Britain’s most prestigious scientific body, the Royal Society, has drawn up plans to fight renewed attempts by sceptics and industry-funded lobby groups to derail international action on climate change.According to a confidential internal memo, the Royal Society expects “groups and individuals” to question the science of global warming and the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
According to the Guardian:It predicts that lobbyists will try to undermine a report next year from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is expected to give a new warning on climate change.
The memo says: “It seems likely that these groups will again seek to undermine the IPCC in the period around publication. There are already signs these groups will be targeting European countries and Canada to seek to provoke opposition to the Kyoto protocol.”
The document says the oil company Exxon Mobil has tried “to influence public opinion about the threat of climate change”. It also says “concerted efforts” were made in 2004-05 to change the way the UK media covered climate science after Tony Blair declared that global warming was one of his priorities.
Its about time someone took on the skeptics. Should tell that to the BBC who had yet another sceptical scientist on its flagship radio programme this morning, denying the existence of climate change and saying we are heading for an ice-age. Well only in the Cinemas and its called “Ice- Age 2”.