Information leaked from a report compiled by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that heat from the sun may play a larger role in increasing the Earth’s temperatures than previously thought.
Fox News, which released the story, identified the source as Alec Rawls, who posts on a blog called StopGreenSuicide.com. Rawls told FoxNews.com, “Even after the IPCC acknowledges extensive evidence for ... solar forcing beyond what they included in their models, they still make no attempt to account for this omission in their predictions. ... It's insane.
Fox noted that Rawls blames the UN for burying its point about the effect of the solar energy on climate change in Chapter 11 of its report.
A visit to StopGreenSuicide.com reveals a post that Rawls made last December 13 in which he states that he participated in an “expert review” of the IPCC report, called “AR5, Working Group 1,” and that he believes he is fully justified in leaking the full draft of the report to the public. Rawls weighed the ethical pros and cons of leaking the report carefully, saying that “The ethics of leaking tax-payer funded documents requires weighing the ‘public's right to know’ against any harm to the public interest that may result.”
In making his case, Rawls cited a statement from Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, that the UN’s climate agency was exerting considerable influence on national governments to engage in centralized transformation of their societal infrastructures. Said Figueres:
We are inspiring government, private sector, and civil society to [make] the biggest transformation that they have ever undertaken. The Industrial Revolution was also a transformation, but it wasn’t a guided transformation from a centralized policy perspective. This is a centralized transformation that is taking place because governments have decided that they need to listen to science.
To which Rawls comments:
So may we please see this "science" on the basis of which our existing energy infrastructure is to be ripped out in favor of non-existent "green" energy? The only reason for secrecy in the first place is to enhance the UN's political control over a scientific story line that is aimed explicitly at policy makers. Thus the drafts ought to fall within the reach of the Freedom of Information Act.
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