2500 scientists?May 16, 2007 at 1:22 am | Posted in Climate science, IPCC, Met Office, NERC, NOAA, TGGWS | 3 Comments
Your interest in verifying IPCC scientists’ biographies is commendable, though to a large degree you are missing the point. The scientists whose curriculum vitae you seek work for world-class organizations in 130+ countries in the world, and the IPCC assessment report is signed off by all participating governments.
You might as well start at the top level. Get a map of the world and colour in all the countries that are represented and who agree with their scientists and the IPCC reports. Get another map and see how many countries you can colour in to represent those scientists who appeared in TGGWS. The difference will become obvious.
The point is that each of the IPCC scientists is working within the world’s scientific community as an individual but also as a member of a world-class science research establishment. These are not amateur guys tinkering around in their backyards measuring temperature and rainfall! They are professionals with professional qualifications and currently hold well-respected positions in many science subjects relevant to the study of climate change.
If you are really interested in digging into details for each country, I suggest you contact the communications contact for the (head of the) respective organisations.
You are approaching this the sceptical way, which is fine, but it makes more work for you by starting with a fine toothcomb and attacking a haystack. You would be better off stepping back a good distance and getting the big picture first.
Why would any scientist want to be included in a programme with the title The Great Global Warming Swindle, when that title is propagandist in itself?! Beats me.
I think you are benignly barking up the wrong tree 😉
Here is my graphic showing the relative numbers of scientists in agreement or disagreement with the overall IPCC assessment report: