Why the IPCC will always be a joke… A bad joke…

Published online 16 May 2011 | Nature | doi:10.1038/473261a

News

Major reform for climate body
Intergovernmental panel aims to become more responsive.

Quirin Schiermeier

After months of soul-searching, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed on reforms intended to restore confidence in its integrity and its assessments of climate science.

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The first major test of these changes will be towards the end of this year, with the release of a report assessing whether climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events. Despite much speculation, there is scant scientific evidence for such a link — particularly between climate warming, storm frequency and economic losses — and the report is expected to spark renewed controversy.

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Nature

The IPCC makes some cosmetic changes because it is concerned that it has lost its scientific credibility… “The first major test of these changes will be… the release of a report assessing whether climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events” despite the lack of scientific evidence for such a connection.

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2 Responses to “Why the IPCC will always be a joke… A bad joke…”

  1. Pascvaks Says:

    “Smoke and Mirrors” The greatest show on Earth?

    • David Middleton Says:

      The funny thing about the Nature article is that the irony was unintentional.

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