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Jetset Geneva Climate Meeting Fails to Save the World

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists met last week in Geneva, to try to work out how to save the world – but likely more meetings at exotic locations will be required. OSLO (Reuters) – Scientists on Thursday set the outlines of a report on how to restrict global warming to a limit agreed last…

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IPCC Sexual Harassment Case: Two More Women Come Forward

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Two more women have stepped forward, accusing ex UN IPCC Climate Chief Rajendra Pachauri of workplace sexual harassment. Former UN climate change chief to face trial for sexual harassment of employees Two more women file claims against Rajendra Pachauri after 29-year-old colleague from Energy and Resources Institute speaks out. A…

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RCP 8.5: The “Mother of all” Junk Climate Science

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. Nearly every catastrophic global warming doomsday scenario, particularity those involving icecap failures and Noah-size sea level rises are based on the “RCP 8.5” scenario.   Representative Concentration (or Carbon)Pathway 8.5 assumes a “rising radiative forcing pathway leading to 8.5 W/m² in 2100.”  It is generally…

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Initialization practices disqualify UN IPCC global circulation models from use for most climate change forecast purposes

Guest essay by Michael G. Wallace Hydroclimatologist, Albuquerque, NM The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change UN IPCC features and endorses decadal global climate forecasting products. Those in turn feed into numerous downscaled regional climate forecasts. In published representations of forecast skills to date, all within this collective appear to include the poorly disclosed…