The Institute of Physics are holding a meeting on Climate change prediction:a robust or flawed process? Why IOP? Who knows, probably a hotbed of skeptics. Though the RMS is advertising it too. That page doesn’t list the speakeres; this does: Lindzen and Thorpe. Oh dear, the traditional adversarial stuff. Rumour (thanks N) says that Piers Corbyn is also appearing on Lindzen’s side, which if true indicates the entire thing is misorganised.
The blurb starts well enough with
One of the biggest concerns in contemporary society is the rise in global temperatures brought about by the release of greenhouse gases, as a result of human activity. The challenge of implementing policies and strategies in time to mitigate the consequences of global warming, such as rising sea-levels and adverse weather conditions, is one which occupies an increasing amount of the political agenda.
Notice how there is no doubt here: the rise in T *is* brought about by GHG. So, an interesting discussion of the possibilities of predection as opposed to projection? Sadly I doubt it, because it degenerates into
Increasingly, however, many scientists are becoming sceptical of the reliability of these models to accurately predict our future climate and are not convinced that global warming is a direct consequence of human activity.
So it looks like turning into another tedious re-run of the attribution debate. If anyone goes along, please let me know how it turns out.
[Small update: to fix obscurity problems so often complained of, the only other place i know Lindzen and Corbyn combining is TGGWS -W]
[Update: they have updated the lists: now our own Chris Rapley is the missing panellist -W]