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IBD Editorials ^ | August 30, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 08/31/2010 6:03:03 PM PDT by Kaslin

Global Warming: America's media are largely uninterested in what a scientific association is saying about the United Nations' climate change panel. Which tells you that the findings are, indeed, worth knowing.

The InterAcademy Council, an Amsterdam-based association of the world's top national science academies, reported Monday the results of its review of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Its criticism of the IPCC, held up as the divine and inerrant voice on climate change, irrevocably tarnishes the panel's credibility and weakens the case for man-made global warming. While the Inter-Academy Council did not "redo the science," as its chairman said, it did scrutinize IPCC practices and methodologies and recommended a "fundamental reform" of its management structure.

IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri, whose resignation we've called for, dismissed the council's findings, saying "the scientific community agrees that climate change is real." We dismiss his comments as those from someone struggling to hang on to a cushy position from which he can continue to enrich himself through, as reported by Britain's Telegraph, his interests in "banks, universities and other institutions that benefit from the vast worldwide industry now based on measures to halt climate change."

Rather than react arrogantly, Pachauri should be fully focused on the "two kinds of errors" the council found in the IPCC's work.

"One is the kind where they place high confidence in something where there is very little evidence," said Harold T. Shapiro, chairman of the InterAcademy Council committee that wrote the report. "The other is the kind where you make a statement ... with no substantive value."

In other words, the IPCC exaggerated the role that human activity has on the climate

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: globalwarming

1 posted on 08/31/2010 6:03:04 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks


2 posted on 08/31/2010 6:13:30 PM PDT by Beowulf
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To: Kaslin
The United Nations’ climate change panel should take along walk off a short pier.
3 posted on 08/31/2010 6:30:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Kaslin

Apparently no one in our gov is reading the news either. Got this email today:

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4 posted on 08/31/2010 6:38:58 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: Bhoy

B U M P !

5 posted on 08/31/2010 7:43:55 PM PDT by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sandersp>)
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To: Beowulf; livius; DollyCali; IrishCatholic; meyer; SteamShovel; Desdemona; grey_whiskers; ...
Thanx Beowulf !


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 09/01/2010 5:06:38 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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