These videos of a conference run by the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences popped up on one of my Google alerts. The conference was at the end of last year, so I'm not quite sure why it's only appearing now.
First up is a presentation by Tim Palmer, an Oxford climate modeller, who is particularly interesting on the large biases in climate models and the "misleading" way these are dealt with in "some reports".
After that there is a panel discussion featuring Palmer, Alan Thorpe the head of NERC (his name may be familiar to some readers because of his early involvement in the Climategate inquiries), Vicky Pope the head of climate at the Met Office, and a UEA guy called Tim Lenton. The scientists were all quite well behaved, I thought.
The tone changes with the second panel discussion, which is veritable video nasty featuring a group of technocrats. The panel features Ralph Cicerone, the head of the US National Academy of Sciences, who is best known for his role in rewriting the job specification for the inquiry into the Hockey Stick, Sir John Beddington (no introduction required), Adair Turner, the chairman of the UK's Climate Change Committee, and a banker who was largely forgettable.
You will love the moment where Turner, a former partner at McKinsey, peer of the realm, chairman of this that and the other, with a home in the poshest part of London, says that there are some aspects of our current lifestyles that he would like to do something about (or words to that effect). Lots of discussion of "changing behaviour" ensues.
The whole thing has something of the otherwordly air of the Chinese National People's Congress, with economics to match. These are seriously scary people.