I’ve written a number of posts in which I’ve made fun of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). This is largely because a great deal of what they do is particularly silly, even if that isn’t their intent. According to this article, however, they’ve gone and outdone themselves.
At a press conference to annouce the release of a new report, it became clear that the report author, a law professor from Lancaster University, had used a draft version of the Paris agreement and that his report was based on something that was not in the final document. Brilliant; at least the GWPF doesn’t disappoint.
On a more serious note, this is probably not surprising if your position is so at odds with reality that you’re forced to select your “experts” from the amongst the few who are willing to hold a minority view. In this case we’re talking about someone who has never been to a climate conference, didn’t bother speaking to anyone who took part, and based their report on secondary documents, failing to recognise the difference between a draft version, and the final version.
Maybe the GWPF should consider expanding their pool of experts, but that may be tricky if they’re trying to avoid those who would be unwilling to be dismissive of the need to do something about climate change. Maybe they’re just going to have to accept that they’re stuck with those who struggle to download the correct PDF.