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.
How could I not be disappointed by the seemingly endless news stories about climate science being – well, less certain than we had previously been assured? By the implication that the sainted IPPC has taken a bit of a punt in arriving at some of its conclusions?
This statement is from Times writer John-Paul Flintoff . He’s been writing as a “green” advocate (still does) and supporter of man-made global warming theory for at least 5 years. The Times has long been a supporter of the theory as “settled science”. However, in Britain the public opinion has shifted dramatically as every revelation comes in, one after the next, showing the flawed and deceptive “science” so wrapped up in politics. The Times has felt the burn. The comments sections are filled with people fed up with being lied to. So The Times is pivoting it’s position–trying to stand back and see where this leads–afraid of losing their own credibility along with the IPCC.