Feb 04

Mr. President, last week I urged you to call out the UN IPCC to keep your inaugural pledge to “restore science to its rightful place”.  You didn’t.

This week India has set an excellent precedent for restoring scientific integrity by pulling out of the IPCC because they “cannot rely” on that body due to the many false claims contained in IPCC AR4 that have recently come to light.

And so Mr. President, you have another opportunity to stand behind another, but very similar pledge that you made shortly after your inauguration:

…I am also signing a Presidential Memorandum directing the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to government decision making. To ensure that in this new Administration, we base our public policies on the soundest science; that we appoint scientific advisors based on their credentials and experience, not their politics or ideology; and that we are open and honest with the American people about the science behind our decisions.

I know that this puts you in a tough place, Mr. President.  It’s a lot easier to make these promises when you are on the campaign trail, than it is to keep them when it’s your butt sitting in the Oval Office, isn’t it? But, they were promises just the same.  What will you do? We’re waiting, Mr. President.

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3 Responses to “President Obama, please follow India’s suit: Pull the US out of the IPCC to keep your pledge to ‘restore scientific integrity to government decision making’”

  1. brian lemon says:


    Thought you might like this story of G7 Big Wigs getting a close up look at Arctic ice. Good job by the Canuck Gov to take advantage of this meeting to show Euros that the rumor of the Arctic drowning is exaggerated,


    • Klockarman says:

      Thanks, Lemon. Love that: the peaceful, wise, native, one-with-nature Inuit have given up their centuries old tradition of dog-sledding for snow machines, and the only ones who are dog sledding are the tourists. Real life isn’t quite like the enviros dream it is.


      • brian lemon says:

        What I like about it (and I suspect there was a motive from our PM) was that the G8 Euro big shots saw first hand that there is a lot of ice up there and its not open water.

        Now if they can get the G20 to do it when theyre here in the summer that would be the end of debate, I think.

        Biggest storm in history coming to a white house near you.


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