Scientist Lennart Bengtsson: ‘The whole concept behind IPCC is basically wrong’ – ‘I very much regret the politicisation that has taken place in climate research’
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'I believe most serious scientists are sceptics and are frustrated that we are not able to properly validate climate change simulations.' - 'I do not believe that the IPCC machinery is what is best for science in the long term. We are still in a situation where our knowledge is insufficient and climate models are not good enough. What we need is more basic research freely organized and driven by leading scientists without time pressure to deliver and only deliver when they believe the result is good and solid enough. It is not for scientists to determine what society should do.' - 'I believe the whole climate consensus debate is silly. There is not a single well educated scientist that question that greenhouse gases do affect climate. However, this is not the issue but rather how much and how fast. Here there is no consensus as you can see from the IPCC report where climate sensitivity varies with a factor of three! Based on observational data climate sensitivity is clearly rather small and much smaller that the majority of models.'