Update on my global warmist plant

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.

Kevin says:

June 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

‘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:

Mike Hulme sets Solomon and Morano straight

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.

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