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Jan 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

Hector, yes, Barry and Richard Betts and our host himself all get a mention.

Jan 14, 2013 at 11:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul M

Robin,

I hope I’m wrong but I’m afraid I don’t hold out much hope for the NLP. I don’t think anyone told them that there would be “deniers” visiting who would be so knowledgeable and talk with such common sense. Frightened everybody else off. Not quite what they were after. Shame. I was enjoying reading it, even if they weren’t.

Jan 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM | Registered CommenterLaurie Childs

Hector,

I went across and read it. I’ll never be able to read one of Barry’s posts without giggling ever again. Brilliant.

Jan 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM | Registered CommenterLaurie Childs

There's a strange Harrabin story (link) on the BBC website. It seems that Globe International (a group of international parliamentarians - led by none other than John Gummer, aka Lord Deben) thinks that, across the world, new and proposed climate-related laws are giving cause for optimism. Gummer says, "The tide is beginning to turn decisively on tackling climate change, the defining material challenge of this century. This is a game-changing development …taking place across each and every continent." It seems (according to Harrabin) that, "Environmentalists dismayed at the gridlock in the UN's climate process will be heartened by progress at a national level".

But he rather spoils this rosy picture by pointing out - at the end of his article - that a recent World Resources Institute report may be a "reality check". One finding:

According to WRI’s estimates, 1,199 new coal-fired plants, with a total installed capacity of 1,401,278 megawatts (MW), are being proposed globally. These projects are spread across 59 countries. China and India together account for 76 percent of the proposed new coal power capacities.

Hmm ... not quite the "game changing development" Gummer had in mind.

Jan 14, 2013 at 8:05 AM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Also autonomousmind's view on it

Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats – oh yes, they’re all in it together, ripping off the taxpayer and exhibiting a degree of incompetence that is enough to make this blogger reconsider his position on euthanisia.

http://autonomousmind.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/were-all-in-this-together-on-ruinous-wind-power/

Jan 14, 2013 at 7:59 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Has this been aired? It will be.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9799261/Wind-farm-contracts-to-increase-energy-bills-for-families.html

Jan 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Oh dear, the "New Left Project [see below] is currently down for maintenance". I trust (Alex, Barry, Geoff, etc.) that it's not our fault.

Jan 14, 2013 at 7:38 AM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Geoff Chambers in good form today.

http://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/

Larff? I haven't larffed so much since grandma caught her tits in the mangle!

Jan 14, 2013 at 7:15 AM | Registered CommenterHector Pascal

(Note. IIASA seems to be based on modelling scenarios, that is their market niche)

Dr Keywan Riahi (IIASA) in his lecture Energy Systems Analysis TU Graz SS 2012, gives a presentation on climate change.

Mann's Hockey Stick and the "Hide the Decline"/Mike's Nature Trick graphs get pride of place. Still in 2012,

http://user.iiasa.ac.at/~riahi/Graz/esa_7_full.pdf

"This myth of Mann has served us well"...

Jan 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterJiminy Cricket

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