Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The UN IPCC '2500 Scientists' Hoax

Via Jennifer Morohasy, regarding review and assessment of the IPCC report by reviewers:
An examination of reviewers’ comments on the last draft of the WG I report before final report assembly (i.e. the “Second Order Revision” or SOR) completely debunks the illusion of hundreds of experts diligently poring over all the chapters of the report and providing extensive feedback to the editing teams. Here’s the reality.

A total of 308 reviewers commented on the SOR, but only 32 reviewers commented on more than three chapters and only five reviewers commented on all 11 chapters of the report. Only about half the reviewers commented on more than one chapter. It is logical that reviewers would generally limit their comments to their areas of expertise but it’s a far cry from the idea of thousands of scientists agreeing to anything.
Working Group 1 Fourth Assessment Report Review Comments and Responses.

1 comment:

kae said...

And Oh, Look! At Jennifer's, it's ender True Believer... banished (or did he give up) from Bolta's and Blair's blogs.