Thoughts on the IPCC summary for policy makers

The IPCC report has been out for a while now, though still only in “final draft” form and I’ve just finished reading the summary for policy makers (WGIAR5-SPM_Approved27Sep2013.pdf (MD5sum: 5177839cc4f679dff4e035ebae96503b)). That this isn’t the final version is quite apparent from the number of diagrams labelled “Subject to final copy edit”, however it’s the version we’ve got and it’s what everyone’s been working with so may as well go with it. I’ve not read the full report and at 2,216 pages I suspect neither have many people. I’m not a scientist, and other people are doing much better jobs of analyzing … Continue reading

High priests of the endarkenment

The barbarians are it seems at the very gates of the ivory towers, and I apologise for such an over used metaphor. The popular on line science magazine “Popular Science” is drawing up the door bridge and closing down comments. Now their gaff their rules, they can do whatever they like, they could have moderated comments, rated them all sorts of things, but they chose to turn off comments and let people discuss things on their forums which does serve the purpose of restricting those that comment to only the genuinely interested so fair enough. Their reasoning is that: “Comments … Continue reading

Preliminary response to forthcoming IPCC update

Due to the forthcoming update to the IPCC report and the new details emerging about the validity of the models used we feel compelled to release the latest data from our research into PGCC (Phantasmagorical global climate change). Over the last few minutes a team of experts* have been working tirelessly to address a much neglected but we feel significant factor missed from most “standard” models of climate change. The factor is of course the impact of phantasmagorical effects on global climate change. Diligent review of existent papers shows these factors to have been entirely neglected despite the considerable impact … Continue reading