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Scientific fraud

By on 8.31.09 | 2:39PM

It seems the UN reads AmSpec blog... and/or the Washington Times, National Review, maybe even ICECAP.US (great global warming site) or the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Or my filings with the EPA?

I say this because it was a month ago today that I began broadcasting in those fora that the UN's IPCC -- the "scientific body" to which Obama's EPA outsourced its decision as to whether Man-made carbon dioxide (plant food) poses an "endangerment" to the planet (really) -- has openly admitted for more than a decade that it "does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters" (cached here).

Apparently someone finally decided that keeping this admission out there wasn't going to help the agenda (is there another possible reading?). So, they lied.

Sometime in the past three weeks, someone at the UN IPCC reinvented the group. Now, its web page states instead of the long-acknowledged truth, the falsehood that "The IPCC is a scientific body."

Well, no, it isn't, and changing a website can't change that fact. (Hint: its "chief scientist" and "chief climatologist", depending on which profile of him you read, is actually an economist and longtime UN functionary. Close enough for supragovernmental work). But, possibly this group funded in great part with U.S. taxpayer dollars might tell us when and how did this mission creep occur?

In the meantime, regardless what you say about yourself IPCC, you still perform no scientific research.

UPDATE: An emailer helpfully notes the following: "It appears they just fiddled around with their website (something that's not all that uncommon with organizations that have too much time on their hands). The admission is still there, but now it's under the organization tab."

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