“I can assure you that the government has investigated the evidence on the science of climate change from a number of different sources and I can appreciate that there are many different perspectives on the matter. However, the government is convinced that climate change is a serious and legitimate issue and that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides the most reliable information on climate change science. In its most recent assessment, the IPCC states that the evidence for climate change is unequivocal, that humankind’s emissions are very likely the cause of these changes and that, unless action is taken to reduce emissions, dangerous changes in the climate system will result.”
– Hon Nick Smith, Minister for Climate Change Issues, in response to submissions on New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Target.
It is not often that international controversies have a direct impact on New Zealand, but “Climategate” (dubbed the biggest scientific scandal of all times) along with the associated collapse of the credibility of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) most certainly does. The IPCC has been relied on by our government as the purveyor of truth regarding climate change. The emerging trail of fraud and deceit emanating from the IPCC must signal a thorough review by the government of all climate change policies based on “evidence” from the IPCC.
Read the full and very informative article at NZCPR Weekly.