Noted Climate Scientist Lauds IAC’s Criticism of IPCC in an Open Letter

Posted: September 11, 2010 in global warming fraud

The following is an open letter from a noted AGW skeptical scientist.

________________________________________________________

Dr. Harold T. Shapiro
Chairman
InterAcademy Council to Review the IPCC
359 Wallace Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544

Dear Dr. Shapiro:

Thank you for the time and effort put forth by you and others on the InterAcademy Council in reviewing the policies and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and for the recommendations for change the Council has made.  I hope those suggestions will be implemented and that the IPCC will become more open in its processes and in the compilation of its assessment reports.  It is to this end that I wish to further address you.

Enclosed is a copy of Climate Change Reconsidered: The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which I co-authored with S. Fred Singer in 2009.  To date, the 800-plus page tome is the only comprehensive critique of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report.  It is the product of several years of research involving more than 35 contributing scientists.  I am certain that your report and recommendations would have been significantly enhanced had your committee taken the time to review our work and talk to those of us who have been critical of the IPCC.

As you peruse Climate Change Reconsidered, I hope you will come to understand that there indeed exists a vast body of peer-reviewed scientific literature that has been ignored by the IPCC because it does not support the narrative chosen by the organization’s leaders and Lead Authors.  Your report states, as diplomatically as possible, that the IPCC has conveniently overlooked, if not suppressed, such findings in order to reach what appears to be a pre-determined conclusion with respect to future climate and its impacts on the biosphere.  I fear you have no idea just how much research had to be overlooked and suppressed by the IPCC for them to come to that conclusion.

If the IPCC is to reform itself, it must reach out to the so-called skeptical scientific community and tap the very deep expertise of its members.  I hope you and your colleagues will consider this letter as an olive leaf from one such skeptic hoping to be invited to help improve the process.

With kind regards,

Dr. Craig D. Idso
Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change

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Comments
  1. Devin Mirchi says:

    This kind of thing drives conspiracy theorists crazy: the government shoving global warming and “green” down everyones throats, to stimulate green business, and basically tax everything based on carbon emissions.
    The scary part is that its all true

    • jendo321 says:

      Yup, just follow the money. So glad there are people willing to stand up to the stupid global warming alarmist.

      • Mauricio Alonso says:

        Oh yeah, the Idso brothers. Craig and Keith Idso. Their Center is well known for their anti-IPCC rhetoric. I wonder if their report mentions that they’ve taken a lot of money from Exxon and have both been on the payrolls of the Western Fuels Association for a long, long, long time. I bet their report is completely objective and unbiased.

  2. Mary T says:

    “I fear you have no idea just how much research had to be overlooked and suppressed by the IPCC for them to come to that conclusion.”

    Oh it is so comforting knowing what wonderful people we have in our government, supremely intelligent, with a strong sense of right and wrong. Just grand.

  3. a_engr1948 says:

    Jim, thanks for fighting the good fight. I should be in their swinging with you but I know how you always liked to work alone.

  4. igneous1 says:

    I fear this letter will fall on deaf ears but thank you, sir, for bringing it to light.

  5. t_fish says:

    Devin is right on.

  6. jasperb says:

    We need more people like Dr. Idso to speak up. I also agree 100% with Devin.

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