Monday, May 23, 2011

Wentworth Group pings CSIRO untruth: "there is no peer reviewed science"

The truth is out: There is no peer-reviewed data on the potential of Australian soils to sequester carbon. The CSIRO pretends that there is such data and makes statements of 'fact' such as this one: ‘current research would suggest the abatement likely to be achieved, in the short term at least, is likely to be modest.’ (Dr Brian Keating to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the CFI legislation) . But the House of Representatives Committee inquiring into the same legislation reports that "Mr Peter Cosier of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists noted the importance of robust peer reviewed science, commenting on the lack of research that effectively determines the capacity of Australian soil to sequester carbon: ... there is no peer reviewed science of sufficient robustness to provide anybody with a reasonable estimate."

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