UN panel opens Stockholm meet on global warming
“I’m looking forward to working with you in the next four days to deliberate and approve (this report) line by line,” [Pachauri] said.
More at GlobalPost
From the IPCC press release:
“Our assessment draws on millions of measurements which permit an unprecedented and unbiased view of the state of the Earth System . Millions of billions of bytes of numerical data form the foundation for estimates of possible futures of our climate. We have produced a Summary for Policymakers that presents the findings in the clearest possible manner, a document with no comp romises to scientific accuracy. ” said Thomas Stocker, the other Co-Chair of Working Group I.”
(FYI In the interest of public discourse and scrutiny, I will be posting the full widely “leaked” draft SPM later today, so that there can be comparisons worldwide of what the politicians have morphed it to – Anthony)
The great dilemma for climate science
Andrew Montford writes at Bishop Hill:
I have an article up at the Spectator’s Coffee House blog on that awful dilemma for the IPCC:
It will not be an easy task. However the IPCC chooses to deal with the problem the repercussions are unpleasant. They might try to explain away the warming hiatus in some way: the in-vogue explanation is that the heat that should have been in the atmosphere has escaped, undetected, to the deep oceans.
Evidence to support this idea is, however, scant at best, and going down this route is going to involve the IPCC admitting that there is much about the climate system that is not yet understood. This will be a hard act to carry off while simultaneously claiming that they are certain that mankind caused most of the recent warming.
Delusions of ….something?
Dr. Kerry Emanuel seems to think his job is super important
You could, however, sum its findings up in just four words: “the world is defrosting”. This is how Prof Neville Nicholls of Monash University, Australia, put it. Human impacts, according to a leaked draft of the report, are changing the planet in ways “unprecedented in hundreds of thousands of years”.
…“The decisions we make in the next decade or so are decisions that will determine the fate of the planet for thousands of years,” says Prof Kerry Emanuel of MIT in Boston.
…The scenario of acidified, oxygen-starved oceans teeming with jellyfish and almost nothing else is edging from science fiction to climate science fact.
I wonder what the Germans will say about the IPCC report?
With climate change losing importance in Germany as an issue and the Energiewende (transition to renewable energy) turning into a chaos that threatens the country’s economic stability, the Greens, who were polling near 16% earlier in the year, have since lost almost half of their voter base.
Mike Mann’s “Curry derangement syndrome” Tweet
Well, at least he didn’t throw in “#Kochtopus
This is what Dr. Mann is ranting about:
Dr. Curry says pretty much what we all think of Dr. Mann:
We’ll check back on the credibility issue after IPCC AR5 SPM has been released, in the meantime, I’m sure Mike will keep us entertained.
Pure BS from Oxford Professor Myles Allen:
…This point was backed by Professor Myles Allen at Oxford University. “We have examined the forecasts made by climate scientists over the past three decades and they have been absolutely spot on in terms of predicting subsequent levels of global warming,” he said. “Our climate models are robust and working well.”
[Professor Jonathan Bamber of Bristol University] “One recent study found a way to assess sea ice cover in the Arctic over the past 1,600 years. At no point in that time were levels found to be as low as they are today. The current drop is probably the handiwork of human beings.”
h/t to Tom Nelson
Maslowski “ice free Arctic in 2013″, falsified: