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Climate inaction, illustrated

We-Are-Destroying-Earth
When in doubt, mumble … 
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Ian

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2 Responses to Climate inaction, illustrated

  1. Ian Angus May 2, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    No, I think that article remains fundamentally correct in its 2 main points — that accusations of “IPCC corruption” are misdirected, and that the IPCC’s processes have a conservatising effect on its reports, so that they are not a good guide to policy.

    Six years later, I’d now point out that even the conservative IPCC is being forced by reality and science to reach ever more radical conclusions, as the recently leaked draft of its next report shows. That in turn is leading opponents of change, in government and business, to accelerate their efforts to obfuscate the public interpretation of science — and that’s what the cartoon says.

  2. Critical Reading May 2, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Ha! A few years ago you made a pretty persuasive argument that the conservatism of the IPCC is not due to overt government intervention (http://climateandcapitalism.com/2007/04/05/the-ipcc-and-the-conservatism-of-consensus/). Have you changed your mind?