The former Danish primeminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on an earlier climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009: "Well, I like to challenge scientists ...
... because I know that they always operate within margins of insecurity, or risk, but the margins you provided me with is much smaller than what I’m used to in politics, so I’m not scared about it. But understand me correctly; at the end of the day, here in Copenhagen, we have—as politicians—to make the ﬁnal decision, and to decide on exact ﬁgures, I hope. And this is a reason why I would give you the piece of advice, not to provide us with too many moving targets, because it is already a very, very complicated process. And I need your assistance to push this process in the right direction, and in that respect, I need ﬁxed targets and certain ﬁgures, and not too many considerations on uncertainty and risk and things like that."
see: Environ. Res. Lett. 4 (2009) 020201 (13pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/020201
EDITORIAL: Dialog on Science and Policy to Address the Climate Crisis to conclude the International Association of Research Universities Climate Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark