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Friday, April 4, 2008

Solomon: We've been had!

An excerpt from a speech given by Lawrence Solomon to the Enercom Conference on April 2nd, via Energy Probe:

If you're like most people, you haven't heard all this. You have heard, instead, that almost all scientists are in basic agreement with Al Gore and with a UN agency called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is coordinating much of the research on climate change. You have probably also heard that 2000 or 2500 top scientists in the climate change field support the man-made climate change hypothesis. This figure of 2000 to 2500 top scientists has been cited literally thousands of times in the press. This is the main reason that the press provides for there being a consensus on climate change.

Who exactly are these 2500 scientists? To find out, I wrote the Secretariat of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, asking for their names and contact information. The Secretariat wrote back saying that the names are not public but that, in any case, the 2500 scientists were reviewers, not endorsers. These are not endorsers! These scientists are merely people who had offered their professional opinions on one or more of the numerous studies that had gone into the mix. Many agreed. Many, I knew, disagreed, because among the people I had profiled were some of the 2500 reviewers.

In other words, you've been had.
It's encouraging to hear the opinions of Solomon, who is well informed on the issues of climate science. He also offers a great insight into the "energy crunch" facing the Province of Ontario.

It's well worth reading the whole thiing.

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