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Climate Report “An Orchestrated Litany of Lies


16 July 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Climate Report “An Orchestrated Litany of Lies”

"For the second time in 27 years, New Zealanders have been subjected to an orchestrated litany of lies, but this time with much wider consequences," according to Wellington climate science consultant, Dr Vincent Gray. "When Justice Peter Mahon used that phrase to describe events relating to the terrible crash of an Air New Zealand DC10 aircraft on Mt Erebus in Antarctica, the people immediately affected were the relatives of the crew and passengers and people associated with the airline. This latest litany of lies orchestrated by the climate committee of the Royal Society of New Zealand affects everyone now living in New Zealand as well as future generations."

A long-standing member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Dr Gray, today released a statement explaining his decision to resign from the Society over its controversial statement last week about global warming.

Dr Gray, a Wellington climate consultant, has been an expert reviewer of all four assessment reports that have been issued by the United National Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a foundation member of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, and attended the UNFCCC meeting in Bali last December.

At the end of a detailed and devastating critique of the Society’s climate statement, Dr Gray concludes that it comprises an “orchestrated litany of lies” written by persons with a self-interest in perpetuating the global warming scare. His comments can be read here:
http://nzclimatescience.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=312&Itemid=1

Dr Gray’s detailed criticism of the science contained in the Royal Society statement follows earlier strong criticism by the chairman of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, Admiral Jack Welch. NZCSC’s analysis is posted here:

http://nzclimatescience.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=309&Itemid=1

The Climate Science Coalition says it has become clear that the government’s intention to proceed with passage of the Emissions Trading bill flies in the face of scientific reality, and that the public hysteria on global warming is now being maintained on the basis of propaganda and faulty science.

In an additional blow to conventional alarmist thinking, the credibility of the IPCC science advice that underpins the Royal Society statement, and on which government heavily relies, has just been undermined by a Washington-based think-tank which has just released Australian climate analyst John McLean’s devastating analysis of the claimed “peer review” methods used by IPCC.

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/prejudiced_authors_prejudiced_findings.html

Mr McLean shows that "Governments have naively and unwisely accepted the claims of a human influence on global temperatures made by a close-knit clique of a few dozen scientists, many of them climate modellers, as if such claims were representative of the opinion of the wider scientific community".

Mr McLean adds that "the IPCC’s selection of its chapter authors appears so prejudiced towards a predetermined outcome that it renders its scientific assessment of the climate suspect and its conclusions inappropriate for policy making".

“In our view, these comments apply with equal force to the statement on climate change just released by the RSNZ,” said Dr Gray.

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