Can wikinomics help rescue the IPCC?

Category: Environment & Sustainability | Health, Science & Education
Published on Aug 31, 2010

The review committee set up to help revive the¬†beleaguered¬†IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) filed its report yesterday with proposals for wide-ranging changes to the way climate science is done. Set up 22 years ago to provide science advice to governments as they try to deal with global warming, the IPCC has found itself in a storm of controversy recently. First there was notoriously unsupported claim that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035. Then there […]


Climate activists spoofed on Twitter

Category: Environment & Sustainability | NGOs & Government
Published on Aug 25, 2010

For years I’ve been a fan of the Yes Men and the outrageous impersonation stunts they have deployed to (in their words) publicly humiliate leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else. In October last year, for example, they staged a hoax press conference, claiming to represent the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and pretending to announce that the business lobby group was dropping its aggressive opposition to the climate change legislation working […]