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Hi Bish
Is it possible for the list of science blogs to be in alphabetic order, that would be very useful when trying to find a specific one.

Oct 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterEddy

Julian Flood

I wondered what had inspired the story on CH4 news, last night with Fred Pearce, author of Peoplequake,and Erik Assadourian from the Worldwatch Institute.

http://www.channel4.com/news/world-population-to-reach-7-billion

Oct 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

Robin, anytime!

Oct 25, 2011 at 8:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

The missing reviews of Donna's book have reappeared at Amazon.co.uk.

Oct 25, 2011 at 7:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobin Guenier

Prof. Bob Watson and a new UN organisation: BBC R4 has a podcast with Prof Watson on biodiversity and an Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES?). No wonder there's been a little flurry of biodivesity, end of the world, it's worse than we thought stories. (waves to the delectable Solitaire [sigh]).

Here's where the damage that poor IPCC science has done comes home to roost. I am second to none in my respect for the natural world and my desire to see conservation at the heart of our civilisation. However, seeing Good Ol' Bob in there after cutting his teeth on the IPCC and seeing what a mess he and others made of that, I can't help feeling that this is another disaster in the making. One day there really was a wolf, but no-one believed it because of all the previous lies. That's the place we are now in.

Ms Townsend, before embarking on this (a much more important task than worrying about whether the Earth will warm another .6 deg C this century) you will have to cut your losses: ditch the IPCC, ditch Gore and Mann and the rest. Let high-level spokesmen admit errors and loudly proclam that this time things are different. Only then will you get traction. This is too important to let pride get in the way -- even the best PR persons get it wrong sometimes. For the sake of the future of terra, own up, publish a mea culpa and then do better.

See BBC IPlayer, Material World, Ehsan Masood on biodiversity etc.

JF
Incidentally Prof. Watson describes ClimateGate as ' a leak'. With his contacts he should know.

Oct 25, 2011 at 7:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterJulian Flood

Thanks, Josh - maybe we'll have an opportunity to discuss it sometime.

Oct 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin Guenier

Robin, thanks for the link to your excellent paper on Y2K. It didn't change my mind tho' and I think Donna's comparison is fair - albeit a very different perspective.

Oct 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Zed:

Nothing sycophantic about my review: essentially noting Ms Raspberry's inaccurate and unnecessary Y2K digression (and attracting a couple of comments). And it did not come from the US site. Nonetheless, it too has disappeared.

So, as I said: what's going on?

Oct 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin Guenier

Scotland's first ever severe weather readiness campaign has been launched by the Scottish government.

The 'Ready for Winter?' campaign ... follows a Scottish government-commissioned survey which suggested more than half of Scots were concerned about coping with extreme weather this winter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15422503

Oct 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM | Unregistered Commentermatthu

DFTT

Oct 24, 2011 at 9:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartin A

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