Written by Ken Markdale

Sunday, 24 January 2010

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Weather over IPCC Headquarters

Representatives of the International Association of University Presidents, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finally reached agreement today to move all Climate Science disciplines from the Science and Engineering schools over to the Liberal Arts side of the IAUP member universities.

Following international criticism of errors and problems with IPCC climate warnings and "studies", IAUP suggested this change in order to quell the criticism. Corniaud Pompeux, the French spokesman for the IAUP, said that a panel of experts all agreed that these affected scientific disciplines are now used largely to promote social justice and political goals and are better matched with other liberal arts disciplines, including social sciences such as psychology and political science.

"This decision will affect climate science departments and all related scientific disciplines, including environmental earth sciences, meteorology, geology, oceanography and health sciences," said Mr. Pompeux, adding that the changes will "take effect immediately".

Climate Scientists seem to support this change in university structure. "The primary obstacle to our study of climate science to date has been the scientific method," said Constance Menteur, Professor of Meteorology at Montreal University.

Her colleague, Cretino Calvo Ampolloso, Professor of Climate Studies at Universita Foscari of Venice, added thoughtfully, "How can we predict global disasters and the coming apocalypse if we are limited by all this silly evidence gathering, peer review and objective data analysis?"

All parties seem happy with this result as it will cause virtually no changes in existing IPCC methodologies and studies. When asked if this will affect his Climate Science department at Universita Foscari of Venice, Prof. Cretino Calvo Ampolloso shook his head and said, "No, no; we will just change the signs on our buildings and hope that no one notices. But we are still scientists, no?"

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Topics: Global Warming, Art

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