CANADIAN FINANCIAL POST
Climate science freakout
Terence Corcoran | Dec 21, 2012 8:21 PM ET
Leaked IPCC report sparks needed debate
” …Too late for that, because the AR5 draft is being cited, quoted and distributed all over the globe, creating a new climate science freakout, with skeptics and alarmists at one another’s throats. For those of us who are non-scientists, the result can only be beneficial.
The report, which reviews the fundamental physical science issues and conclusions that supposedly support the global warming policy issues, is not schedule to be released until well into 2013. Assessment reports have been leaked in the past, but this appears to be the first time an IPCC report has received such a full public he-said she-said science review before being released as a final “consensus” document.
I have no intention of trying to wade through or understand the science in the AR5 draft. The point is to highlight and draw attention to the firestorm that’s grown around the leak — over rising temperature estimates, the role of the Sun in climate change, climate models, extreme weather events and other issues. More important, though, is the degree to which the leak demonstrates that the IPCC science-creating system is a flawed system…. “