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April 05th 2012 print

Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks & William Kininmonth

What’s wrong with the science?

Something is very wrong with the way in which scientific policy regarding climate change is being delivered to the Australian government.

Analysis of March, 2012, reports by CSIRO/BOM
and the Climate Commission

On March 13-14, 2012, two new reports regarding global warming and climate change were released by CSIRO/BOM and the Climate Commission.

We provide an itemised discussion and critique of the major or key points made in these reports. The reports contain no new science and mostly recycle earlier speculative arguments that dangerous global warming is occurring, or is likely to occur.


Our analysis finds no evidence that dangerous global warming is occurring; nor that human carbon dioxide emissions will cause such warming in future; nor that recent Australian climate-related events lay outside normal climate variability; nor that reducing carbon dioxide emissions will have any discernible impact on future climate.


Clearly, something is very wrong with the way in which scientific policy regarding climate change (and, for that matter, other environmental issues) is being delivered to the Australian government. Almost equally disturbing is that mainstream Australian media sources now display an almost complete incapacity to assess environmental matters objectively.

Is there any substantive new science in the science agency reports? No.

Is there any merit in the arguments for dangerous warming that are advanced in the reports? No.

Did any mainstream media organisation question the recommendations in the reports in their mainline news reporting? No.

Was there any need for, or purpose served, by the reports? Yes, but only the political one of attempting to give credence to the impending collection of carbon dioxide tax.

 

Download the detailed analysis of the CSIRO/BOM and Climate Commission reports (pdf) here…