So when the IPCC decided to keep RK Pachauri along for the rest of his term, it was widely reported in the news and blogs. Examining the reaction, Tol apparently thinks that all skeptics are absolutely thrilled and overjoyed by what the IPCC has done.
What’s more, he thinks that skeptics – those open-minded enough to be perceptive of the IPCC’s flaws, for the simple reason that they do not have any personal stake in the continued existance or survival of the IPCC – are the ‘wrong people’ to criticize or cheer at the IPCC’s failings.
He writes, summing up:
Another day, another farce in climate land.
Observe the four links provided by Tol, to “all the wrong places” in climate blogland that are ‘celebrating’ Pachauri’s retention. The first one is a link to this very blog, the second to Bishop Hill who only links here, and the third to ClimateDepot, and the fourth, Eureferendum.
All the ‘wrong places’ link to the same BBC and Reuters stories that Tol himself refers to. Richard Tol himself, thinks what happened at the IPCC Busan Conference to be a “farce”. But the wrong places cannot say that?
I don’t know – laughing at a farce seems the natural thing to do—irascible and deadpan humor is surely one antidote to the sordidness and obduracy of the IPCC.
An IPCC insider perhaps cannot bring himself to indulge in this laughter, but those in wrong places surely can.
1) Richard Tol – http://www.mi.uni-hamburg.de/Prof-Dr-Richard-S-J-Tol.5725.0.html