August 31, 2010

More "climate change" hilarity

"Settled science":

Two years ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made the claim which it said was based on detailed research into the impact of global warming. But the IPCC have since admitted it was based on a report written in a science journal and even the scientist who was the subject of the original story admits it was not based on fact.

The article, in the New Scientist, was not even based on a research paper - it evolved from a short telephone interview with the academic. Dr Syed Hasnain, an Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, said that the claim was "speculation" and was not supported by any formal research.

Meanwhile, add poison ivy to the things for which global warming can be blamed:

“It is a good year for poison ivy,” said Alonso Abugattas, the acting director of the Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. “We’ve noticed it more in our park. I think it’s the timing of the rain.”

Or it may have to do with increasing carbon dioxide, or CO2, levels in the atmosphere, said Jacqueline Mohan, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology.

I wonder if Ms. Mohan was interviewed by telephone too?

Posted by Hube at August 31, 2010 04:54 PM | TrackBack

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True, "researchers" like these undermine the authority of possibly reputable organizations. Or, perhaps, this is done on purpose in orer to shatter credibility of IPCC?

Posted by: David at September 1, 2010 07:40 AM

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