The Hits Keep on Coming

Is it official? Can we say the IPCC is having an even worse week than the U.S. Democratic party? First the Himalayan glaciers, then the ongoing Rajendra Pachauri chronicles, and now this story, which is bound to reverberate for days, if not weeks.

Let me be the first to point out the common denominator: the UK press is responsible for all the takedowns, some of them inadvertent. So climate advocates, please don’t take your frustrations out on the spindly U.S. media. And don’t take the easy way out and blame Morano for doing what he does best.

But if you absolutely, positively, must bust an artery on someone, then go on over here, cause he’s generously put out a welcome mat. Then again, if people would have just listened to him years ago about this little disaster problem, the IPCC would be sporting just one black eye this week.

4 Responses to “The Hits Keep on Coming”

  1. Steve Bloom says:

    It’s amazing how you keep falling for RP Jr.’s game of 3-card monte, Keith.  Sorry, there’s no pea under this one either.  Try applying your incisive journalistic skills to figuring out the fundamental point of confusion evident in the Times story.  Consider that a challenge.   

  2. Keith Kloor says:

    Gee, Steve, clearly my mental powers are no match for yours. Why don’t you clue me into the point of confusion?

  3. Steve Bloom says:

    Oh, so you’re a *lazy* journalist.  Imagine that.

    Hints:  How are disaster losses calculated?  What’s the relationship between that and other possible metrics of disaster?  What’s the relationship between disasters and climate-related extreme events?  What did the IPCC say about all of this in context?

  4. Steve Bloom says:

    Oh, oops, it turns out I was clairvoyant again.  Of course RP Jr. won’t admit to error, as that’s not the Pielke family way.  No journalist is likely to say anything about it either since they just loves them some RP Jr.  Why,  just today Andy Revkin used RP Jr. and John Christy to balance out a couple of for-real climate scientists.  Tell me again why we should miss the newspaper industry when it’s gone?   

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