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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Playing the numbers game.

Obligatory disclaimer...

One of the biggest myths surrounding global warming/catastrophic climate change is that over 2000 scientists contributing to the IPCC reports agree. Here's an explanation of the numbers, and who gets the final say.

IPCC must come clean on real numbers of scientist supporters
The UN Climate Change Numbers Hoax
By Tom Harris: John McLean Friday, December 14, 2007


An example of rampant misrepresentation of IPCC reports is the frequent assertion that ‘hundreds of IPCC scientists’ are known to support the following statement, arguably the most important of the WG I report, namely “Greenhouse gas forcing has very likely caused most of the observed global warming over the last 50 years.”

In total, only 62 scientists reviewed the chapter in which this statement appears, the critical chapter 9, “Understanding and Attributing Climate Change”. Of the comments received from the 62 reviewers of this critical chapter, almost 60% of them were rejected by IPCC editors. And of the 62 expert reviewers of this chapter, 55 had serious vested interest, leaving only seven expert reviewers who appear impartial.


  1. Anonymous10:01 PM

    Thanks for highlighting our piece! Here also is the open letter to the UN Secretary General on the climate change issue:


    Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (thermofluids)
    Executive Director
    Natural Resources Stewardship Project
    P.O. Box 23013
    Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4E2


  2. Glad to do so! And thanks for stopping by and leaving the link for me. I'll go update that post now.


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