Has anyone seen Al Gore? I have not heard from him in months. A couple of weeks ago, Osama Bin Laden gave a speech espousing most of Al Gore’s views. I have the worst feeling about this!
Global warming update: In its 2007 report, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated that 40% of the Amazonian rain forest could be gone in a short time because of climate change. The source cited is not peer-reviewed. Its authors are a public policy analyst, that is, an advocate, and a journalist at the Guardian of London. Neither is a scientist. They did not even try to get their piece published in a real, scholarly, and therefore peer–reviewed journal.
Use of sources not peer-reviewed is forbidden by the UN Panel’s own rules. The fact that the IGPCC violated its own rules does not imply an evil intent but carelessness or zealots’ quasi religious enthusiasm. ( I keep telling you.) I ask myself: How long would I continue to patronize a car mechanic who told this level of untruths?
The story was in the Telegraph, a UK left-wing newspaper, on January 25th. This came up after the 300+ mistake [I talked about last week] about the time it will take for Himalayas glaciers to melt down.
You can find everything including linked to references in Watt’s Up With That “ site, linked to this blog.
Soon on this blog: What’s peer review and why it matters.