This is the one lie that is sooo easy to refute. There never were 2,500 scientists standing behind the conclusions of the IPCC report and its mindboggling that people that throw that out dont get called on it more often. As has been shown many times (including articles here on FR), there might have been 2,500 people that the IPCC report in question was sent to so that it could be said that they were involved but that is where the stretching and fudging starts..... Very few of these people were scientists per se (most were bureaucrats) and of the ones that could actually call themselves scientists, on a fraction could be called climate scientists. Regardless, the 2,500 (and let us for the moment make the leap that there really was this many) were split up to deal with specific sections of the IPCC report... I forget how many sections there were but it was more than 10. Assuming that it was 10 means that there were say 250 involved with each section and since the controversial issue of mankind causing temperatures to rise is contained in one specific section, this means that there were really only 250 people that were involved with the part of the report that really mattered. Then there is the fact that many of those 250 had virtually nothing to do with it.. they were just reviewing it. Then there were those who quit in disgust after their comments on the earlier draft were ignored and not included. The bottom line is that it might actually be difficult to find more than one actual climate scientist that had anything to do with the writing and conclusion about manmade glowbull warmongering that made it to final copy..... and yet they want to keep hiding behind this 2,500 number. Good grief.
I think we could be pretty safe in referring to them as "political scientists".
And weren't there over 31,000 actual scientists who signed the letter protesting the hoax?