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IPCC in the crosshairs

By Juliet Eilperin

The controversy over what to make of the errors that just surfaced in the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report isn't going away anytime soon. So Post Carbon offers a couple of new takes on the subject.

If you're a climate skeptic and you want some red meat, you can either read or watch Sen. James M. Inhofe's (R-Okla.) Thursday speech on the "Crisis of Confidence in the IPCC." A quick excerpt:

"So again, here we have the 'gold standard' of climate research; here we have a body that was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2007. How can the world's preeminent climate body fall victim to such inaccuracy, and, it must be said, outright fraud?"

None of the scientists who have highlighted the recent mistakes has used the term "fraud" to describe them, but no matter. If you want to read the actual statements that are at issue and understand the story behind each one, the Union of Concerned Scientists has published a series of fact sheets on the allegations. This is a useful guidepost to what is admittedly a confusing subject.

And if you're on the left end on the spectrum, you might want to check out the blog post by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. She offers a full-throated defense of the IPCC and its chairman, Rajendra K. Pachauri.


Juliet Eilperin

 |  February 11, 2010; 7:10 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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And if you REALLY want to know about scandals within the Warmer fraud, you certainly wouldn't read anything by Juliet Eilperin's who's job it is to spike any story that doesn't bow before Gorism.

No, if you want the real story, try:

WHen is the POst ombudsman going to look into Eilperin's adovocacy "journalism"?

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | February 12, 2010 8:48 AM
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