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UN climate chief plays down scandals

DAVOS, Switzerland – U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer says recent scandals over climate data are unfortunate but don't discredit the view that the earth is warming and humans must act.

De Boer, in an interview with The Associated Press at the World Economic Forum, said, "what's happened, it's unfortunate, it's bad, it's wrong, but I don't think it has damaged the basic science."

Global warming skeptics have been reinvigorated since a report warning Himalayan glaciers could be gone by 2035 TURNED OUT TO BE OFF BY HUNDREDS OF YEARS, and by leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's climate science unit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100129/ap_on_bi_ge/davos_forum_climate_change

Question: Can we trust scientists who publish reports that are off by hundreds (yes, hundredS!) of years, and then take two years after it is published to admit their mistake?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • When scientist who are suppose to be all about the research and letting it take you where it takes you and not out to prove anything, these people shut out any publication of studies that contradicts their findings is suspicious. It completely shows a lack of respect for the scientific process and the ethic guidelines of research which any of you who have done any graduate study must sign. There is something stinky in Denmark me thinks.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:25 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • No whoever wants to can but I do not
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:59 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Well of COURSE he does...there's too much fear-mongering left to do, and too much money to made!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:41 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • "There is something stinky in Denmark me thinks. " LOL!

    I agree. It seems like so much of what the climate scientists say seem to be wild guesses. Obama's science czar, Holdren, wrote a book predicting an ice age back in the 70s. Then he changes his mind and predicts global warming. What will he predict 10 years from now?
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:04 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • DAVOS, Switzerland – U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer says recent scandals over climate data are unfortunate but don't discredit the view that the earth is warming and humans must act.


    He's right. The facts speak for themselves and whether or not some scientists emailed about trying to cover up or deny anomalies is unfortunate but does not change the validity of the data.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 1:04 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • He's right. The facts speak for themselves and whether or not some scientists emailed about trying to cover up or deny anomalies is unfortunate but does not change the validity of the data. _______________________________________________________


    DOH! It's not just about the emails! There have been several other things as well. This past week it was discovered that UN data regarding the disappearance of the rain forests in the Amazon was based on an article about FOREST FIRES.


    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/28/save-rainforest-climate-change-scandal-chopped-facts/


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

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