If you haven`t yet heard, hell froze over last week. Oddly, this is likely to be bad news for a warming planet.
On Monday, more than 125 environmental groups sent a scathing letter to Rajendra Pachauri, the Nobel prize-winning head of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the institutional nerve center within the United Nations` global-warming juggernaut.
The letter accused the IPCC of taking climate change 'too` seriously. In particular, the letter argued that the IPCC had no authority to sponsor a small meeting of climate scientists taking place tomorrow in Lima, Peru. The meeting will consider so-called "geo-engineering" options for responding to worst-case scenarios of catastrophic climate change.
By attacking the IPCC for responding to the risks of climate change too aggressively, the letter marks a major pivot in the politics of climate change, which have officially crossed into the twilight zone.
Over the past ...