GLOBAL WARMING - THE CASE FOR AN INDEPENDENT INQUIRY
Posted 7 September 2009
"Claims of the existence of a scientific
consensus as reflected in IPCC reports fail to recognise that the IPCC itself
undertakes no scientific research. Its key public document ('Summary for Policy
Makers') has been drafted by government appointed officials often drawn from
environmental departments or agencies. While these officials draw on submissions
by scientists, they are able to select analyses with which they are sympathetic.
There is thus a sense in which the claimed consensus simply reflects the views
of those sympathetic to the belief in dangerous threats of rising
Moreover, consensus claims are much more difficult to
sustain than they were a couple of years ago as more and more qualified
scientists publicly reject or question the thesis in IPCC reports. " Former Deputy-Secretary of the Australian Treasury, Des Moore, writing in Quadrant .
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 September 2009 )