Live Microblogging the GWPF with Steve

I’m doing some housekeeping in Steve’s absence.

Maurizio Morabito attended the conference with Steve McIntyre and David Holland today, and has some short notes on the conference here.

When/if video is available of the press conference, it will be posted here and at WUWT. – Anthony


  1. Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 3:58 AM | Permalink

    Many thanks, Anthony

  2. Bernie
    Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 5:10 AM | Permalink

    I assume that the real debate is to follow?

  3. Tom Gray
    Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

    What was the format for the evening? I had though that this was supposed to be a debate.

    • Latimer Alder
      Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM | Permalink

      Hi Tom

      I think you;ll find that the debate will be held this evening. Hosted by the Guardian newspaper and George Monbiot.

      Yesterday’s event was a public meeting hosted by the Global Warming Policy guys (gwpf). Very mild-mannered and polite with few views other than those in agreement with Steve Mc proposed.

      Tonight’s event will be a true debate (Monbiot, Pearce, Watson, McIntyre, Keenan and I imagine will be a lot livelier. I think that this is the ‘main event’ that enticed Steve back across the Pond

      And there’s nothing worth seeing on the telly tonight either, so I’m going along 🙂

      • Phillip Bratby
        Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 10:08 AM | Permalink

        I bet Watson comes out with his argument of ignorance that we (climate alarmists) are more than 90% convinced that the warming must be due to CO2 because we can’t think what else it can be.

      • Bernie
        Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 4:01 PM | Permalink

        I look forward to your “colour” commentary!

  4. Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM | Permalink

    Unfortunately I have been ordered home this evening after a few days wandering through the London nights 8-).

    But with so many speakers it will be a miracle if any of their messages will reach outside each respective “captive audience”…

  5. Dominic
    Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM | Permalink

    Is there a pre-meeting pub meet for this evening?

  6. Benjamin
    Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM | Permalink

    The 831 researchers who will contribute to the next round of assessments of climate science and policy options by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been sent a letter admonishing them to “keep a distance from the media” and send any press inquiries about the work of their author groups to supervisors.

    • Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

      Re: Benjamin (Jul 14 12:12), does that mean people will lose their fixes of “authoritative” hype that kept them glued to the alarmist position? Or does it mean the IPCC are circling the wagons and holding sessions behind closed doors in order to reach foregone conclusions? Either way, are there signs of the promised transparent openness?

    • Latimer Alder
      Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 5:43 PM | Permalink

      As I have just been listening to the guff that Bob Watson (1st head of IPCC) has been mouthing about openness and transparency of process at the Guardian Climategate debate tonight, I can only note that there is a big gap between the stated aims and mission of that benighted organisation and its practice.

      • Benjamin
        Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 6:23 PM | Permalink

        Thanks for the quick report on the debate 😉

        • Bernie
          Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM | Permalink

          Nice report. Let me ask the asame questions I did at Omnologos’ blog: SInce George Monbiot is an important opinion leader, hw did he respond to the different presenters? Respectfully? Thoughfully? Condescendingly? Did he see Davies the same way you did – unprepared, uninformed and evasive?

  7. Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 5:39 PM | Permalink

    I have just received a report about the Guardian debate and published it as a blog post: Report From Climategate Guardian Debate with Monbiot, McIntyre, Pearce, Watson, Keenan and some uea guy

    • Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM | Permalink

      that report, of course, is by Latimer Alder

      • Bernie
        Posted Jul 14, 2010 at 7:55 PM | Permalink

        Many thanks.

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