A photo essay. What follows are a series of photos and comments that catalog my impressions of today.
As you may know, I’m attending the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting. After some hassle a couple of months ago, I was able to finally get a press pass:
It took me three weeks, but I persevered.
First, my video gear case and tripod:
During registration while waiting in line, some people recognized “WUWT” and I got a couple of dirty looks.
On my way to my first exhibit hall, I encountered this fellow:
I suppose his method works just as well as some of the geoengineering ideas to stop climate change being floated here.
This was the first sign I saw walking into Moscone West:
Sometimes climate scientist Richard Alley and an Open Mic at a Bar? I’d call that an Alley Ooops.
Signs are big at this show, so is blogging apparently, though I’ve never heard of any of these.
Apparently they need sign ups.
My first session was the Ethics Workshop.
WUWT regular John Whitman was there and reports:
I was at this ethics session. The audience was divided into 4 groups. Each group was given Mickey Mouse (in my view) ethicaly hypothetical scenarios to evaluate and present to the other groups. My group had a plagiarism case.
Overall, it did give me the opportunity to see that the audience was not generally subjective in ethics.
If there is another ethics workshop like this one, I would decline attending on the basis that it did not deal with actual critique of ethic controversies in climate science.
Right after the ethics session, I ran into Kevin Trenberth in the hall, but he was too busy to talk, he ran off to the authors prep room to prep for his presentation. No chance for an interview.
Both Hansen and Trenberth are big this year:
Trenberth gets an award for climate communications? Nobody can explain this and it is a travesty that we can’t.
I hear plain English works best for communicating science.
This looks like a billboard that you’d see for ambulance chasing attorneys along the highway:
Some people protest against fossil fuels with their electric fossil fuel powered laptops. Irony impaired I suppose.
The thing that struck me most was the sheer size of this convention and the number of people attending…and almost everyone of them is doing it on the taxpayer’s dime.
Up next, the descent into poster normal science.