Tuesday, January 23, 2007

'Smoking gun' report to say global warming here

One of the points that Al Gore made in his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, was the difference in tone of reports and articles from the scientific community vs. the media. He cited an example, where they looked at a significant volume of scientific journals and articles, and counted the percentage that cast doubt on Global warming. The percentage was 0. That's zero. As in none. The same investigation into articles in the media yielded 53% (I'm going on memory here - it might have been 52%) that cast doubt Global Warming.
He cited examples of bureaucrats and politicians editing scientific reports, changing the wording and intent of the original authors.

This article reminded me of that. Here's a small portion of it:
"This segment, written by more than 600 scientists and reviewed by another 600 experts and edited by bureaucrats from 154 countries, includes 'a significantly expanded discussion of observation on the climate,' said co-chair Susan Solomon a senior scientist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
She and other scientists held a telephone briefing on the report Monday.
That report will feature an 'explosion of new data' on observations of current global warming, Solomon said.
Solomon and others wouldn't go into specifics about what the report says.
They said that the 12-page summary for policymakers will be edited in secret word-by-word by governments officials for several days next week and released to the public on February 2. The rest of that first report from scientists will come out months later."[emphasis added]


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