I awoke this morning to find notification of a tweet from Jan Pascal van Ypersele, the vice chairman of the IPCC. He had tweeted the image of a new graph from the Japanese Met Office suggesting something of a leap in global temperatures in 2014. I had pointed out that the long-term trend marked on the graph was, at just 0.7°C, hardly the stuff of nightmares.
At this point, our exchange was interrupted from a environmentalist who pointed to the current wildfires in South Australia and one to problems in the delta of Bangladesh. His point was somewhat obscure in relation to what van Ypersele and I had been discussing, so I ignored these contributions, but it seems that the great man felt that the Bangladesh point was worth a wider audience and he retweeted to his followers: