.  Africagate, the headline calls it.  It occurs in the Working Group II report, which deals with the question of impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. I’ve looked up the section, which is in chapter 9 of the [...] … Read More