Posted on 2011/06/02 by Rudolf Výborný
SCIENTIFIC INCOMPETENCE FROM THE CLIMATE COMMISSION
from Professor Robert M. Carter
Please find attached copies of two files, within which some key conclusions are highlighted in yellow. The files correspond to a 2-part article that has been released today (30-05) at Quadrant Online: http://www.quadrant.org.au/
The 2-part article comprises a scientific audit of Professor Will Steffen’s summary report (The Critical Decade, released through the Climate Commission last week) by Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks and William Kininmonth. See also:
This audit has been undertaken by four of Australia’s most experienced, independent climate scientists. It raises three key issues:
(i) The Critical Decade contains no substantial new science, but instead comprises a rehash of material contained in the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report. Given the widely known inadequacies of the IPCC and its advice, the new Steffen Report It is completely unsuitable as a basis for the policy formulation that is currently underway in the Multi-party Committee in Canberra.
(ii) The scientific deficiencies of IPCC (and therefore government) advice has been detailed repeatedly before by the same group of senior scientists, in the earlier due diligence reports listed at: http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2011/04/due-diligence-reports
These audits have received little coverage in the press, which has allowed the government and its advisors to completely ignore them.
(iii) Additionally, all MPs, Senators and members of the MCCC were provided with a copy of the earlier critique (April 25) that dismantled Steffen’s Nov. 10 last scientific briefing of the MCCC. So far as I known, not a single member of that committee, or for that matter any other parliamentarian or media outlet, has referred to that critique in public.
As Michael Connor has raised on the Quadrant Online home page – will the government yet again deal with this constructive, considered and professional criticism simply by ignoring it?
The answer is “Yes, they will, unless media questioning forces them to respond”.
Given the importance of the matter of climate policy, and carbon dioxide taxation, to the well being of all Australians, and to the current Australian political scene, I will appreciate any attention and coverage that you can give to these independent climate science audit reports – especially the latest.