Monday, September 1, 2008

Christopher Booker, of the UK Telegraph, speaks out

I really can not select any paragraphs which stand out - they all do!

The common view of the IPCC is that it consists of 2,500 of the world's leading scientists who, after carefully weighing all the evidence, have arrived at a "consensus" that world temperatures are rising disastrously, and that the only plausible cause has been rising levels of CO2 and other man-made greenhouse gases.

In fact, as has become ever more apparent over the past 20 years -not least thanks to the evidence of a succession of scientists who have participated in the IPCC itself - the reality of this curious body could scarcely be more different.

It is not so much a scientific as a political organisation. Its brief has never been to look dispassionately at all the evidence for man-made global warming: it has always taken this as an accepted fact.

Indeed only a comparatively small part of its reports are concerned with the science of climate change at all. The greater part must start by accepting the official line, and are concerned only with assessing the impact of warming and what should be done about it

...The final step in the process is that, before each report is published, a "Summary for Policymakers" is drafted by those at the top of the IPCC, to which governments can make input. It is this which makes headlines in the media, and which all too frequently eliminates the more carefully qualified findings of contributors to the report itself.
Some other Christopher Booker articles for the Telegraph UK:

The catastrophe behind climate change Christopher Booker takes a long hard look at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.31 Aug 2008
Lords produce waste paper on waste policy Handing over direction of our waste policy to Brussels requires us to implement a strategy wholly inappropriate to our needs, says Christopher Booker.24 Aug 2008
US gets ready to blow its economy away Christopher Booker is shocked to find how "environmentalism" threatens to transform the richest economy in the world.17 Aug 2008
Future of UK's energy supply is dark indeed Britain faces an unprecedented crisis thanks to the shambles the Government has made of our energy policy, says Christopher Booker.10 Aug 2008
Nasa is out of line on global warming Christopher Booker examines the controversy surrounding measures of global warming produced by Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.27 Jul 2008
Metric martyrs singled out for 'harassment' Christopher Booker reveals the truth about the People's Mujahideen of Iran, Arctic sea ice - and trading standards in Hackney.13 Jul 2008
Our leaders are in carbon-cloud cuckoo land The G8's infatuation with cutting CO2 emissions is beginning to look extraordinarily reckless, argues Christopher Booker. 10 Jul 2008
Look out, Mr Cameron, or we'll all be in the dark Christopher Booker exposes the fallacies that motivate green energy strategists and global warming alarmists.29 Jun 2008
Wind power comes to my back yard Christopher Booker revisits "the great wind scam", examines alternatives to the Snatch Land Rover, and compares the EU attitude to democracy with that of Robert Mugabe.22 Jun 2008
Booker isn't limited to a the one trick pony of AGW, either!
More Christopher Booker

Thanks to Wand.

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