Fake climate report circulating

Libertarian group creates phony “addendum” to 2009 climate change report

A libertarian group has released a phony addendum to the federal government’s 2009 summary of climate-change impacts.

The Washington, D.C.-based Cato Institute has published a virtually identical version of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Global Change Impacts in the United States that mimics the original’s cover art, key message sections, table of contents, fonts and chapter heads, but omits relevant data and concludes that climate science is questionable, environmental impacts are minimal, and policy solutions are ineffective, according to The Daily Climate.

The federal advisory committee that wrote the original released a response to Cato’s version, calling it “deceptive and misleading. It is not an update, explanation, or supplement by the authors of the original report. Rather, it is a completely separate document lacking rigorous scientific analysis and review.”