From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
The UN’s climate panel, the IPCC, continues its very frequent meetings in exotic locations around the world, at taxpayers’ expense. Returning to Bali in October 2009 (it was last there in December 2007), the IPCC decided the chapter structure of its next major assessment report, which will not be published until 2013. Previous assessment reports were published in 1990, 1995, 2001, and 2007.
The structure of the science report will be similar to that of previous reports: a Summary for Policymakers, a Technical Summary, and chapters on atmospheric, land surface, ocean, and ice observations; reconstructions of earlier climates; carbon cycles; clouds and aerosols; radiative forcings; models; detection and attribution of climate change; short-term and long-term predictions; and, this time, a final chapter on sea level rise.
The inbuilt prejudice that has been a feature of the IPCC since its foundation is evident throughout the chapter structure. In particular, even though by 2013 the IPCC will have been in existence for a quarter of a century since its foundation in 1988, there will be no review of previous IPCC forecasts to determine the extent of their accuracy, still less to reveal that thrice the IPCC has been required to trim down its temperature projections, as the unfolding failure of the climate to warm as predicted causes a rethink. (more…)