Sunday, April 27, 2014

Top climate expert's sensational claim of government meddling in crucial UN report

Officials from all main countries 'insisted on changes in late-night meeting' - Intervention amounts to 'serious conflict of interest', claims Harvard professor - IPCC reports are supposed to be independent as they help shape policy

By David Rose 26 April 2014
A top US academic has dramatically revealed how government officials forced him to change a hugely influential scientific report on climate change to suit their own interests.   Harvard professor Robert Stavins electrified the worldwide debate on climate change on Friday by sensationally publishing a letter online in which he spelled out the astonishing interference.

 He said the officials, representing ‘all the main countries and regions of the world’ insisted on the changes in a late-night meeting at a Berlin conference centre two weeks ago.  Three quarters of the original version of the document ended up being deleted.

Prof. Stavins claimed the intervention amounted to a serious ‘conflict of interest’ between scientists and governments. His revelation is significant because it is rare for climate change experts to publicly question the process behind the compilation of reports on the subject......T0 Read More....

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