Thousands of IPCC scientists? Try a handful…

More of the same

The so-called consensus of thousands of IPCC scientists all telling us the world is going to hell in a handcart thanks to our SUVs is phoney, according to an article in the National Post (h/t WUWT).

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.  The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts,” he states in a paper for Progress in Physical Geography, co-authored with student Martin Mahony.

“Claims such as ‘2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous,” the paper states unambiguously, adding that they rendered “the IPCC vulnerable to outside criticism.”

More of what we have all come to expect from the IPCC: spin, spin and yet more spin.

Read it here.

Comments

  1. My head is spinning from all that spin

  2. Whilst you lot argue over the scientific support for this, I must add that a blind man on a gallopin’ ‘orse can see that polution is not good.

  3. Anybody seen Penny Wong lately? Haven’t seen her since just before the Copenhagen fiasco…funny that! “The most pressing moral issue of our time” seems to be ok now. The “climategate” debacle didn’t get the public outcry it deserved because it was ignored/played down by the media. I actually thought that that the very fact that the East Anglia CRU crew had to invent data would have put AGW to bed,bearing in mind that it’s the source of the IPCC’s data.

  4. Now if you really want to get behind something good for the planet, try and get them to stop deforestation in Brazil, Borneo, etc. That’s far more detrimental to the earth than so called Global Warming.The trouble is that Al Gore and the like couldn’t make money from it.

  5. Davo, Nobody is denying that pollution is a bad thing, it’s just that this runaway train called Climate Change(it was called Global Warming until they realised that the Earth was actually cooling) This is the new dot com were there is trading and profit with no actual product(carbon credits etc.)

    9I

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