Skip to comments.Top British scientist says IPCC is losing credibility
Posted on 02/06/2010 8:13:17 PM PST by ricks_place
A LEADING British government scientist has warned the United Nations climate panel to tackle its blunders or lose all credibility.
Robert Watson, chief scientist at Defra, the environment ministry, who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002, was speaking after more potential inaccuracies emerged in the IPCCs 2007 benchmark report on global warming.
The most important is a claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020, a remarkably short time for such a dramatic change. The claim has been quoted in speeches by Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman, and by Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general.
This weekend Professor Chris Field, the new lead author of the IPCCs climate impacts team, told The Sunday Times that he could find nothing in the report to support the claim. The revelation follows the IPCCs retraction of a claim that the Himalayan glaciers might all melt by 2035.
The African claims could be even more embarrassing for the IPCC because they appear not only in its report on climate change impacts but, unlike the glaciers claim, are also repeated in its Synthesis Report.
This report is the IPCCs most politically sensitive publication, distilling its most important science into a form accessible to politicians and policy makers. Its lead authors include Pachauri himself.
Speaking this weekend, Field said: I was not an author on the Synthesis Report but on reading it I cannot find support for the statement about African crop yield declines.
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Idiots and liars all of them. Higher CO2 levels and warmer climate means more food, not less. And as all the AGW believers remind us every day now, Global Warmer causes more precipitation, apparently.
Pre-meditated fraud from UNaccountable bureaucrats? Go figure.
They are only losing credibility in the same way that Britney Spears is losing her high moral standards.
You had it right before the ‘correction’.
Every Global Warmer is causing more precipitation from their lachrymal glands, as more and more tatters appear in their narrative.
In other news, Paris Hilton is losing her reputation as an intellectual:
Just like the person that has been embezzling from their company for a long period of time and has become over confident because they have not gotten caught. At the end they had become so arrogant and had so much power they thought they could get away with using circular quoting because they had successfully blackballed legitmate scientific studies and could make up anything they wanted.
IPPC would quote the journals(which are funded by those wanting global socialism) which would quote Scientist A who would quote scientist B would quote IPPC.
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