Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Caesar

Africagate: top British scientist says

7 posts in this topic

A LEADING British government scientist has warned the United Nations’ climate panel to tackle its blunders or lose all credibility.

Robert Watson, chief scientist at Defra, the environment ministry, who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002, was speaking after more potential inaccuracies emerged in the IPCC’s 2007 benchmark report on global warming.

The most important is a claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020, a remarkably short time for such a dramatic change.

arrow3.gifRead more...

It never ends

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It never ends

Perhaps not.... but when editorial staff start making counter claims then I think I know which body I would tend to believe!!! Not Rocket Science.

From that editorial:

Speaking at the 2008 global climate talks in Poznan, Poland, Pachauri said: "In some countries of Africa, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by 50% by 2020." In a speech last July, Ban said: "Yields from rain-fed agriculture could fall by half in some African countries over the next 10 years."

Highlighting mine.

Any Aussie care to say why Climate Change is not happening - after all in Oz everything is peachy is it not? A Continent wide drought, unprecedented - nah, must be wrong.

Edited by keithisco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a reasonable claim made by a climate scientist from the potentially effected area. The fact that the IPCC used it as an authoritive source without peer review is however very unfortunate.

Br Cornelius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a reasonable claim made by a climate scientist from the potentially effected area. The fact that the IPCC used it as an authoritive source without peer review is however very unfortunate.

Br Cornelius

We see this in just about every report by the IPCC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Speaking at the 2008 global climate talks in Poznan, Poland, Pachauri said: "In some countries of Africa, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by 50% by 2020." In a speech last July, Ban said: "Yields from rain-fed agriculture could fall by half in some African countries over the next 10 years."

Any Aussie care to say why Climate Change is not happening - after all in Oz everything is peachy is it not? A Continent wide drought, unprecedented - nah, must be wrong.

Que`?

Australia is not in Africa.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're political, not scientific. Too many politicians don't think, they just act. Ignore the IPCC and find sources on both sides that have said, "IPCC, we disown you, dig a hole and die."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.