Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Q: Is ANYTHING in the IPCC report trustworthy? A: No

It's time - it's long past time - for the IPCC to simply withdraw all of its reports.
More trouble looms for the IPCC. The body may need to revise statements made in its Fourth Assessment Report on hurricanes and global warming. A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported.
Really. Stop the dribs and drabs. Every week, almost every day, there's a new report that something in there isn't right, some bit of allegedly peer-reviewed science turns out to be a fourth-hand report of something that a guy on the phone didn't say to a journalist which was then misrepresented by an environmental pressure group, and the IPCC decided to just put it in because it would "impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action."

It's time to withdraw the reports, and start from scratch. Identify science that actually is peer-reviewed, science that is actually science and not political propaganda, and then put together a real report with real information. But this is ridiculous. There's nothing in that report - NOTHING - that an unbiased party could trust right now. Pull it back. Withdraw it from public view. Tell people that it needs to be re-worked, that none of it is currently operative until validated, but don't leave it out there and keep telling us how many parts of it are wrong. There's enough wrong that the whole thing must be assumed to be wrong. Take it back and fix it.

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