Nicholas Stern, who authored a landmark report seven years ago for the British government on climate and the economy, now says he was too conservative on estimating the risks posed by a warming planet.
Toronto Star columnist Linda McQuaig compares today’s oil companies to the Luddites of the Industrial Revolution for blocking progress in the battle against global warming. She highlighted some interesting numbers from a July 19 Bill McKibben article for Rolling Stone on climate change:
This catch-up tweet is ironic, coming on a morning when there is a skiff of snow on the ground, but planet Earth appears to be on track for one of its warmest years ever. But Britain’s the Met Office has been wrong in its predictions before.
The U.S.-based Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for Nov. 8-12 found global warming to be a top-five topic among U.S. bloggers. This is the 10th time that has happened since the index began in January 2009, but the twist this time is that it is global warming believers baying the loudest:
A small sample of the front page of this morning’s Globe and Mail: Here’s the Newseum’s capture of the front page on a .pdf. Compare to how the same story plays on the web: http://twitpic.com/29ped1 Not the same, eh?
Back in early March, the UK’s Met Office released a review of climate science conducted since the last IPCC report. The conclusion? “(It) confirms our planet is changing rapidly and man-made greenhouse gas emissions are very likely to be the cause,” said a news release.
Andrew Weaver, holder of the Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis, has filed a libel lawsuit against the National Post and three of its writers who have pounded him in their columns. Weaver wants the paper to not only remove what he sees as false allegations from its website(s; the paper is part [...]
Another review of the work of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Great Britain has found no misconduct or malpractice, but did have suggestions for how its work could be improved, post-Climategate.
A British parliamentary panel has found no evidence that scientists at University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) had misrepresented global warming-related data. However, it did have some constructive criticism for them — and admitted their inquiry wasn’t the final word.
From the BBC: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the world’s science academies to review work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Work will be co-ordinated by the Inter-Academy Council, which brings together bodies such as the UK’s Royal Society. The IPCC has been under pressure over errors in its last major assessment [...]