Eating Their Own: Climate Professor Target of Smear Campaign After Refusing To Sign Latest UN Global Warming Report
Professor Richard Tol (Dailymail)
Time and time again it has been proven that if you don’t tow the Progressive line they will attack you, even if you’re a Progressive.
According to an article on the Daily Mail, Richard Tol, a Climate Economist, author of one of the chapters in the latest UN Climate Change report, and University Professor, is the target of a smear campaign by the Progressive left for refusing to add his name to that same UN Climate Change report:
Richard Tol claims he is fighting a sustained attack on his reputation by a key figure from a leading institution that researches the impact of global warming.
Prof Tol said: ‘This has all the characteristics of a smear campaign. It’s all about taking away my credibility as an expert.’
Prof Tol, from Sussex University, is a highly respected climate economist and one of two ‘co-ordinating lead authors’ of an important chapter in the 2,600-page report published last week by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
He has been widely criticised by green campaigners after he claimed that the much shorter ‘summary for policymakers’ – hammered out in all-night sessions between scientists and government officials over a week-long meeting in Yokohama, Japan – was overly ‘alarmist’.
In his view, the summary focused on ‘scare stories’ and suggestions the world faced ‘the four horsemen of the apocalypse’.
He said he did not want his name associated with it because he felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the way the summary exaggerated the economic impact of global warming.
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