In April, the AP reported that 52 scientists were involved in the writing of the IPCC's final climate report, along with "diplomats from 115 different nations."
quote: The AP reports that a "global carbon tax" is being advocated by panel members at the conference.
quote: SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.
quote: The UN has never prevented a war or conflict, it has only prevented one side from winning, thus prolonging the conflict.
quote: The whole carbon credit scheme should focus more on actual pollution rather than CO2.
quote: Good article.
quote: 52 scientists were involved in the writing of the IPCC's final climate report, along with "diplomats from 115 different nations."
quote: when in reality only a "small core writing team" was responsible for the report text.
quote: Contrary to the impression left by the IPCC Summary reports:- Recent observations of phenomena such as glacial retreats, sea-level rise and the migration of temperature-sensitive species are not evidence for abnormal climate change, for none of these changes has been shown to lie outside the bounds of known natural variability.- The average rate of warming of 0.1 to 0. 2 degrees Celsius per decade recorded by satellites during the late 20th century falls within known natural rates of warming and cooling over the last 10,000 years.- Leading scientists, including some senior IPCC representatives, acknowledge that today's computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th-century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.