[asa] ‘Corruption of Science’

From: Janice Matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri Feb 02 2007 - 13:29:05 EST

Sorry for the double post - I have no idea why
the subject line didn't show up in the first post below. ~ Janice

At 12:47 PM 2/2/2007, Janice Matchett wrote:
>More ~ Janice
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>February 2, 2007
>UN IPCC Summary For Policymakers ‘Corruption of Science’
>W*shington – Sen. James Inhofe, (R-Okla.),
>Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works
>Committee, today commented on the UN
>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s
>(IPCC) Fourth Assessment Summary for Policymakers.
>"This is a political document, not a scientific
>report, and it is a shining example of the
>corruption of science for political gain. The
>media has failed to report that the IPCC Summary
>for Policymakers was not approved by scientists
>but by UN political delegates and bureaucrats,"
>S*nator Inhofe said. The IPCC is only releasing
>the Summary for Policymakers today, not the
>actual scientific report which is not due out until May 2007.
>"This is nothing new. On November 15th, 2005, I
>addressed my colleagues in the United
>StatesS*nate to express the importance of
>returning integrity to the processes that govern
>the work of the IPCC. I outlined several
>concrete proposals to reform the IPCC process
>during this S*nate Floor address and in a
>subsequent follow-up letter to the IPCC
>chairman," Senator Inhofe said. (Link)
>"On December 7, 2005, I followed up my speech
>with a letter to the IPCC Chairman noting that
>the ‘science had been manipulated in order to
>reach a predetermined conclusion.’ Sadly, the
>IPCC has refused to make any of the reforms
>necessary to ensure scientific integrity,"
>S*nator Inhofe added. (Link)
>"The UN guidelines themselves mandate that the
>science be altered to conform to the Summary for
>Policymakers which is not approved by the
>scientists, but by political delegates of the UN," Senator Inhofe said.
>The IPCC concedes it alters the underlying
>scientific conclusions on page 4 of "Appendix A
>to the Principles Governing IPCC Work":
>"Changes (other than grammatical or minor
>editorial changes) made after acceptance by the
>Working Group or the Panel shall be those
>necessary to ensure consistency with the Summary
>for Policymakers or the Overview Chapter." (Link
>- PDF <http://www.ipcc.ch/about/app-a.pdf>http://www.ipcc.ch/about/app-a.pdf )
>"You don’t need to look any farther than
>yesterday’s AP article about the UN IPCC meeting
>in Paris where political delegates are arguing
>about the final wording of the Summary for
>Policymakers. Riibeta Abeta of the island nation
>Kiribati, openly admitted to the AP that the
>Summary for Policymakers is designed to convince
>world leaders to take action. ‘The purpose is to
>get [policymakers] moving,’ Abeta said,
>according to the AP," S*nator Inhofe explained.
>(Link to AP article)
>Web Link to Inhofe Statement:

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