How hard have the Climategate scandals rocked the people pushing global warming? The No. 1 global warmist at the New York Times — Andrew Revkin — now wants Rajendra Pachauri “to take a new approach to discussing climate change or leave the chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.” Andrew Revkin ironically contends that Rajendra Pachauri has lost his objectivity.
Talk about a cueball calling a man bald. Andrew Revkin has pretended to be a reporter for years while pushing this pseudo-science nonsense about man causing the planet to turn into a fiery inferno.
In a breathtakingly surreal column, Andrew Revkin
wrote: “To my eye, Pachauri has strayed too often into policy statements that appear to go well beyond what the panel, in its charter and its new communication plan, is supposed to do ‘to ensure objectivity and transparency as well as safe-guard the IPCC as a policy-relevant but policy-neutral organization.’ Of course, my views are simply those of someone who has relied on the panel as a journalist since it was created as a remarkable experiment in science analysis and communication in 1988.”
Journalist? Andrew Revkin is an advocate. Which makes this next passage all the more comically hypocritical: “Of course, similar issues have arisen when government scientists, most notably James E. Hansen of NASA, have become campaigners for particular policies on emissions and critics of those with other views or agendas. But for the leadership of the climate panel, I see the bar as substantially higher. Hansen, as a citizen and government employee, can interpret the laws on professional obligations and personal rights as he sees fit and deal with the resulting plaudits and attacks. As the panel’s communication plan goes from outline to final form, it’ll be great to see more clarity on how its leaders might work to clarify lines that are far too fuzzy today.”
President Bush should have booted James Hansen when he had the chance. James Hansen is an evangelist, not a scientist.
This is not mere wordplay. I have a great deal of respect for a man who says what he is. In that way, Al Gore gets props. He may be wrong all the time but he does not pretend to be objective, does he? Cowards who feign objectivity when they are advocates deserve all the abuse I can muster.
The IPCC report of 2007 was hailed as final proof that man was causing global warming. Since then we have learned that the science was a manipulated and that press releases from advocacy groups were part of this “research.” It was the World Wildlife Fund, not some glaciologist who came up with that nonsense about the Himalayans being ice-free by 2035.