Monday, November 19, 2007

A quibble with the IPCC

From Reuters:
...But it has left me with a feeling that in one case at least figures have been selected to stress the threat.
The IPCC published on Saturday its handbook version of thousands of pages of climate change research.

On page 4 of this 23-page pocket guide it says that manmade greenhouse gas emissions rose 70% from 1970 to 2004.
But earlier this year, after an enquiry to the IPCC’s lead authors, I found that emissions of all greenhouse gases actually rose 49%. It’s a still a big increase, but not as big.
In its report published on Saturday the IPCC did mention in a footnote that the 70% figure only included greenhouse gases regulated by the Kyoto Protocol.
What it didn’t mention anywhere was that there’s a whole bunch of other greenhouse gases not included in the number, and whose emissions are rapidly falling.
These ozone-depleting gases (ODP gases) are very strong planet-warming gases, as measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)....More

It's getting chilly here in the northern hemisphere.
I'm thinking Bali. Here's the official UNFCCC hotel and flight information guide. Your procrastination has cost you.

The Melia Bali Villas and Spa Resort (5 Star) is sold out. Plenty of four star rooms still available.

These get-togethers are like the QE2, they fill up from the top down.
What a great boat*. Here's the live shot from the Bridge Cam., She's currently docked at Piraeus.
Civitavecchia Wednesday, Southhampton Sunday.

Atlantic Crossing, April 2004
Here's her homepage.
*I had a friend, who in his first career, went from E2 to commander USN. Captain of a destroyer. He said the admiral's were not amused when he'd talk about "parking the boat".