Will we see shorter, more focused IPCC reports from now on? The short answer is no

...says carbonbrief. In turn, I think that's based on IPCC PRESS RELEASE / 27 February 2015 / IPCC takes decisions on future work. The very second bullet point of that is:

Request the Secretariat and Technical Support Units to command a respectful workplace, emphasizing policies and practices that promote diversity, fairness, collaboration and inclusiveness.

Mmmm... I wonder where that has come from? Most of the rest is meh. The encouraging the Third World stuff is dodgy; that's what got us the Himalayan stuff in the first place. The two bits that matter are Continue to produce assessment reports every 5 to 7 years (no change: bad) and Parts of an assessment report to be issued within about a year and at most 18 months of each other (stagger WG II and III, good, but probably doesn't go far enough). In summary, there's clearly no appetite for any real thinking about the process just minor tinkering, so bad. If you'd rather read a more positive spin, try Sou.

Image courtesy JA via Twitter, I think. Meanwhile, here's a Ceres Ice Weasel with a woodpecker-shaped fighter craft with lasers and VTOL capability. Dangerous...


*Nominate Judith Curry as the next Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change.
* Nominate Willard Anthony Watts as the next Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change.
* Judith Curry: What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

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Emily Lakdawalla (@elakdawalla on Twitter) deserves credit for the Ceres Ice Weasel drawing. Shame for not just lifting the cartoon, but her entire tweet along with it, without credit.

[Yes, good point, I've added a link to her tweet -W]

Thanks... appreciate it, and I'm sure she does too.

Tom Fuller has nominated Judy as Patchauri's successor.

Where does she stand on weasel harassment on Ceres?

Well, it's about time for the dinosaurs and small (dinosaur like) mammals to retake Earth from the Planet of the Apes!

By Everett F Sargent (not verified) on 04 Mar 2015 #permalink

Just providing a link is really not sufficient. "copyright Emily Lakdawalla" would be the polite (and, in the US, legally proper) way to do it.

Unless she has expressly put the image in the public domain.

Small point. Some small points matter.

We The People Petition Titled:

Nominate Willard Anthony Watts as the next Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change.

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization created by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environmental Programme, will elect a new chair this year. The post is currently being filled by an interim chair following the resignation of Rajendra Pachauri.

The United States has currently nominated Dr. Christopher Field. We petition the current administration to withdraw his nomination and instead nominate Willard Anthony Watts.

Willard Anthony Watts is an American TV meteorologist who runs the blog Watts Up With That? which is billed as "The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change". His understanding of the science and related policy issues make him a better choice for American Fossil Fuel interests."


Shorter URL:


Don't expect too many votes, but 150 votes would at least make it visible in the current list of petitions.

[Kewl. Only one vote so far, you may need to advertise more widely :-) -W]

By Everett F Sargent (not verified) on 05 Mar 2015 #permalink

"WatWatts Up With That? ...billed as “The world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change”. billed as “The world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change”.

On the web, no one can tell you have compound eyes