You’ll be pleased to learn that the plant has finally died back for the winter, a bit later than in the last five years.
Kevin from Louisiana made an interesting comment on the previous plant post.
‘UN’s IPCC misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider. The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was ‘only a few dozen experts’
I checked Mike Hulme’s site and added some thoughts accordingly.
Today I find this:
June 15, 2010 ·
The latest false scandal in climate science hit the blogosphere over the weekend. National Post columnist Lawrence Solomon wrote a column with the outlandish claim:
The UN’s IPCC misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.
Charges of a “phony UN IPCC consensus” are already reverberating on contrarian blogs around the world, thanks to the quick efforts of climate science disinformation specialist Marc Morano.
But now Mike Hulme, a professor of climate change at the University of East Anglia, has set the record straight. His “correcting and clarifying” statement is unambiguous in its disavowal of Solomon’s and Morano’s misinterpretation:
I did not say the ‘IPCC misleads’ anyone – it is claims that are made by other commentators, such as the caricatured claim I offer in the paper, that have the potential to mislead.
Solomon, who is also Executive Director of of the right-wing, anti-science group Energy Probe, posted the following piece on the National Post website early last Sunday…
By the way, I am really not offering my errant plant as evidence of global warming, but there is little doubt our extended summer this year does explain its longer growing season.