Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Must read IMHO

Its George Monbiot on climate change.
The drafting of reports by the world’s pre-eminent group of climate scientists is an odd process. For many months scientists contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tussle over the evidence. Nothing gets published unless it achieves consensus. This means that the panel’s reports are extremely conservative – even timid. It also means that they are as trustworthy as a scientific document can be.

Then, when all is settled among the scientists, the politicians sweep in and seek to excise from the summaries anything which threatens their interests.

BTW, someone convinced me to quit using the term global warming. It feeds into the Neanderthal brains who point out cold snaps to make the point the globe is not actually warming. Climate change is a little harder for them to refute.

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