onsdag 3 februari 2010

No Apology from the Royal Swedish Academy

The Guardian reports:
  • The embattled chief Dr Rajendra Pachauri of the UN's climate change body IPCC has hit out at his critics and refused to resign or apologise for a damaging mistake in a landmark 2007 report on global warming.
  • Pachauri said it would be hypocritical to apologise for the false claim that Himalayan glaciers could melt away by 2035, because he was not personally responsible for that part of the report. "You can't expect me to be personally responsible for every word in a 3,000 page report," he said.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences neither apologizes for its unreserved endorsement of
the IPCC 2007 report, probably using the same argument. Of course, an Academy of Sciences cannot be responsible for whatever science it endorses, and cannot be expected to apologize for endorsing incorrect science...or maybe it can...because the pressure is building up...

What the Geological Society of America can do, is also possible to do for the Royal Academy...

The Spectator has the story: The Global Warming Guerillas:
  • Matt Ridley salutes the bloggers who changed the climate debate. While most of Fleet Street kowtowed to the green lobby, online amateurs uncovered the spin and deception that finally cracked the consensus.
Science is no longer controled by secret societies in closed academies, but now performed in the open blogosphere...amazing...Even Aftonbladet takes the blade from the mouth...and even New York Times...

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