Leftist physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, a former professor and environmental science researcher has bailed on his fellow global warmers, saying the movement is nothing more than a "corrupt social phenomenon," and "an imaginary problem of the First World middleclass." At the same time, the InterAcademy Council has released a damning report on the inefficiencies of the University of East Anglia (UEA) Climate Research Unit (CRU), and the U.N.'s InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). See Dr. Rancourt in a video below.
The climate change fraud created a firestorm of interest, public amazement, and prompted a deeper investigation after David Holland of the InterAcademy Council tried unsuccessfully to get the IPCC and the CRU to submit the science behind their findings. When emails were released showing a maniacal quest using flawed and tampered-with research to show man-made global warming, the InterAcademy Council (IAC) determined the learn the truth, even as the IPCC did all it could not to co-operate.
Read a transcript from ClimateDepot of Dr. Denis Rancourt's comments or watch the video below. Here is one gratifying tidbit from Rancourt, who muses that Al Gore is working for someone else to push global warming - that Gore is not really invested in the belief.
Rancourt expresses hostility for Al Gore's "documentary" An Inconvenient Truth. Just my guess, but as a scientist, he is likely hostile about Al's Nobel as well. The film made him ill. [paraphrased]David Holland is releasing the findings of the IAC investigation. According to Holland, The University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit is "not fit for the purpose," and he suggests "substantial" changes be made.
The IAC, which comprises the world’s top science academies including the UK’s Royal Society, made recommendations to the IPCC to “enhance its credibility and independence” after the Himalayan glaciers report, which severely damaged the reputation of climate science.
It condemned the panel – set up by the UN to ensure world leaders had the best scientific advice on climate change – for its “slow and inadequate response” after the damaging errors emerged.
Among the blunders in the 2007 report were claims that 55 per cent of the Netherlands was below sea level when the figure is 26 per cent.
It also claimed that water supplies for between 75 million and 250 million people in Africa will be at risk by 2020 due to climate change, but the real range is between 90 and 220 million.
The claim that glaciers would melt by 2035 was also rejected.
Professor Julian Dowdeswell of Cambridge University said: “The average glacier is 1,000ft thick so to melt one at 15ft a year would take 60 years. That is faster than anything we are seeing now so the idea of losing it all by 2035 is unrealistic.”
In yesterday’s report, the IAC said: “The IPCC needs to reform its management structure and strengthen its procedures to handle ever larger and increasingly complex climate assessments as well as the more intense public scrutiny coming from a world grappling with how to respond to climate change.”
The review also cast doubt on the future of IPCC chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri.
Earlier this year, the Daily Express reported how he had no climate science qualifications but held a PhD in economics and was a former railway engineer.
Dr Pachauri has been accused of a conflict of interest, which he denies, after it emerged that he has business interests attracting millions of pounds in funding. One, the Energy Research Institute, is set to receive up to £10million in grants from taxpayers over the next five years.
Speaking after the review was released yesterday, Dr Pachauri said: “We have the highest confidence in the science behind our assessments.
“The scientific community agrees that climate change is real. Greenhouse gases have increased as a result of human activities and now far exceed pre-industrial values.”The IPCC's Dr. Pachauri remains adamant that he is uniquely qualified and there is no conflict of interest while he raises funds for his own Energy Research Institute. He also says the warmers have "the highest confidence in the science behind their assessments," even though that science is shown to be manipulated, lied about and the "scientists" entirely corrupt. More at Climate Science. More at Watts Up With That? More at AllPainNoGain.
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