"Climate Skeptics Exploiting Scandal: US Envoy"

"The US pointman on climate change on Tuesday accused vested interests of exploiting scientific scandals and pledged to act even if China and India balk at the controversial Copenhagen accord.

Todd Stern, the US special envoy on climate issues, downplayed recent revelations about a landmark 2007 study by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that warned of dire consequences from global warming.

'What you do see sometimes is that people who have an agenda that is directed toward undermining action on climate change
grab whatever tidbit they can find,' Stern told reporters.

'What should not happen is that any individual mistakes, typos, whatever they might be, be taken to undermine the very fundamental record that exists from scientists all over the world and from observed data from all over the world that this is a quite serious and growing problem,' he said."

AFP had the story February 16, 2010.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010