2500 scientists?

May 16, 2007 at 1:22 am | Posted in Climate science, IPCC, Met Office, NERC, NOAA, TGGWS | 3 Comments

Hello 2500scientists,

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:

Climate Change is no joke.

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  1. Hello,

    “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.”

    Yes, this seems to be the standard line, but I haven’t seen anyone produce any evidence to actually show this (either way, I start this project with an open mind, if by the end they are all well respected professors than I will be happy with the current media representation).

    Thanks for your interest though, it might be useful to “crowd source” some of my project, maybe ‘wiki style’ to help get through the work load – anyone out there interested?

  2. You win the award for new-speak award for double-think reversal of the facts. The vast majority of scientists, 31,000+ (all real scientists) compared to your puny list of virtually no real scientists (since when are lobbyists and journalists “scientists”?) state that the minuscule and temporary global warming is not man made. Not only that, but there is nothing man can do to change it.

  3. Dear George,

    Welcome back! I enjoyed Animal Farm and 1984 immensely. You are the second author to come back from the dead to visit me. The last one to write to me was The Bard himself!


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