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NZ Links to Questions about Latest IPCC Climate Report


NZ Links to Questions about Latest IPCC Climate Report

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2013 - "No one should trust the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] report issued today," said Professor Bob Carter, chief science advisor of the International Climate Science Coalition and honorary fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

"The IPCC has a history of malfeasance that even includes rewording recommendations of expert science advisors to fit the alarmist agenda of participating governments."

Climate data analyst John McLean of Melbourne, Australia, and a founder member of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (NZCSC), warned, "In previous IPCC assessment reports, media were tricked into reporting that thousands of climate experts endorsed the chapter in which climate change causes were discussed. In fact, only a few dozen scientists even commented on that part of the document. Media should insist that the IPCC reveal how many climate experts actually reviewed and agreed with each of AR5's most important conclusions."

Dr. Tim Ball, former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, also a member of NZCSC, observed, "Inexplicably, the IPCC have increased their confidence that anthropogenic greenhouse gases caused most of the warming of the past half-century despite the fact that all of their forecasts have failed. Sadly, this IPCC report will give governments unjustified confidence to impose CO2 regulations so severe that the world's most important energy sources, hydrocarbon fuels, will be phased back sentencing billions of the world's most vulnerable people to the misery of energy poverty.

"The IPCC's reputation is now beyond retrieval," Dr Ball concludes. "Governments, media, and the public should turn instead to Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, the new report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). It shows that the balance of the evidence indicates that dangerous human-caused climate change is not happening, something everyone, left, right and centre, should welcome."

The ICSC is a non-partisan group of scientists, economists and energy and policy experts who are working to promote better understanding of climate science and related policy worldwide.

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