Global Warming Follies


The UN political? Say it ain’t so.

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on January 25, 2010

That arbiter of all things noble. That trustworthy organization that only wants to do good for mankind. Of course I’m talking about the UN.

They wouldn’t be deceitful in their “truth seeking” about global warming? Not just to influence how our governments act? Would they?

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.

‘It had importance for the region, so we thought we should put it in.’

I think they just admitted to using unsupported statements to scare governments into action. Didn’t they? No. They couldn’t have because:

According to the IPCC’s statement of principles, its role is ‘to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis, scientific, technical and socio-economic information – IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy’.

“Should be”….

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