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February 23, 2007 Responds

Posted to Author: Pielke Jr., R. | Climate Change

Here is the prompt and satisfactory response I received late today:

We regret that your views were misrepresented on, and have removed the post.

The intent of the site is to follow the conversation around the IPCC
report and, where mischaracterizations about the report are made,
clearly and directly present the IPCC findings. We stand behind our
presentation of the IPCC report findings.

We regret the error.


Joel Finkelstein

Posted on February 23, 2007 08:15 PM



IPCCFacts did not correct the reports on the IPCC in the Guardian or FT Deutschland. In fact, when I browsed your website, you only corrected those media reports that say "the IPCC did not ring the alarm bell". This does not square with the above mission statement of IPCCFacts.

Posted by: Richard Tol at February 24, 2007 02:34 AM

...well, it would have been nice if they had posted a correction, and left it up for a few weeks, noting their mischaracterizations and apologies on their site so that anyone who has already been mislead by the original document could find it.

Newspapers and magazines do it all the time.

But they've probably already accomplished what they originally set out to do.

Posted by: bubba at February 24, 2007 03:03 PM

Have we seen a correction from the IPCC regarding their misuse of the now discredited "hockey stick" graph. It was the smoking gun in the last report but left out of this years report.

Posted by: charlesH at February 25, 2007 08:25 AM

CharlesH, one of the lead authors of the paleoclimate chapter in 4AR said in an interview that the hockeystick is still there, but now represented as the other 14 or so studies that show the same (see for more on those). He also said that the spaghettigraph of those studies was not shown in the 4AR because it was a bit hard to explain to politicians....

See my translation of the Norwegin interview here (comment #14):

Posted by: Anders Valland at February 26, 2007 01:39 AM

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