February 15, 2010

FOREIGN POLICY GOES Inside the IPCC’s Climate Bunker. “Few stars have risen and fallen so quickly as Pachauri’s, who has gone from being an international climate hero to subject of increasing ridicule at home and abroad.”

Plus, The Guardian on reforming the IPCC.

Also, Scientists seek better way to do climate report. “A steady drip of unsettling errors is exposing what scientists are calling ‘the weaker link’ in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning series of international reports on global warming. The flaws — and the erosion they’ve caused in public confidence — have some scientists calling for drastic changes in how future United Nations climate reports are done.”

And, from Dana Milbank, “the greens were hoist by their own petard.” But Milbank seems to be endorsing a shift from talking about climate to talking about pork: ‘If the Washington snows persuade the greens to put away the slides of polar bears and pine beetles and to keep the focus on national security and jobs, it will have been worth the shoveling.”

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