Nyligen gick den ökända tankesmedjan Heartlandinstitutet ut med att stödet för IPCC skulle svikta och att Kinas icke underskrivande av klimatavtal skulle bero på insikt om vetenskapliga osäkerheter. Se Skeptical Science för hela bakgrunden.
Kinesiska vetenskapsakademien har med ett uttalande skarpt markerat mot de påståenden som Heartlandinstitutet gjort:
The claim of the Heartland Institute about CAS’ endorsement of its report [NIPCC] is completely false. To clarify the fact, we formally issue the following statements:
(1) The translation and publication of the Chinese version of the NIPCC report, and the related workshop, are purely non-official academic activities the group of translators. They do not represent, nor they have ever claimed to represent, CAS or any of CAS institutes. They translated the report and organized the workshop just for the purpose of academic discussion of different views.
(2) The above fact was made very clear in the Translators’ Note in the book, and was known to the NIPCC report authors and the Heartland Institute before the translation started. The false claim by the Heartland Institute was made public without any knowledge of the translator group.
(3) Since there is absolutely no ground for the so called CAS endorsement of the report, and the actions by the Heartland Institute went way beyond acceptable academic integrity, we have requested by email to the president of the Heartland Institute that the false news on its website to be removed. We also requested that the Institute issue a public apology to CAS for the misleading statement on the CAS endorsement.
(4) If the Heartland Institute does not withdraw its false news or refuse to apologize, all the consequences and liabilities should be borne by the Heartland Institute. We reserve the right for further actions to protect the rights of CAS and the translators group.
Kinesiska vetenskapsakademins resoluta agerande har fått Heartlandinstitutet att backa och be om ursäkt för sitt agerande: Ursprungliga texten, Ursäkten.