Uploaded on Jan 27, 2010
Alex welcomes back to the show British journalist and novelist James Delingpole. Mr. Delingpole is the author of How to be Right: The Essential Guide to Making Lefty Liberals History, and Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work. He writes for The Times, Daily Telegraph, and as a TV critic for The Spectator. Delingpole regularly posts blogs on The Daily Telegraph website and his personal website. He is a vocal critic of climate change.
After Climategate, Pachaurigate and Glaciergate: Amazongate1
January 26th, 2010
AGW theory is toast. Sos Dr Rajendra Pachauri. Sos the Stern Review. Sos the credibility of the IPCC. But if you think Im cheered by this youre very much mistaken. Im trying to write a Climategate book but the way things are going by the time Im finished there wont be anything left to say: the battle will already have been won and the only people left who still believe in Man Made Global Warming will be the eco-loon equivalents of those wartime Japanese soldiers left abandoned and forgotten on remote Pacific atolls.
Heres the latest development, courtesy of Dr Richard North and its a cracker. It seems that, not content with having lied to us about shrinking glaciers, increasing hurricanes, and rising sea levels, the IPCCs latest assessment report also told us a complete load of porkies about the danger posed by climate change to the Amazon rainforest.
This is to be found in Chapter 13 of the Working Group II report, the same part of the IPCC fourth assessment report in which the Glaciergate claims are made. There, is the startling claim that:
At first sight, the reference looks kosher enough but, following it through, one sees:
This, then appears to be another WWF report, carried out in conjunction with the IUCN The International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The link given is no longer active, but the report is on the IUCN website here. Furthermore, the IUCN along with WWF is another advocacy group and the report is not peer-reviewed. According to IPCC rules, it should not have been used as a primary source.