February 11, 2010

The bird man speaketh.

I was reading this article at the CSM sight and came across this paragraph.

Jeff Price, managing director for adaptation for the World Wildlife Fund and a lead author for IPCC reports released in 2001 and 2007, argues that the IPCC already has rules that, if more rigorously enforced, would reduce the already small likelihood of specious data finding their way into IPCC assessments.

Here is Jeff Price and his bio over at WWF by the way.

I just find it the height of hypocrisy that scientist with obvious bias can move back and forth between environmental advocacy groups (he is not alone) and the IPCC and government agencies and nobody sees anything wrong with it. Let a scientist accept a grant from Exxon Mobil and he is accused of being bought and paid for by special interest. As if a person who passionately believes in environmental causes and is employed by organizations that champion those causes is somehow not susceptible to bias ?

It is well past time that special interest be fairly applied to all who are involved with it.
I also find his comment a bit disenguous being as the organization he now works for is the organization that had so much "specious data " inserted into the IPCC report he was a lead author of. This stinks to high heaven.


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