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Carbon science turmoil

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Those who want us to pay for a carbon tax often claim that scientists agree with them.

Well, another scandal surrounding the Inter-government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has cast more doubt on scientific methodology.

Last month, the IPCC issued a media release that started:

“Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows”.

Soon afterwards, it was widely alleged that a key claim in the IPCC media release was remarkably similar to another by huge, multi-national activist organisation, Greenpeace.

Scientists widely called on the IPCC to confirm that one of its lead authors was, in fact, the same Greenpeace writer who had worked on the Greenpeace information.

The row kept growing with claims that the Greenpeace report had been jointly prepared with the European Renewable Energy Council, which describes itself as ‘the ‘umbrella organisation of the European renewable energy industry’ – in other words, an industry lobby group for sellers.

Dubbed the ‘Greenpeace Karaoke’ by critics, this comes on top of the Climategate affair and the so-called ‘Hockeystick debate’.

Oh yes, as the carbon tax debate hots up, the science behind it all sure is looking solid!


Written by ianandsue

June 20, 2011 at 2:46 am

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