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As readers may have gathered, I have been a bit preoccupied in recent days, mainly with helping GWPF on this that and the other. I think things are now going to ease off a bit, so I can devote a bit more time to blogging.

One project that has been keeping me busy was helping with the report by Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok on climate sensitivity. Marcel tweeted about this earlier today:

Nic Lewis and I will present our GWPF report "A Sensitive Matter: How the IPCC buried evidence showing good news about global warming" on Thursday March 6 in press centre Nieuwspoort (The Hague, The Netherlands). Lewis and I will both give a presentation. There are still tickets available. The meeting starts at 10 am (Dutch time). To register send an email to

Two versions of the report (long and short one) can be downloaded on Thursday from the GWPF website.

The short version one is directed at the layman while the full long one is for more technically minded readers. They should help to provide James Painter with the answers to the questions he posed the other day. There's also a Dutch language version coming.

There are quite a few other things on the go, and which are keeping me very busy. These will appear over the next few days, weeks and months.

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I look forward to being able to present the Layman's version to my readers at Deviantart.

Mar 4, 2014 at 9:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterOtter

"good news about global warming"

I'm not sure the warmists see it that way.. :-(

Mar 4, 2014 at 9:31 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

Well so much for the embargo. If you guys want people like me to hold on the embargo of PR and papers sent out yesterday, don't break it yourselves. I even asked if announcing the announcement was fair game and was told no.

So you can imagine my disdain at this posting from Marcel. Sheesh.

Mar 4, 2014 at 9:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Watts

There's an announcement (in Dutch, but can use google translate or similar) at

Mar 4, 2014 at 10:18 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

Hi Anthony
I don't understand your reaction. We sent an embargoed press release to the media and to several blogs with an embargo. At the same time we have to announce the meeting we organise Thursday in The Hague. To interest people to go there we have to tell them a bit what it is all about, aren't we?

Mar 4, 2014 at 10:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarcel Crok

The warmist's dilemma. What is good news? Interested to see what you guys come up with. It strikes me as odd, that in looking to explain The Pause, few seem to be contemplating they were plain wrong, and are trying to explain why they were wrong using the same non-science that caused the condition in the first place.

Mar 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM | Registered CommenterEuan Mearns

Buried good news? Now why would they do that?

Mar 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

So humanity isn't doomed? We're not all going to burn to death?

Mar 4, 2014 at 11:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterBloke in Central Illinois

Exciting. Keep going Andrew.
Please don't be upset Anthony.
Copies to all MPs, especially those directly involved in energy and environment.

Mar 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterG. Watkins

Yep, never would I like to diss 'the man', we all respect Mr. Anthony Watts - perish the mere thought but I also think Mr. Montford does sterling work - and: are we not all on the same side here lads?

I very much look forwards, to your conference seminar, by the sounds and at the hints of it, it will be well worth the wait.

Mar 5, 2014 at 12:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Break an embargo why perish the thought, WGI, WGII, WGIII. Hmm, pattern developing.

Mar 5, 2014 at 2:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterEli Rabett

Don't look back in anger, Mr. Rabett...

Mar 5, 2014 at 3:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterManniac

Funny Eli. Sure wouldn't want the alarmists splashing this good news report all over their blogs.
Also, I thought the IPCC reports were just aggregates of current knowledge (beyond deadline cutoffs excluded) of climate science. Its the summary for policy makers that interests climate scientists like me so I can see how the WG reports change to match the SRs.

Mar 5, 2014 at 7:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterGary Mount

Nice to see you here Josh.
Any comment on the hallowed IPCC tradition of flexible cut-off dates? (extended for work that fits the narrative, truncated if it doesn't)
Surely more of an issue than a misunderstanding over the publication of a private report.

Mar 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid S

The short version one is directed at the layman while the full long one is for more technically minded readers.

Its good that you have taken the trouble to write a versions, one for the technically minded and one for journalists and politicians. But do you really think Yeo and Davey will be able to understand the layman's version?

Mar 5, 2014 at 9:32 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

"Two versions of the report .. can be downloaded on Thursday"

Doesn't sound like an embargo being broken. I can see Anthony's point about 'announcing the announcement', though.

Always fun to see the warmists wrestling with good news and bad news when a significant number of them want us either to fry or to return to stone age living to prevent it.

Mar 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM | Registered Commenterjamesp

Lapogus: "But do you really think Yeo and Davey will be able to understand the layman's version?"

That's OK, Lapogus, I think the Bish has done a special one in crayon for them.

Mar 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM | Registered CommenterHarry Passfield

Harry Passfield / lapogus
Sir Humphrey didn't call the ministerial summary the "Janet and John bit" for nothing, you know!

Mar 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson


"That's OK, Lapogus, I think the Bish has done a special one in crayon for them."

No, no that's far too complicated.

They need a pop-up version.

Mar 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterRB

Will there be a widely distributed press release? Most of the Main Stream Media "news" is of the rip-and-read variety from press releases having suitably exciting headlines. Pictures and videos of happy polar bears, penguins or skiers will help with TV and online coverage.

Mar 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterSpeed

there will indeed a press release available tomorrow which Andrew can post here as well;
Also, the executive summary of the long version is a good way to start,

Mar 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarcel Crok

Bit of a cock-up on the embargo front.

Mar 5, 2014 at 6:23 PM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

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