Monday, February 15, 2010

IPCC ex-chairman Robert Watson calls for review of climate change mistakes

Following on from the Revelations of Phil Jones yesterday we now have the last chairman of the IPCC, Australian Prof Robert Jones, saying that if all the errors by the IPCC report were innocent they wouldn’t all be in favour of warming, according to the Australian newspaper. Have I just woken up in some kind of alternate universe? Quoting from the Australian:

“Robert Watson said that all the errors exposed so far in the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) resulted in overstatements of the severity of the problem.

Professor Watson, currently chief scientific adviser to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said that if the errors had just been innocent mistakes, as has been claimed by current chairman Rajendra Pachauri, some would probably have understated the impact of climate change.
The errors have emerged in the past month after simple checking of the sources cited by the 2500 scientists who produced the report.”
The rub is that Watson wants to get together with Gore to form a new group to restore the credibility of climate science. I would humbly suggest that if restoring credibility is your goal then Al Gore is not your man. But what would I know.

“Professor Watson has held discussions with Al Gore, the former US Vice-President, about creating a new climate research group to supplement the work of the IPCC and to help restore the credibility of climate science.”
After what Prof Phil Jones had to say to the BBC yesterday (see yesterday's post) why are we even considering throwing good money after bad? The game is up fella’s. Now can we get back to building space stations and such and forget about messing with graphs based on “adjusted” data. What a shameful waste of time and money. The only evidence Phil had for man made warming is that he doesn’t know what’s causing (which isn't suprising for such a complex dynamic system) it so it must be man. That is not evidence. That is a rort.

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