There is a Cancer Growing on the IPCC and Al Gore

The opening sentence of a May 9, 2011 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change press release (pdf file) says, "Close to 80 percent of the world's energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies, a new report shows." Thank heavens, considering all the dire consequences that will arise if we continue our current greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuel consumption.  But there are two problems here: you must not question the notion that humans cause global warming, and you must not scrutinize the report's authors. Most of us expect an intergovernmental agency not to have enviro-advocacy people influencing its reports.  Unfortunately for the IPCC, Anthony Watts details at his blog how another blogger, Steve McIntyre, blows the whistle on the report's ties to Greenpeace.  This only further piles on the problems of IPCC/Greenpeace ties exposed by Donna LaFramboise at her blog. But, surely the IPCC wouldn't stoop to having...(Read Full Article)