Vicky Pope, "head of climate change advice at the Met Office": "What we have here is a failure to communicate"

“What has changed over the past few months? Certainly not the science.  … [T]he “climategate” e-mails … do not call into question the robustness of the surface temperature record produced by UEA. There are two other independent [NOT!] data sets that show clearly that global-average temperature has increased over the past century and this warming has been particularly rapid since the 1970s.  …

What has not been called into question is the basic science.

The key finding that “warming is unequivocal and very likely due to man’s activities” remains robust.  …

The big difference then, is not in the physics of climate change but the public’s perception of what climate research is all about.

That means it is a communications problem and the blame for that has to lie at least in part with the scientists and in part with the way that science is reported.”  “Research is robust but communication is weak

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  1. yonason Says:

    “What has not been called into question is the basic science.”

    They mucked with and/or lost the raw data. THERE IS NO “BASIC SCIENCE!”

    ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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