That's nice of him to admit the scandal is damaging, but he's sticking with the 'consensus' platform. You know. That magical number of scientists that make up the 'consensus.' What is that number again? Oh, that's right...no one has quantified it. I have a list of >31,000 skeptical scientists, and the media NEVER reports on them.
I'm sorry...but the research IS NOT SOLID. It was NEVER solid.
COPENHAGEN (AP) - The U.N.'s top climate official on Sunday conceded that hacked e-mails from climate scientists had damaged the image of global warming research but said evidence of a warming Earth is solid.
In an interview with The Associated Press ahead of the U.N. climate summit starting Monday, Yvo de Boer said the e-mails pilfered from a British university fueled skepticism among those who believe the science is manipulated to exaggerate global warming.
"I think a lot of people are skeptical about this issue in any case," de Boer said. "And then when they have the feeling ... that scientists are manipulating information in a certain direction then of course it causes concern in a number of people to say 'you see I told you so, this is not a real issue.'"