Saudi Delegates Call For Investigation Into Climategate at Copenhagen Junk Science Summit (Video)
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The Saudi delegates threw hot oil on the junk scientists yesterday at the Copenhagen Summit when they called for an independent investigation into the Climategate scandal:
Russia Today: Saudi Arabia called for an independent investigation into Climategate Monday, warning that the scandal over stolen e-mails threatened to undermine the global-warming negotiations beginning in Copenhagen. We believe this scandal — or what has been referred to as the climategate scandal — we think this is definitely going to affect the nature of what could be trusted in our deliberations, the Saudi Arabian negotiator said.
The junk science summit got off to a rocky start.
The Australian reported:
THE UN Climate Change Summit started this week in Copenhagen with far more dissent than its organisers hoped for from two extremes of the climate change debate
. We had the “grandfather of climate change”, James Hansen, describing the proceedings as counter-productive and “a farce”, while the chief Saudi Arabian negotiator to the summit, Mohammed al-Sabban, doubts the current science and suggests there is no longer any point in seeking agreement to reduce emissions.
It is therefore certain that the global political debate on managing carbon emissions and climate change will continue well beyond the Copenhagen summit. It is to be hoped that the scientific debate is also permitted to continue.
Results released this year suggest that the degree of scientific certainty falls short of that desirable before we set binding targets and dollar values on carbon emissions. Indeed, Tim Flannery, chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council admitted that: “We can’t pretend we have perfect knowledge: we don’t.”
This is a refreshingly honest comment when contrasted with some of the statements in the hacked emails of the Climatic Research Unit, UK, made by leading British and US climate scientists, who were caught with their fingers on the “delete button” when faced with climate data that failed to agree with their computer models.
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