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01-12-2012, 12:37 AM
Timothy Carter of the Finnish Environmental Institute wrote in 2000 to three chapter authors with the observation, “It seems that a few people have a very strong say, and no matter how much talking goes on beforehand, the big decisions are made at the eleventh hour by a select core group.” In this case, decisions at the highest levels of what specific figures and conclusions were to appear in the short “summary for policy makers”​—​usually the only part of the IPCC’s multivolume reports that the media and politicians read​—​required changing what appeared in individual chapters, a case of the conclusions driving the findings in the detailed chapters instead of the other way around. This has been a frequent complaint of scientists participating in the IPCC process since the beginning, and the new emails show that even scientists within the “consensus” recognize the problem. Comments such as one from Jonathan Overpeck, writing in 2004 about how to summarize some ocean data in a half-page, reinforce the impression that politics drives the process: “The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what’s included and what is left out.”

rest of the story (http://http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/climategate-part-ii_610926.html?page=1)

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Rockntractor
01-12-2012, 12:50 AM
Hootie won't like this!
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AmPat
01-13-2012, 10:22 AM
“The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what’s included and what is left out.” That's what they did. They decided to follow the Goricle and the Redistribute the Wealth Model, then published exactly that. Right Hootie?