A parody of scientody

“Hilarious incoherence” in the latest IPCC report summary:

A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for the last 15 years.

“I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase.”

Real scientists don’t think much of the scientistry that is an obvious parody of scientody. Nor does Nigel Lawson, Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, as he declares it to be “mumbo-jumbo”:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which published on Friday the
first instalment of its latest report, is a deeply discredited organisation.
Presenting itself as the voice of science on this important issue, it is a
politically motivated pressure group that brings the good name of science
into disrepute.

Its previous report, in 2007, was so grotesquely flawed that the leading
scientific body in the United States, the InterAcademy Council, decided that
an investigation was warranted. The IAC duly reported in 2010, and concluded
that there were “significant shortcomings in each major step of [the] IPCC’s
assessment process”, and that “significant improvements” were needed. It
also chastised the IPCC for claiming to have “high confidence in
some statements for which there is little evidence”.

Since then, little seems to have changed, and the latest report is flawed like
its predecessor.