American Meteorlogical Society Background: 'This statement provides a brief overview of why we want more money now, and why we will continue to want more money in the future. It is based on a highly-partisan selection from the scientific literature, presented as though science were based upon the ancient logical fallacy of argument from 'consensus'
Curry: 'Does this group of people inspire my confidence in making an assessment of climate change? In a word, NO...I suspect that there will be a lot of AMS members that are unhappy with this statement...Consensus statements get parroted without any actual intellectual examination. In this case, what is the point of the AMS statement. Apparently, to 'inform the public' on this controversial issue by appealing to the 'authority' of the society'
'It is clear that the new AMS Statement Climate Change is more advocacy by the leadership of the Society, than a balanced presentation of this subject. When evidence contradicts their advocacy role, they conveniently just ignore it'