Just in time for the Gores’ divorce presents

Royal Society reexamining its position on global warming.

Britain’s premier scientific institution is being forced to review its statements on climate change after a rebellion by members who question mankind’s contribution to rising temperatures.

The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution’s official position on global warming. It will publish a new “guide to the science of climate change” this summer. The society has been accused by 43 of its Fellows of refusing to accept dissenting views on climate change and exaggerating the degree of certainty that man-made emissions are the main cause.

The society appears to have conceded that it needs to correct previous statements. It said: “Any public perception that science is somehow fully settled is wholly incorrect — there is always room for new observations, theories, measurements.” This contradicts a comment by the society’s previous president, Lord May, who was once quoted as saying: “The debate on climate change is over.”

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  1. Anonymous

    Donate some Net Jets hours to Al’s nonprofit so the taxpayer can involuntarily subsidize a “good cause” and global warming in one fell swoop

  2. Inagua

    Al Gore is lucky you are still willing to kick him around. He is on his way to the kind of polite indifference that the media gives its failed Alarmist Heroes. A generation ago Paul Erlich and the population/starvation scare occupied the same media space recently filled by Al Gore and Global Warming. Erlich is still alive and well, but virtually nobody pays any attention to him anymore.

  3. pulled up in OG

    Nitwits still questioning Darwin 150 years later, so what else is new?

    “Alan Rudge, a society Fellow and former member of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee, is one of the leaders of the rebellion who gathered signatures on a petition sent to Lord Rees, the society president.

    Sir Alan, 72, an electrical engineer, is a member of the advisory council of the climate sceptic think-tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

    He refused to name the other signatories but admitted that few of them had worked directly in climate science and many were retired.”

    [Ed: the rest of the quote:} “One of the reasons people like myself are willing to put our heads above the parapet is that our careers are not at risk from being labelled a denier or flat-Earther because we say the science is not settled. The bullying of people into silence has unfortunately been effective.”

  4. Helsa Poppin

    Speaking of the Gores, did you see that they recently bought yet another “luxury property,” this one in California:

    http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-hotprop-gore-20100428,0,4103538.story

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/17/photos-al-goree-new-8875_n_579286.html#comments

    They buy a huge, ecologically wasteful house (with a view of the rapidly rising ocean) then separate within a few weeks? There’s a very juicy story here.

  5. pulled up in OG

    . . . and an electrical engineer is as qualified as you or I.

  6. pulled up in OG

    . . . that would be a warming pile, Chris : )