Canadian citizen’s group to audit U.N. climate report

April 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Toronto (Canada), Apr.29 (ANI): A leading global warming skeptic has recruited a group of concerned citizens to carry out a comprehensive audit of the U.N. climate report. Donna Laframboise of has gathered a group of citizens online and proved that the U.N. over-relied upon so-called “gray literature,” rather than using exclusively peer-reviewed scientific reports as the organization was supposed to do.

Now Laframboise and her colleagues are taking the next step, has learned.

They are building an online database that will let everyone see exactly what the report claims — and precisely how it came to those conclusions.

“There’s a pile of work that can and should be done on this report,” Laframboise told

The Toronto-based Canadian watchdog is working with a computer programmer in Australia whose software will let her and her colleagues further analyze the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the U.N.’s climate arm.

“It’s starting to look good, and he is linking in all sorts of other material, including IPCC reviewer comments to various parts of the text — at the moment they aren’t easy to access by the average person — as well as the entire Climate-gate e-mail database,” Laframboise said.

“I suspect it’ll be a month, perhaps two, before he’s ready for prime time. At that point, there will be a friendly web-based interface for everyone to use. When he finally goes live, it’s going to be an extremely powerful research tool. So, there are good things in the pipeline.”

IPCC spokeswoman Isabel-Garcia Gill has refused to comment on move. (ANI)

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