New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty aiming to stop average temperatures rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels urgently needs more research,...
UPDATED: with details of the Fraser Institute's planned press conference
A Canadian think tank’s “independent” analysis of the IPCC Summary for Policymakers is based on out-of-date information and is specifically misleading about the nature of the scientific summary that it presumes to criticize, DeSmogBlog.com President James Hoggan said Wednesday.
The Fraser Institute will release their report in London on Feb.5. Here are the details for our UK friends who might be interested in attending:
Date: February 5, 2007
Time: 10am (London time)
Location: The Atrium Restaurant (across from the Houses of Parliament), Four Millbank, Westminster
You can find a copy of the leaked document and a briefing note on the Fraser Institute here.
UPDATE: I've just uploaded a new version of the briefing note, without hyperlinks for those who want to print off a copy. Titled “print version.” (KG)
It is appropriate to concede - on the certainty point, at least - that the Fraser Institute's anti-IPCC Report Summary is correct when it concludes, “…. there will remain an unavoidable element of uncertainty as to the extent that humans are contributing to future climate change, and indeed whether or not such change is a good or bad thing.
The IPCC can say only that there is a “> 90% probability” that humans are causing catastrophic climate change ….