UN IPCC head Rajendra K Pachauri, who is not a climate scientist, recently admitted
“We are an intergovernmental body and we do what the governments of the world want us to do. If the governments decide we should do things differently and come up with a vastly different set of products we would be at their beck and call.”
The UK Daily Mail reports
Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed.
A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft.
Published next week, it is expected to address the fact that 1998 was the hottest year on record and world temperatures have not yet exceeded it, which scientists have so far struggled to explain.
But leaked documents seen by the Associated Press, yesterday revealed deep concerns among politicians about a lack of global warming over the past few years.
Germany called for the references to the slowdown in warming to be deleted, saying looking at a time span of just 10 or 15 years was ‘misleading’ and they should focus on decades or centuries.
Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change.
Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for statistics, as it was exceptionally warm and makes the graph look flat – and suggested using 1999 or 2000 instead to give a more upward-pointing curve.
The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the ‘leading hypothesis’ among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean – which has got hotter.
How many times have I and other climate realist bloggers noted that this whole thing is about politics, not science? This is just more substantiation of that fact.
But, fine, they don’t want to use 1998? How about 1990? The UN IPCC prognosticated that warming would be .5F between 1990 and 2012. The reality? 0.28F. Phil Jones admitted that there was no “statistically significant” warming since 1995. And let’s not forget that this whole hysteria was based on a warming trend of 12 years. Since the 1850’s the Earth has warmed around 1.4F.
Let’s be clear: climate realists do not argue against the notion that the Earth has warmed. It has. We debate the causation. Warmists say it is mostly/solely the actions of mankind. Realists say it is mostly/solely (I come down on the mostly side) nature. You don’t see our side hiding data, changing data, coming up with wild excuses, etc.