Tuesday, October 01, 2013

My reaction to the new IPCC Summary for Policymakers report

I had started planning a detailed response to the SPM, pointing out that it is actually pretty supportive of the sceptical case and incredibly uncertain in many areas.

Then I saw some of the irrational, hysterical reactions across the usual suspects in the alarmist press, many of whom have made claims that DO NOT APPEAR AT ALL in the IPCC document. Many are also unbelievably willful distortions. I recommend to everyone reading it for yourselves - its just 36 pages and then compare with what others are saying it says. 

There are so many crazy reactions, I'm sure you've already seen many of them. Here is one of the funniest.

Given that so many of the irresponsible, hysterical responses are shamefully from people who should know better (including university "professors"), I thought I'd post my response to them instead. It's better than they deserve:

1 comment:

geoffchambers said...

Great idea, but where are the 36 pages?
Paul Matthews, maths lecturer at Nottingham, has a blog on AR5,
https://ipccreport.wordpress.com/
and Mike Jackson has started a discussion thread at BishopHill on what to do next. A centralised source, or at least a list of relevant blog articles, would be useful.