CHICAGO, IL — In a historic move, the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the expert
review comments and responses to its latest assessment of the science of
climate change. The IPCC report is the primary source of data for Al Gore’s
movie and book titled “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Many of the comments by the reviewers are strongly critical of claims
contained in the final report, and are directly at odds with the so-called
“scientific consensus” touted by Gore and others calling for immediate
government action.

For example, the following comment by Eric Steig appears
in Second Order Draft Comments, Chapter 6; section 6-42:

“In general, the certainty with which this chapter presents our
understanding of abrupt climate change is overstated. There is confusion
between hypothesis and evidence throughout the chapter, and a great deal of
confusion on the differences between an abrupt “climate change” and
possible, hypothetical causes of such climate changes.”

Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, a national
nonprofit think tank based in Chicago, says it is now abundantly clear why Al Gore will not accept the debate challenge. “The supposed scientific consensus on global warming is pure fiction. Hopefully, the public release of comments and responses will enable the debate over global warming to turn to facts and less fiction,” Bast says.

The Heartland Institute has been running ads in national newspapers
calling on Al Gore to debate Lord Christopher Monckton, a prominent global
warming “skeptic.”

Starting June 28, the institute says it is now including
Dennis Avery, an economist and coauthor of a book on global warming that is
on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, who Gore has also refused
to debate.

”’To view the IPCC expert comments, go to

http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/Comments/wg1-commentFrameset.html

”’For more information about the challenge to Al Gore to debate his critics, go to http://www.heartland.org”’

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