Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Astonishing facts from the Heartland Conference, New York, Session 2...

Highlights from Quadrant's Bob Carter...
...Terry Dunleavy (NZ Climate Science Coalition, Auckland) reported an analysis by John McLean (Melbourne) of the reviewers’ comments on the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report. Amongst other astonishing facts (against a claimed “2,500 reviewers”), of the 62 reviewers of the crucial Chapter 9 (attribution of cause of climate change), 55 were conflicted, and of the remaining 7 apparently independent persons, only ONE explicitly endorsed the most important statement about human attribution in the chapter....more here...
...sentiments which reinforced Richard Lindzen's earlier address...
...The process of coopting science on behalf of a political movement has had an extraordinarily corrupting influence on science -- especially since the issue has been a major motivation for funding. Most funding for climate would not be there without this issue. And, it should be added, most science funded under the rubric of climate does not actually deal with climate, but rather with the alleged impact of arbitrarily assumed climate change...more here...
...and this from Ron Bailey of ReasonOnline...
...Finally, Reiter pointed out that many of the claims that climate change will increase disease can be attributed to an incestuous network of just nine authors who write scientific reviews and cite each other's work. None are actual on-the-ground disease researchers and many of them write the IPCC disease analyses. "These are people who know absolutely bugger about dengue, malaria or anything else," said Reiter...more here...

2 comments:

MK said...

Last i heard, if we don't do something(!) about climate change, we'll all become cannibals or something.

Ayrdale said...

Yes, if you understand the argument that global warming denial is a mental illness, then cannibalism is certainly on the cards... Although Hannibal Lecter has given it a more sophisticated image of late...