Unsettled science

Illustration: Eric Lobbecke, The Australian

Illustration: Eric Loebbecke, The Australian

 

The IPCC has become to science what FIFA is to soccer; bloated, un-accountable and out of touch, I write in The Australian this morning, Its reluctance to address the 15-year warming pause is “a symptomatic of a failure of leadership,” says author Rupert Darwell.

“The IPCC is un-reformable and the Fifth Assessment Report should be the IPCC’s last.” Yet both the science and the process have become too big to fail; countless experts have invested their professional reputations in the theory and countless more in the quest for a symbolic international agreement.

THE SCIENCE TOO BIG TO FAIL