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January 29, 2010

Whoulda Thunk, More I.P.C.C. Global Warming Fraud

Amazon jungle breathing that "pollutant", CO2.

First the glaciers, now the AMAZON.   The science is settled!

U.N. GLOBAL WARMING REPORT UNDER FRESH ATTACK FOR RAINFOREST CLAIMS

A United Nations report on climate change that has been lambasted for its faulty research is under new attack for yet another instance of what its critics say is sloppy science — adding to a growing scandal that has undermined the credibility of scientists and policymakers who back the U.N.’s  findings about global warming.

In the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), issued in 2007 by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists wrote that 40 percent of the Amazon rainforest in South America was endangered by global warming.

But that assertion was discredited this week when it emerged that the findings were based on numbers from a study by the World Wildlife Federation that had nothing to do with the issue of global warming — and that was written by a freelance journalist and green activist.

The IPCC report states that “up to 40 percent of the Amazonian forests could react drastically to even a slight reduction in precipitation” — highlighting the threat climate change poses to the Earth. The report goes on to say that “it is more probable that forests will be replaced by ecosystems … such as tropical savannas.”

EUReferendum, a blog skeptical of global warming, uncovered the WWF association. It noted that the original “40 percent” figure came from a letter published in the journal Nature that discussed harmful logging activities — and again had  nothing to do with global warming.

“If it is true that IPCC has indeed faked numbers regarding the Amazon, or used unsubstantiated facts, then it is the third nail in the IPCC coffin in less than three months,” Andrew Wheeler, former staff director for the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, told FoxNews.com. “For years, we have been told that the IPCC peer review process is the gold standard in scientific review. It now appears it is more of a fool’s gold process.”

The U.N. did not return calls seeking comment on the scandal.

McKitrick said this is needed because the U.N. acknowledged the inaccuracy of the data only now that its shortcomings have been exposed. “They are admitting what they did only because they were caught,” he told FoxNews.com. “The fact that so many IPCC authors kept silent all this time shows how monumental has been the breach of trust.”

Science!  gentle readers, Science! It’s settled and the debate is over.  Don’t question it, just accept it! lol  This is the kind of global warming news breaking overseas that the U.S. media is actively and intentionally doing everything in its power to cover up (except for Fox News, of course).  After all, President Obama has an energy bill to pass.

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