According to the UK government’s chief scientific advisor, Professor John Beddington, the impact of climate change has been exaggerated by climate scientists. He also says that scientists should be more honest about how difficult climate change is to predict and less hostile to those who question anthropogenic global warming, according to a Mail Online article.
And he condemned those who refuse to publish full report data, adding that public confidence in climate science would be boosted by greater honesty about its uncertainties.
Professor Beddington was speaking in the wake of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) admission that it had made a mistake by claiming that Himalayan glaciers could melt away by 2035.
That followed the ‘Climategate’ row over whether researchers at East Anglia University manipulated evidence to support a theory of man-made global warming.
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