Thursday, 26 February 2009

Japan's Energy Commission dismisses the IPCC, Aussies launch an online petition...

...is it safe to say that Japanese scientists look sideways at IPCC doomcasters ? or that they have spotted a chink in the IPCC armour ? or that they regard the IPCC as a load of ah so's ?
(that last one from Obnoxio the clown.)
...Japanese scientists have made a dramatic break with the UN and Western-backed hypothesis of climate change in a new report from its Energy Commission.
Three of the five researchers disagree with the UN’s IPCC view that recent warming is primarily the consequence of man-made industrial emissions of greenhouse gases. Remarkably, the subtle and nuanced language typical in such reports has been set aside.
One of the five contributors compares computer climate modelling to ancient astrology. Others castigate the paucity of the US ground temperature data set used to support the hypothesis, and declare that the unambiguous warming trend from the mid-part of the 20th Century has ceased.
The report by Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER) is astonishing rebuke to international pressure, and a vote of confidence in Japan’s native marine and astronomical research. Publicly-funded science in the West uniformly backs the hypothesis that industrial influence is primarily responsible for climate change, although fissures have appeared recently. Only one of the five top Japanese scientists commissioned here concurs with the man-made global warming hypothesis.
JSER is the academic society representing scientists from the energy and resource fields, and acts as a government advisory panel. The report appeared last month but has received curiously little attention. So The Register commissioned a translation of the document - the first to appear in the West in any form...more from the 1988 Science Blog of the Year here...

and from the comments...
...the...leading Japanese party is about to loose (the) next elections. Their probable successors have declared to pursue a more Asian focused policy, and not to follow the US as uncritically as before.
I wonder if greenpeace’s extremely aggressive attacks...may have contributed to this...

...from Australia, news that The Australian Environment Foundation today launched an online petition opposing the federal government’s “Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme”. The petition will eventually be presented to Parliament by Dr Dennis Jensen, MHR ...more here...

1 comment:

MK said...

Like astrology eh, sounds about right, the way the cold is just lingering, in summer.