Posted by Curt on 16 November, 2007 at 10:25 pm. 2 comments already!


Wouldn’t you know it, the same day I wrote a piece trashing the IPCC they get some headlines, this time because some scientists have declared that global warming is “unequivocal” and their 90% sure that man caused it:

A UN panel has agreed a landmark report on climate change, and says the world must act hastily to prevent the worst predicted effects coming to pass. After arduous talks in Valencia, Spain, scientists agreed a document they hope will shape debate on the next phase of the fight against climate change.

It declared the fact of global warming “unequivocal”, and said it may bring “abrupt and irreversible” impacts.

The text will be officially launched by UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday.

Delegates to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summarised thousands of pages of scientific analysis, bringing together elements of the three reports already released this year, on the science of climate change, impacts and adaptation, and options for mitigating the problem.

“This is the strongest report yet by the IPCC – but says that there is still time to act,” Bill Hare, an Australian climate scientist and one of the authors, told Reuters.

Among the report’s top-line conclusions are that climate change is “unequivocal”, that humankind’s emissions of greenhouse gases are more than 90% likely to be the main cause, and that impacts can be reduced at reasonable cost.

Which seems like a good time to repost that link from earlier today which stated:

The common perception of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) is one of an impartial organization that thoroughly
reviews the state of climate science and produces reports which are clear,
accurate, comprehensive, well substantiated and without bias.

The only needs examine some of its procedural documents, its
reports and its dealings with reviewers of the report drafts to discover how
wrong this impression is.

The IPCC is not and never has been an organisation that
examines all aspects of climate change in a neutral and impartial manner. Its
internal procedures reinforce that bias; it makes no attempts to clarify its
misleading and ambiguous statements. It is very selective about the material
included in its reports; its fundamental claims lack evidence. And most
importantly, its actions have skewed the entire field of climate science.

Over the last 20 years and despite its dominance and
manipulation of climate science, the IPCC has failed to provide concrete
evidence of a significant human influence on climate.

It’s time to call a halt to its activities and here are ten
reasons for doing so.

  1. The IPCC charter emphasises a human influence on climate, not climate in general
  2. Its participants are not impartial towards a possible human influence on climate
  3. The IPCC promotes a self-sustaining hypothesis of man-made warming
  4. The IPCC’s misuse of the concept of consensus
  5. Many IPCC report authors have vested interests
  6. The IPCC report authors are often also reviewers
  7. IPPC gives a misleading impression of the extent of review and support for its claims.
  8. IPCC advances a very weak argument for a significant human influence on climate
  9. Its primary conclusion was probably pre-determined
  10. Ethics and professionalism

The IPCC is a political organization, plain and simple.

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