IPCC boss Rajendra Pachauri is has recently changed his tune with regard to global warming skeptics. During his visit to Finland Pachauri had this to say about criticism of the soon to be published next Assessment Report:
The IPCC will reveal the first part of its Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm in late September. Its director is bracing for a range of criticism of the report -- or perhaps even looking forward to it.
"We love debate, after all science only drives under debate. We welcome it, as long as it's objective and well-intentioned," says Pachauri.
It is not so long ago, when the same Pachauri was less tolerant of critical views:
Q: What do you think about the small but vocal group of doubters still out there
Pachauri Answer: There is, even today, a Flat Earth Society that meets every year to say the Earth is flat. The science about climate change is very clear. There really is no room for doubt at this point.
Pachauri's newly found tolerance is of course only a PR trick. The former railway engineer will most certainly continue to label all criticism non-objective and not "well-intentioned".