From the UK’s Daily Mail: “Britain’s secret bid to ‘fix’ UN climate report: Impact on economy is ramped up.”
British officials were last night accused of ‘political interference’ in a crucial report on international climate change.
The economic impact of global warming was ramped up in the final draft by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Shortly before authors wrote the final version, a British Government official passed scientists a note complaining about an earlier, more moderate draft.
The official, from Ed Davey’s Department for Energy and Climate Change, said the economic section of the report was at best an ‘under-estimate’ and at worst ‘completely meaningless’.
The final document, published today in Japan, increases the predicted economic impact of global warming.
Critics said the suggestion of political interference by the Coalition, which set out to be the ‘greenest government ever’, was alarming.
So, the media will be sounding alarms today about the latest hysteria from the UN’s IPCC report on how we’re all gonna die from Climate Change/Global Warming/Every-Possible-Known-Disaster-Is-Our-Fault-If-We-Don’t-Create-A-Carbon-Tax-Regime-To-Make-Certain-Elite-Even-Richer-And-Politicians-More-Powerful.
(Oh, and don’t forget that such plans will effectively kill off lots of people by placing the resources that could keep them alive “off limits.”)
Yet now it is revealed that certain politicians weighed in to the writers BEFORE it was released, demanding more hysteria (isn’t that how science is done these days?):
Tory MP Peter Bone said: “It is always the same with climate change. If the facts don’t suit them, they change it to suit them. A Government official interfering with an independent scientific report is ridiculous. What you want…is what the independent scientific community thinks – not what people want them to say for their political purposes.”
Realize this: Scientists’ major government and other funding is dependent on telling the sponsors what they want to hear. This is like theologians in King Henry VIII’s employ, who needed to tell the sovereign what he wanted to hear, or lose their heads.
Don’t buy it.