The Mail on Sunday has
withdrawn claims made by journalist David Rose in last weekend’s edition of the
newspaper. Rose wrote that IPCC climate scientists had predicted warming of
0.2oC per decade, but that actual warming was 0.12oC per decade since 1951. Thus, his original headline
read: “World’s top climate scientists confess: global warming is HALF what we
said”. Except, the IPCC never claimed 0.2oC of warming for that period, they claimed a 0.13oC trend,
meaning they were only out by a statistically insignificant 0.01o. Rose got his
numbers wrong, he was exposed across the internet and now he’s been forced to
retract the claim. Rose regards
himself as the great climate truth-teller, sniffing out all and any
errors and omissions in the data before splashing them across the pages of the
Mail in his own hyper-ventilating style.
So we wondered how David
Rose would report on the revelation that he got his own climate story wrong....