söndag 22 november 2009

The Reality Behind Scientific Consensus on AGW

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is one of the many scientific societies which have made statements assuming there is scientific consensus on AGW as expressed by IPCC with backing from in particular the UK Met Office Hadley Centre. 

Washington Post reports on hacked email correspondence showing how the myth of scientifc consensus was fabricated by the Centre and its director Phil Jones. As one of many similar examples, Jones writes to Michael E. Mann proposing to filter the work of  skeptics from the IPCC report:
  • I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow -- even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!
The myth of scientific consensus on AGW is now cracking in a Climategate. Will The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences revise its statement? I have posed the question to the Academy and will report on the answer. My last questions were met with silence...but silence is not a scientific argument...neither a democratic. After the confession of The Guardians George Monbiot and the report of  Lord Monckton to the UK's Information Commisioner, the Academy has to say something. Do it now, before the Climate Change Congress starts! Even before the press conference of Stockholmsinitiativet 26/11. After, it will be too late!

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