When "science" jumps the shark

Quote: "There is wide scientific consensus that the increased number and intensity of climate change induced natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes, is of alarming concern," said Ruppel

http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Climate-change-is-real-experts-say-20130213

Are we supposed to take seriously these claims, made by such prestigious individuals? When folks cite an appeal to authority, I'm afraid we need look no further than an IPCC lead Author such as Professor Ruppel. I really think it calls into question their integrity to make such claims.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-anchor-asks-bill-nye-if-global-warming-had-anything-to-do-with-a-near-earth-asteroid/, you know that's just tabloid trash, but the IPCC has folks directly involved at a high level making ridiculous claims. Professors like this are shaping the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPCC_Fifth_Assessment_Report, which will become THE highest authority on climate science for the next five-six years until the following report. Everyone will be citing it.

Now I ask you, just how far removed can AR5 be from its own authors?

If they lack integrity this calls into question the UN's IPCC. If someone has available links to articles citing the supposed CO2, earthquake and volcano connection I would be interested in seeing them. No promise of believing it, but at least we'd see the rationale behind such claims. Maybe then I won't call them crazy.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Gonad the Barbarian He is professor of Law at Stellenbosch University. That does not speak well for AR5 having such lead authors. ...

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