Contrabandistas y bautistas verdes

NUEVA YORK – En mayo, el Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC) de las Naciones Unidas dio que hablar en los medios de comunicación con un nuevo informe sobre la energía renovable. Como en el pasado, el IPCC publicó primero un breve resumen y sólo más tarde revelaría todos los datos. Así, pues, correspondió a los expertos del IPCC en presentar su sesgado mensaje a los periodistas para que lo transmitieran.

En la primera línea del comunicado de prensa del IPCC se declaraba que “a mediados de siglo casi el 80 por ciento del suministro energético del mundo podría correr a cargo de las energías renovables, si estuvieran respaldadas por unas políticas públicas adecuadas”. Las organizaciones de medios de comunicación repitieron esa historia a escala mundial.

El mes pasado, el IPCC hizo público el informe completo, junto con los datos en los que se basaba esa afirmación asombrosamente optimista. Sólo entonces se supo que se basaba exclusivamente en la más optimista de las 164 hipótesis resultantes de los modelos y estudiadas por los investigadores y esa única hipótesis procedía de un único estudio que se remontaba a un informe preparado por la organización ecologista Greenpeace. Su autor, un miembro del personal de Greenpeace, era uno de los autores principales del IPCC.

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