tisdag 23 februari 2010

KVA to Testify to the Swedish Parliament?

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) today asked the Obama administration to investigate what he called “the greatest scientific scandal of our generation” — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate Files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

Senator Inhofe also called for former Vice President Al Gore to be called back to the Senate to testify.“In [Gore's] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,” Inhofe said. He believes Vice President Gore should defend himself and his movie before Congress.

Since the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is backing IPCC, the Academy should similarly be asked to testify to the Swedish Parliament. Who is the Swedish Mr. Inhofe to make such a proposal?

The Swedish IPCC representative Erland Källen meanwhile testifies to Swedish Public Radio SR that it will get "very much warmer". SR also expresses the logic that if there was no global warming, then SR would not have such a massive reporting on how to solve this problem...or the other way around: Since SR reports on global warming, there must be global warming...
This is the advantage of state-controled public radio...

Note that The Government Office (Regeringskansliet) reported on a hearing on April 27 2009
  • We know that a large part of the temperature increase during the latter half of the 20th century is very likely due to an increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by human activity.
  • In addition, projections of possible future climate change can be made.
In the light of Climategate these key statements now seem to lack scientific support.

The need of a new hearing (by the Commission on Sustainable Development or better a new Commission) is obvious and urgent.

See the recent article A Pending American Temperaturegate.

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