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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:07 PM
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Oz Lead IPCC Author - Skeptics "Don't Have Day Jobs", Can Work Full-Time On Deception, Distortion
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Professor Pitman was a lead author on the IPCC's 2001 and 2007 reports. He is also the co-director of the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Professor Pitman says sceptics have used the IPCC's error to skew the climate change debate. "Climate scientists are losing the fight with the sceptics," he said.

"The sceptics are so well funded, so well organised. "They have nothing else to do. They don't have day jobs so they can put all their efforts into misinforming and miscommunicating climate science to the general public, whereas the climate scientists have day jobs and actually isn't one of them. All of the efforts you do in an IPCC report is done out of hours, voluntarily, for no funding and no pay, whereas the sceptics are being funded to put out full-scale misinformation campaigns and are doing a damn good job, I think. They are doing a superb job at misinforming and miscommunicating the general public, state and federal governments."

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Professor Pitman has also played down the significance of the error in the IPCC's report. "There are two paragraphs that have been questioned in a 1600-page document," he said. "After two years, people have been going over that report with considerable care and have found a couple of errors of fact in a 1600-page document.

"I mean, we ought to be talking about the other 1599 pages that no one has found any problems with." Professor Pitman says he has no concerns about the IPCC's reviewing process. "We should be very clear on what the IPCC does. It writes a report that is fully open to external review. can each read over individual sections of the report and send in credible comments," he said.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/25/2800992.h...
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:57 PM
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1. yep, same as
the DLCers here....
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malakai2 Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:04 PM
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2. They do have day jobs
Some of them get paid to spread misinformation. A relative handful of prolific keyboard warriors, marketing graduates, and the like are a very good, cheap investment by certain industrial sectors to support the status quo.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:09 PM
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3. of course they're getting paid!
as are quite a few DLCers.......
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:25 AM
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4. The primary sources of disinformation are paid sources.
WUWT gets major money and site hits daily.

This in stark contrast to the scientists at real climate who get paid nothing for using their free time in a way to disseminate truth to the public.
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