This a draft letter I am composing on a global warming science issue for my Congressman. The UN IPCC ARs have been used by state and federal legislators to craft greenhouse gas legislation. Legislation that will cost us all at the pump, in our energy bills and, eventually the robustness of our whole family budget if we continue to allow junk science as legislation justification.
Feel free to copy this draft and modify it for your own use.
Dear Congressman Doolittle
You may not be aware that climate science reports, for inclusion in the Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), are tainted by their failure to pass peer review, as required by UN policy. The IPCC Third Assessment Report (AR3) was used to justify policies regarding the control of greenhouse gasses in multiple states. Allowing non-peer reviewed material in the next assessment, AR4, is paramount to letting junk science establish national policy on climate change.
I would like to bring to your attention a paper by Eugene R. Wahl and Caspar M. Amman, which was accepted by Climatic Change and submitted for inclusion in AR4. This paper is highly dependent on citations from a paper which was rejected for publication in Geophysical Research Letters, a peer reviewed journal. Details can be found on Climate Audit.
I am writing to request that your staff investigate this matter and thus bring their findings to the attention of the appropriate Congressional Committees. Both Congressman Bolton and Boehlert have shown an interest in how junk science could be used to set national global warming policy. In fact, Congressman Boehlert asked the National Academy of Sciences to empanel a committee to study "Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Past 1,000-2,000 Years.” This panel is currently examining questionable science used in AR3, most notably the “hockey stick” which has become the icon for global warming.
It is vital that all climate science used to make public policy be audited. We cannot afford to have junk science used to taint government-sponsored scientific research and resulting policy. Auditing is essential to maintain the highest level of integrity in federally-supported science, so Congress can make the best decisions for all Americans.