There’s a lot going on today as the IPCC continues to clash violently with climate reality.
We’ve always suspected that governments had contracted out the results to begin with. In the beginning, the scientists played along. After all the observations nicely followed the model projections for almost 2 decades. But the wanted results are no longer possible to deliver and the observations have long since diverged from the model projections. Now bitter disputes are breaking out between client and provider as a result.
Today Axel Bojanowski at Spiegel here reports:
Dispute with scientists […] Against the will of many scientists, especially delegates of the German government want to keep the pause in global warming of the last 15 years out of the IPCC Report’s summary.”
Hat tip: Ike.
Obviously “many scientists” are starting to have serious second thoughts and are getting queasy about assuming the role of science prostitute, assigned by sleazy pimping governments. This is understandable for any self-respecting scientist. After all, who is ready to go down in history as purchased whore, crackpot scientist?
Bureaucrats schooling experts on what the results are
Picture this: What we have are German politicians from the Ministry of Environment, who have little science background, literally schooling the expert scientists on what the results should be and which ones are important. What’s now happening in Stockholm is the brazen politicization and corruption of science. The picture speaks for itself. That’s why I write using the crude analogies of pimps and (potential) whores.
Leading scientists are contradicting the political delegates. Jochem Marotzke, President of the German Climate Consortium and the leading scientific representative at the negotiations in Stockholm promises: ‘We are going to confront this issue head on.’ The UN IPCC has to accept a discussion about the temperature stop.”
New SPIEGEL survey: only 39% fear global warming!
The SPIEGEL report in general conveys a growing sense of desperation among German delegates. The flagship news magazine writes of waning public concern when it comes to climate change, writing of a “dramatic change in public opinion” shown by a new survey commissioned by SPIEGEL:
Germans no longer have any fear of the impacts of climate change. While in 2006 a clear majority of Germans (62 percent) feared global warming, now it’s only a minority of 39 percent.”