ON-Lion Letter
In late September, the United NationsIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth and latest assessment of Earth's climate and a "Summary for Policymakers" of it.  The IPCC report followed the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change's (NIPCC's) release of the more-than-1,000-page Climate Change Reconsidered II:  Physical Science report and its accompanying Summary for Policymakers.

"We urge the public to compare and contrast these two reports on what is probably the most important public policy issue of our age," said Joseph Bast, president of Chicago's Heartland Institute, which published and is distributing the NIPCC report and Summary for Policymakers. 

"The NIPCC report was produced by a team of independent scientists with no agenda other than to find the truth," Bast continued.  "The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) for the NIPCC report is faithful to the full study.

"The IPCC study, in contrast, is produced by a government agency, part of the United Nations," he said.  "That agency's mission is to find a human impact on climate.  Its SPM does not accurately reflect the contents of the complete study, which hasn't even been completed.  Over the history of the IPCC, each report has expressed a higher level of alarmism and a higher level of confidence in its certainty that man-made global warming will be harmful."

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports Heartland's work on climate and environmental policy.
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