More Global Warming bad science ahead.
As we approach the release of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, the imprudence has already begun.
This is confusing so pay attention. There are two documents of interest.
"IPCC Working Group I Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis."
This would be the upcoming report and would be a section of the Fourth Assessment Report.
The other is:
"Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis, Summary for Policymakers: Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
The later is a recently released document with a very similar title but not the same document. Notice the word summary. This was done deliberately to confuse people, and it works. The media believes this is the definitive report. It is only a summary. It was issued on February 2nd, 2007, and was 21 pages long. This document was riddled with serious errors. On February 5th, 2007 an edited version, 18 pages long, was released.
The actual FAR is being held up at least through April for additional editing. An earlier draft does not agree with the just published summary. Yes only government science could pull this one off. They've released a summary, edited it and re-released it, without releasing the underlying document the summary is based on. A medical research company or science department at a University doing this would have them closed down.
The "IPCC Procedures for the Preparation, Review, Acceptance, Adoption, Approval and Publication of Reports" lists the rules by which the IPCC operates to publish a report. The procedure states "The content of the authored chapters is the responsibility of the Lead Authors, subject to Working Group or Panel acceptance. Changes (other than grammatical or minor editorial changes) made after acceptance by the Working Group or the Panel shall be those necessary to ensure consistency with the Summary for Policymakers or the Overview Chapter." Did you catch that? The report is supposed to be changed to be consistent with the summary. Real science doesn't function this way.
If this global climate change is of such importance and you're prepared to issue a statement based on scientific findings, why not release the findings? Oh, wait, the findings aren't ready yet.
This is becoming tradition. The EPA did the same thing when they declared second hand smoke kills 3000 people each year. They made the statement before their research was completed. Then they doctored the research to meet their statement.
Is there no end?
Consider this account closed. It's disgraceful this site has no function to delete an account. I cannot be part of an organization that seeks only to replace the religion of the god of the bible with the religion of "poor me" bleeding heart liberalism. Rational my ass! Not believing in a god is one thing. A rational view of the rest of the world is something else, which isn't found here.