USA SENATORS ECHO FIELDING'S CALL FOR CLIMATE SCIENCE INVESTIGATION
Family First Leader Senator Steve Fielding says 27 US Senators have also called for an independent investigation into IPCC climate science.
Senator Fielding has gained a copy of the US senators letter to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, calling for an investigation similar to the 2004 independent inquiry into the UN's Oil for Food Program.
"The US Senators letter raises huge concerns about wether the IPCC's top scientists have engaged in efforts to manipulate data, defame scientists with opposing viewpoints and evade transparency," Senator Fielding said.
"The recent announcement by the IPCC to investigate the leaked emails is all very well and good, but how that investigation will be structured and implemented remains an open question.
“This isn't just one or two emails - we're talking about claims that several of the UN's top scientists apparently are evading laws requiring transparency."
Senator Fielding says we need to get to the bottom of these serious claims and the call by 27 US Senators vindicates his call for a Royal Commission.
"Given now the huge concerns surrounding the science, the Copenhagen conference could be a complete waste of time if the leaked emails are proven to be genuine as they bring into question the validity of arguments put out by the Rudd Government," Senator Fielding said.
"We owe it to the people who we represent to do everything possible to get to the bottom of these serious claims and that includes looking at the science.
"The last thing the Australian public wants to see is our Prime Minister whacking hard working Australians with a massive new tax when there are huge questions about the science." Senator Fielding said.
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