It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC.

“US support was probably critical to IPCC’s establishment. And why did the US government support it? Assistant Undersecretary of State Bill Nitze wrote to me a few years later saying that our group’s activities played a significant role. Among other motivations, the US government saw the creation of the IPCC as a way to Prevent the activism stimulated by my colleagues and me from controlling the policy agenda.”
The home of climate change denial was instrumental in setting up the IPCC.

“I suspect that the Reagan Administration believed that, in contrast to our group, most scientists were not activists, and would take years to reach any conclusion on the magnitude of the threat. Even if they did, they probably would fail to express it in plain English. The US government must have been quite surprised when IPCC issued its first assessment at the end of 1990, stating clearly that human activity was likely to produce an unprecedented warming.”

Source How the IPCC Got Started;

The IPCC was designed to fail, part of their mandate is to not make recommendations that would constrict economic growth.

Chair of the IPCC Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Valencia Spain, Nov 17, 2007.

“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment”

Survivable IPCC projections based on science fiction.
“In the latest ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report’ (IPCC AR5), there have been published a selection of ‘Representative Concentration Pathways’ (RCP’s).
Dr Matt Watson, from the school of earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK), made this point strongly at a recent meeting at the Royal Society in London:“ Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this research? This is why, this is the latest projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the alarming thing is that these two scenarios [RCP 2.6 and RCP 4.5] both include negative emissions technology. So, there is geoengineering, of the flavour of carbon dioxide removal, in the best case scenarios.”
“The very, very alarming thing for us is that we are on this path here, that is RCP 8.5. We are slap bang on this trajectory and this puts us in a very different place in our children’s lifetime.”
All hope of maintaining a liveable planet has been gambled on negative emissions technology that simply does not exist. In fact it is “Fantasy Technology” that they hope will be invented sometime in the future.

“I say to my soul be patient and wait without hope for to hope is to hope for the wrong thing”
T.S. Elliot

“If hope becomes something you express through illusion then it’s not hope, it’s fantasy”.
“Those who speak truth are marginalised and ignored, dismissed as pessimists in a culture that prides itself on a child like optimism at the expense of reality.”
“We have a mania for hope which our corporate masters lavishly provide across the political and cultural spectrum to keep us passive”.
Chris Hedges American Psychosis available on Vimeo.

In his 1926 novel “The Sun Always Rises” Hemingway describes how the end comes about when you lose everything. One character named Bill asked “How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways” Mike replied, Gradually and then suddenly”.

“The Scientifically necessary is politically unfeasible, the politically feasible is scientifically irrelevant”
William Rees

“How do we live with the fact that we are destroying our world? What do we make of the loss of glaciers, the melting Arctic, island nations swamped by the sea, widening deserts, and drying farmlands?”

“Because of social taboos, despair at the state of our world and fear for our future are rarely acknowledged. The suppression of despair, like that of any deep recurring response, contributes to the numbing of the psyche. Expressions of anguish or outrage are muted, deadened as if a nerve had been cut. This refusal to feel impoverishes our emotional and sensory life. Flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic. We create diversions for ourselves as individuals and as nations, in the fights we pick, the aims we pursue, and the stuff we buy.”

The Greatest Danger

–by Joanna Macy,

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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24 comments on “It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC.
  1. Kevin Hester says:

    David Suzuki discusses our predicament and mentions Professor Guy McPherson in this interview.

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  2. Kevin Hester says:

    When Murdoch endorses the “Net zero 2050” climate goal, you know it is the problem and not the answer
    by David Spratt–dMHHuFJw


  3. Greg Stout says:

    Been good knowing you Sir, Love who you are, have a peaceful, wonderful finally! 🤟

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  4. Canadian Fisher says:

    I feel the IPCC has under reported dangers, and obfuscated the origins of planetary changes.
    Net 0 carbon means no humanity. Anything else is just “storing” and moving the carbon responsibility elsewhere/ into the future.

    Pumping it into underground reservoirs is a money making scam. The energy needed to power “air filters” is far beyond current global electricity production.

    Arctic Methane release is more dangerous and completely unstoppable.
    Also, by whom is the IPCC funded? By the UN and other “foundations” including the Rockefeller Foundation. (RED FLAG)

    X-Files: Trust No One.

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  5. Yeah, Murdoch has always been a top down, extreme activist neoliberal nasty media empire owner and that he’s done this is absolutely no surprise. What else would one expect based on all of his outlets editorials? The editors either do what he says or their out on their asses and banished forever. That’s what oligarchs tend to do!

    It’s all smoke and mirrors, and besides which they all have their fully stocked bunkers and private armies ready to keep them safe as the world burns and the food and water supplies disappear. And they will stay safe…for a while. Longer than most of the rest of us I’m sure.

    Paris was a bad joke and this Glasgow on will be just as much of a staged freak show as all the rest of these meetings have been. Notice how they always seem to be in really nice vacation spots? It certainly does pay to be an elite minority, doesn’t it? Bet they don’t invite Greta Thunberg to speak.

    The carbon capture & storage link was hilarious but not. The worse of our species has always ruled the rest of us by threat of violence. You absolutely have to be a sociopath to gain high political office and that goes for just about all countries.

    We’re fucked but we knew that already, eh Kevin?

    As for Hedges piece, I’ll listen to it later but it’s not going to say anything we already didn’t suspect since the evidence of the dereliction of science due to corporate influences has been seen all through the science and university communities. Money talks, we know that.

    Weather here:

    Back in the 90s, was 93’F/34C yesterday at 3pm. Still VERY HIGH fire danger here and the forest is so dried out from lack of rainfall since February (when it SHOULD have been snowing) that I’m seeing more and more browning conifer needles everywhere running up the sides of the trees in bunches. Lodgepole, Ponderosa, Red Fir, Western Larch, they’re all showing very visible signs of distress. A distinct lack of bugs flying around, too, far fewer than has always been normal. My retired biologist neighbor says it’s from the heat; he thinks it stayed so hot so long that they just couldn’t replace the death rate with new ones. More bad news.

    From the Holocene to the Anthropocene to the Pyrocene, it sure did move quickly to the last ‘cene, eh? And that’s not a pun as I do think this is the last one our species will experience….


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  6. Kevin Hester says:

    More great investigative journalism from Juice Media eviscerating CCS

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  8. davidofalaska says:

    Good to see you still hard-charging, Kev. I’ve been up on the hard for about 5 years now with major back issues that have kept me bedridden and at age 70 I’m slashing my way through the kelp beds that have fouled me hull and trapped me in with the chattering sea otters. Thought I was just going to have to ride it out to my last breath but am re-energized with the thought of finding a 40 to 60 foot cat or trimaran that I could still manage to sail singlehandedly with the right rigging. So I’m searching for the right one for sale in the Pacific somewhere.
    Best to you as always from Alaska–DaveO

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  9. Kevin Hester says:

    “Let me tell you something my friend, hope is a dangerous thing”
    “Hope can drive a man insane”

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    • davidofalaska says:

      Sailing to meeting fate head on. Into the mystic. Aye. Rather than rotting while overlooking Orca Inlet and the tides doing their daily dance. Without me. Knowing what we know, what is already upon us, and especially visible to me from my decades in the high Arctic, “I just want hear it, I don’t want to fear it….”

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      • david, somehow I’d expect there to be a LOT of pirates on the seas about then, very freaking hungry ones, and not just from all the low-lying refugee countries that are going underwater so quickly.

        We’re all facing the same fate though probably meeting it in widely different aspects. I’ve faced wildfire four times this summer, evac-mode, and it isn’t raining yet here on the northern edge of the US. But then just north of me they’ve been burning, too, and enduring 121’F temperatures. Gee, I only hit 116’F in these mountains so I guess I was LUCKY?

        May you have an easy passage in your choice of journeys…


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  10. Kevin Hester says:

    The IPCC’s “Representative Concentration Pathways” all include Carbon Capture and Storage in their calculations.
    At scale it’s fantasy technology.
    The entire biosphere was gambled and lost on fantasy technology.

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    • Not viable as a solution. So what we desperately need is a visit from a civilization that got THROUGH this bottleneck and has the requisite skills and technology to help us get through ours before another water planet of sapient beings gets extinguished by their primitive evolutionary behavior patterns they can’t seem to grow out of.

      Be nice if a little wisdom could be imparted, too, at the same time.

      Ah, if wishes were fishes we’d all be dropping lines in the water…but we’ve got all the Big Money and Powerful against doing anything worthwhile. This little bit of carbon grabbing tech isn’t going to do it as it will never catch up with what’s being blown into the sky today much less take out substantial chunks of it before the methane trigger gets tripped.

      A bit sad that is. Article below on some of who is fighting for the Status Quo and how do we stop these bastids?


      Top Ad and PR Firms Exposed for Helping Big Oil Greenwash Their Climate Destruction

      “We need creatives and communications experts to bring their full energy towards ending this crisis, not extending it.”

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      • davidofalaska says:

        Here we are, forced by the capitalist (man-made)power structure to live through the Owners’ perverted delusions. Such an irrational construct, the psychopaths so well and much better armed and focused with ambition and the means by which to impassively but persistently bring about the destruction of not only their own species, but so many more so long in evolved synchronicity. This is a real ‘class’ joke you’ve played on us, ‘God.’

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  11. Kevin Hester says:

    This blog has regularly questioned how much warming we have experienced.
    Sam Carana has drilled down into this aspect of the unravelling.


  12. Kevin Hester says:

    Check out David Wasdell’s take on the IPCC

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    • Pre-Tramatic Stress Syndrome. Now that’s an excellent description of what I’ve seen for decades. People shutting down to avoid what they know is coming at you. And getting angry at you for trying to tell them reality.

      And a perfect take on blaming the scientists for not yelling loud enough when it really starts getting obvious but slamming them as ‘Alarmists’ or ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ when they do while taking away their grants and kicking them to the curb. FREAKING PERFECT response!

      Censorship over decades of what is scientifically necessary but is not politically or economically acceptable. Putting in the policies that get one rich instead is an ABORTION of the entire species?That of course puts us where we are today, everyone for themself and screw our children and grandchildren that the wealthy don’t give a damn about. Extinction. And now the people who are doing this damned well know what they are doing, no excuses are acceptable in light of the science that has come out…Powerful stuff, Kevin. And it’ll never be on corporate news TV so the blind/deaf/dumb public will never hear this.

      Every government in the world has assassination squads full of sociopaths that will gladly slaughter anyone who goes against ‘official policy.’ And then the corporations have extremely well-paid sociopath lawyers to destroy you if needed.

      I’ve sent this link out to a few people already.


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    • Ouch. Not something I’m already aware of but, ouch.

      This will never be on the corporate news. Wouldn’t want to start a panic. The ‘consumers’ might stop buying shit they don’t need.



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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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