The Royal Society, Britain's top scientific organisation, is reviewing its position on climate change after receiving a complaint from 43 of its 1,361 fellows, according to the BBC News.
According to the BBC report, the fellows were angered by a policy document known as 'Climate Change Controversies
', which seeks to "help non-experts better understand some of the debates in this complex area of science". In their complaint to the society, the fellows say that the document is too dismissive of recent attacks on our current understanding of climate change.
Several of the fellows, who appear to be climate sceptics or 'agnostics', were willing to talk to BBC environment reporter Roger Harrabin, but interestingly, none of them were willing to comment on-the-record. I must say that I'm a little surprised by that. Fellows of the Royal Society are well-respected senior scientists. Presumably if they have an objection as important as this, they should be in a strong position to speak out publically about it.
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Also see The Times - Rebel scientists force Royal Society to accept climate change scepticism
by Ben Webster, Environment Editor, The Times