Saturday, January 30, 2010

Revealed: the racy novel written by the world's most powerful climate [fraud] scientist - Telegraph
The novel was launched amid much fanfare with Bollywood stars and wealthy industrialists in attendance, a reflection of Dr Pachauri’s esteemed status in the country.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

In the acknowledgement of his novel, Dr Pachauri admits to writing the book while flying around the world between meetings as IPCC chairman or else in his capacity as head of a research institute in Delhi.

But with calls for him to resign over academic blunders in the reports he presides over, some critics will question whether he should have devoted more time to scrutinising the science behind the reports.
Book Launch: 'Return to Almora' Photos - Mumbai - Events - The Times of India Photogallery
Pachauri at his book 'Return to Almora' launch at Taj, Mumbai. (Pic: Viral Bhayani)
9 Jan, 2010
Global warming: Fighting on too many fronts
Although the IPCC and its defenders seem beleaguered and beset right about now, it's good to remember the saying about God fighting on the side of the biggest battalions. After all, we call their position the 'consensus' because they [allegedly] have more people on their side.

The skeptics are fewer in number and have fewer resources to commit to the fray. This is why the skeptic argument seems to proceed in jerky stops and starts--there's not only no central direction, individual initiatives are often part of a single scientist's (or blogger's) program--but not the only part.
[Actually, if we're talking about American voters, the skeptics *far* outnumber the alarmists]
Only 5% of Americans now agree with Al Gore that the issue is "extremely important"

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