The problem with the IPCC is not that some of its science is dodgy, but the fact that it elevates science per se above politics and democracy.
Brendan O’Neill - 4 February 2010
In recent weeks there has been a rare meeting of minds between climate-change sceptics and climate-change alarmists.
Both the doubters of green-leaning end-of-the-worldism and the promoters of green-infused stories of doom agree that the main problem with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is that some of its science is duff. Seriously duff. They might reach different conclusions as a result of their critique of the IPCC’s bad science – the sceptics argue that the IPCC is completely untrustworthy; the alarmists say there just needs to be a ‘spring clean’ of the IPCC’s scientific closet - but these normally horn-locked camps agree on the central premise: that the problem is dodgy science.