IPCC Report Leaks -- As Usual -- Into Spinosphere

"A WikiLeaks-style Web dump of drafts of the 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides fresh evidence that the organization’s policies and procedures are a terrible fit for an era in which transparency will increasingly be enforced on organizations working on consequential energy and environmental issues."

"The documents were posted today at Stopgreensuicide.com [see addendum], a Web site launched by Alec Rawls, a passionate foe of restrictions on greenhouse gases (with a very quirky pedigree) who signed up — like almost anyone could — to be one of 800 reviewers offering more than 30,000 comments on this draft report, which focuses on the basic science examining the extent of the human influence on the climate system.

The drafts, on everything from the quality of climate models to measurements of sea level rise and Arctic ice loss, have plenty for anyone with an agenda related to global warming. Critics of aggressive action to cut greenhouse gases, Rawls included, are focusing on language relating to solar influences on climate. [10:19 p.m. | Updated The Web site Skeptical Science has deconstructed, and largely de-fanged, the idea there's something big here.]"

Andrew C. Revkin reports in his Dot Earth blog via the New York Times December 13, 2012, with numerous updates. The stopgreensuicide.com website was down as this was posted.


"Major IPCC Report Draft Leaked Then Cherry-Picked By Climate Sceptics" (DeSmogBlog)

"IPCC Report Leaked, Again" (Stoat)

Source: Dot Earth, 12/14/2012