IPCC faces criticism ahead of report's release - ABC, Australia - 26/09/2013
STEWART FRANKS, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNI. OF TASMANIA (On Q&A): The IPCC, since 1990, has been arguably the sole voice for climate and yet there are thousands of dissenting scientists.
HAYDEN COOPER: Professor Stewart Franks is a reviewer for the latest report and think it's time for a change from the consensus approach.
STEWART FRANKS: By creating this elite body, you polarise the sight of a community. If you criticise it or if you disagree with aspects of its statements, then you're going against the IPCC. You know, when science is actually about diversity of opinions and then testing those opinions, those hypotheses with evidence and with data, and I think the consensus approach of the IPCC is actually very artificial.
Galileo said many centuries ago: ‘The authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.’
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