Tuesday, 13 July 2010

IPCC's Amazing Amazon Actuality Abuse

For six months, excellent Author and Journalist Christopher Booker has been chasing down a story re Amazon Rain forests. (Link in title) As Anthony Watts says: IPCC based their claim of rainforest sensitivity on a “probably” sentence in a now defunct activist website.

Excerpts from what Christopher Booker writes in his latest Telegraph Column:

Last week, after six months of evasions, obfuscation, denials and retractions, a story which has preoccupied this column on and off since January came to a startling conclusion. It turns out that one of the most widely publicised statements in the 2007 report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a claim on which tens of billions of dollars could hang – was not based on peer-reviewed science, as repeatedly claimed, but originated solely from anonymous propaganda published on the website of a small Brazilian environmental advocacy group.

The ramifications of this discovery stretch in many directions. First, it seems to show that the IPCC – whose reports governments rely on to justify presenting mankind with the largest bill in history – has been in serious breach of its own rules.

Link to Booker in title.

Link to WUWT: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/07/10/amazongate-proven-ipcc-based-their-claim-of-rainforest-sensitivity-on-a-probably-sentence-in-a-now-defunct-activist-website/

Thanks to Marc Morano and Anthony Watts

Questioning Consensus on (Man-made) Climate Change?

Questioning Consensus on (Man-made) Climate Change?
Letter to the Editor by Leon Ashby - President The Climate Sceptics Party

Julia Gillard is talking of consensus on climate change.

If consensus means we can ask questions before we give a verdict, I have these questions for the PM.

1) Has the world previously warmed without man-made greenhouse gases being a factor? (e.g. the Medievel Warm period in 800 - 1350 AD)
If so - How can we be sure climate change is not just a natural cycle?
2) Has the world warmed in the last 12 years since 1998? If not, then does not that contradict the idea global warming is still occurring?
3) Are greenhouse gases able to cause runaway Global Warming? - If so which scientist has the evidence?
If not, then why wait until the evidence comes in before wasting $billions on an unproven guess?
and finally
4) Will an ALP / Greens controlled senate combined with a sham consensus process force an ETS or a Carbon Tax on Australia (causing much financial hardship).

In my view we need to vote in fearless Independent Senators to ask the hard questions and bring accountability to the processes in Canberra.

Leon Ashby
President The Climate Sceptics