The Legacy of UN Climate Activist, Rajendra Pachauri
Journalists spent years falsely calling the IPCC chairman a Nobel laureate and the world’s ‘top climate scientist.’
Fake News and Fires in the Amazon
Media outlets are supposed to be more reliable than your brother-in-law, but that seems less true every day.
War Against Meat: the Continuum
Meatless Mondays are the thin edge of the salami.
Refuting the Smear Machine – Part 2
People tell themselves fairy tales about UN organizations – and disparage journalists who shine a light on what’s actually going on.
BBC Ignores Widely Publicized IPCC Problems
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is essentially a law unto itself, an entrenched culture with no meaningful oversight mechanisms.
Invisible Scientific Debates
Scientific debate can’t accomplish its purpose if we pretend there is no debate.
The Harvey Weinstein of the Climate World
Some news outlets still haven’t reported on the 3-year-old sexual harassment allegations against prominent climate official, Rajendra Pachauri.
Fake News: Not New and Not Rare
The fairy tale about Nobel laureate climate experts demonstrates that just because you hear it on the BBC or read it in The New York Times doesn’t mean it’s true.
Pachauri Criminal Charges Total 1,400 pages
The former head of the world’s most important climate body has been charged with a long list of sex offences.
3 Things Scientists Need to Know About the IPCC
Slides and text of my presentation to the World Federation of Scientists, 20 Aug. 2015.
Will Rajendra Pachauri Be Held Accountable by Green Activists?
The environmental movement routinely demands accountability from third parties. When will it acknowledge the creepy sexual misconduct of one of its leaders?
Pachauri Accuser ‘Vindicated’
The former head of the IPCC has long posed as a saviour of the planet. In reality, he’s been a systematic sexual predator – the kind of boss no young woman should have to endure.
Petition to Oust Pachauri
People who once worked at Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI aren’t surprised by the sexual allegations leveled against him.
Pachauri Tries to Ban Sex Scandal Reporting
The former IPCC chairman says he’s the victim of a conspiracy. But conspiracies can’t be exposed if journalists are silenced.
The Nobel Lie That Just Won’t Die
The Guardian newspaper once again wrongly calls Rajendra Pachauri a Nobel laureate. For good measure, it publishes a photo of him looking pious – while neglecting to mention the serious sexual offenses for which he is being investigated.
Indian Courts to Pachauri: No Travel For You
A man who used to joke that he lived “at 30,000 feet” is well and truly grounded. This week two courts denied the former IPCC chairman permission to leave the country.
Court Rejects Pachauri, Water Summit Still Says He’ll Be Keynote Speaker
A lawyer for Rajendra Pachauri says that preventing the former IPCC chairman from delivering a speech at a trade show in Greece will damage India’s image and harm Pachauri’s reputation.
Another Reason Pachauri’s Book May Be Disappearing
A passage in his 2010 novel makes it clear the former IPCC chairman understands that it’s wrong for an older male boss to hit on a young woman new to his organization.
Pachauri’s Dirty Memoir: So Hot it’s Radioactive?
In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, Rajendra Pachauri’s semi-autobiographical novel is being taken out of circulation. What possessed him to publish it under his own name while still chairman of the IPCC?
Pachauri vs the Police
New Delhi police say the former IPCC chairman is violating his bail conditions by hampering their investigation and influencing witnesses.
Pachauri’s TERI: Not a Safe Place for Women
Men who try to get women into bed via premature, extravagant professions of love aren’t uncommon. But only bosses who view female employees as their personal harem try this within days of a woman joining an organization.
How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace. Part 2 of 2.
Van Ypersele: A Terrible Choice for IPCC Chairman
The second-in-command at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wants a promotion, but has no intention of addressing critics’ concerns. Part 1 of 2.
My Interview with India’s Sify News
The Indian media is examining the wider implications of Rajendra Pachauri’s resignation while Western journalists pretend not to see the sex scandal.
An Open Letter to the Men of TERI
TERI women have summoned the courage to speak up about the nature of their workplace. Will TERI’s men step forward and do their part?
Pachauri Talks Ethics in Gender Justice Book
Invited to deliver a lecture in memory of a talented and successful feminist judge, Rajendra Pachauri didn’t think her half of humanity was worth mentioning.
Rajendra Pachauri & International Women’s Day
Why is a man accused of egregious sexual harassment still the chancellor of a university? Why is he still on a UNESCO panel when that entity says gender equality is a global priority?
Electronic messages cited in a Delhi police report tell the story of a spirited young woman who effectively lost her job because she wouldn’t let her boss grope her.
Mumbai Columnist: ‘Creepy Crawlie’ Pachauri
In his home country, the former chairman of the IPCC is being called ‘Dr. Lecherous.’ A female journalist says she was ‘repulsed’ by the vain, pompous Pachauri she once met in person.
Pachauri’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint
A court has barred the former IPCC chairman from his workplace and forbidden travel abroad without permission. A conference at Harvard University has withdrawn his guest speaker invitation.
Pachauri Admitted to Hospital
Is the former chairman of the IPCC genuinely ill – or is this a ‘strategic move’ on the part of his legal team to forestall his arrest?
Rajendra Pachauri’s Resignation Letter
The resignation letter of the IPCC chairman is a two-page love letter to himself – in which he openly admits that saving the planet is his ‘religion’. The world’s most important climate body has not been led by a dispassionate scientist.
Woman #2’s Story
Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI institute appears to be a workplace in which female employees are habitually invited to spend private time with the boss.
More Women Accuse Pachauri
Additional women are stepping forward with tales of inappropriate behaviour on the part of Rajendra Pachauri, who has chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2002.
Chairman Pachauri’s Messy Messages
Texts and emails allegedly sent by IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri tell a disturbing tale. Months after a female subordinate objected repeatedly and strenuously to his sexual advances, the head of a UN body continued to physically and electronically stalk her.
Indian Court Rejects Pachauri Publication Ban
An Indian court has ruled against Rajendra Pachauri and in favour of press freedom. The IPCC chairman sought to prevent the media from reporting on a police investigation concerning allegations of sexual misconduct.
Police Ponder Pachauri Assault & Stalking Charges
IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri is being investigated under four sections of the Indian Penal Code. Maximum prison sentences of two, three, and seven years apply.
Sex Allegations Against IPCC’s Pachauri
According to a police complaint, one of the biggest names in climate science grabbed, touched, and forcibly kissed a female subordinate in the workplace.
Pachauri Jury Gives Own Member an Award
Tasked with assessing the achievements of others, a jury that includes IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri heaps honour on one of its own.
Another Climate Change Ransom Note
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is threatening us with hellfire and damnation. But its conclusions are suspect. Rather than investigating all possible causes of climate change, it’s in the business of pointing a finger at humanity.
Experts Condemn the IPCC at US Hearing
20-year IPCC veteran Richard Tol says that entity is politicized and biased. Ecologist Daniel Botkin says there’s ‘overwhelming evidence’ it’s also wrong about species extinction risks.
3 Reasons Not to Trust the New Climate Report
The IPCC acts as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury. It has a long history of recruiting activist personnel, and is led by a man prone to exaggeration.
Blog of the Year Nomination
Hard-hitting IPCC journalism – some reasons to cast your vote for this blog.
IPCC Officials Keen to Remake the World
UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.
NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC
The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.
2 Arctic Circle Fake Nobel Laureates
According to the agenda of an upcoming conference, three Nobel laureates will be participating. But only one of them is genuine.
The Bad Novel and the New Climate Report
Pachauri’s 2010 work of fiction and the credibility of the IPCC’s 2013-2014 climate report are now inextricably linked.
9,000 Nobel Pretenders
The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.
My ‘Wall Street Journal’ Op-Ed
There are many reasons to distrust the UN’s climate panel. Let’s start with political meddling and authors linked to green lobby groups.
The IPCC’s Political Chairman
It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but it’s entirely appropriate to judge an organization by its leader.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 5)
Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.
‘Nature’ Spin Elevates Third-Tier IPCC Official to Chair
With attention focused on the IPCC’s imminent Working Group 1 report, a prestigious science journal has published a misleadingly-headlined profile of Working Group 3 co-chair, Ottmar Edenhofer.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 4)
Multiple UN entities falsely describe the chairman of the IPCC as a Nobel prize winner.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 3)
The day after the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway made false declarations about the head of the IPCC.
Suzanne Goldenberg: Eco Activist Disguised as a Journalist
The Guardian‘s environment correspondent couldn’t be more one-sided if she herself were on the IPCC’s payroll.
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 2)
Why has Yale University promulgated the fiction that the chairman of the IPCC is a Nobel laureate?
Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 1)
Why does the New York Academy of Sciences falsely call the chairman of the IPCC a Nobel laureate?
Into the Dustbin (my new book)
My new book takes a close look at Rajendra Pachauri, the man in charge of the UN entity that will release a new climate report later this month. It’s available as a paperback, a Kindle e-book, or an instantly downloadable PDF.
What Would a Bad Job Look Like?
A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.
The IPCC, UFOs & Pseudoscience
The head of the IPCC has written a novel in which the central character is infatuated with pseudoscience and in which UFO enthusiast Shirley MacLaine is presented as credible. The final installment of the Nobel Laureate Summer Reading series.
Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 4
Girl spurns boy, marries someone else, and is anally raped on her honeymoon. Girl comes crawling back to boy, begging for forgiveness, and pleading for one more chance.
Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 3
There’s nothing wrong with writing a sex-saturated novel. But IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri says this book is “all about spirituality.”
Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 2
Between the ages of four and six, our hero is judged to be the smartest, gets “revenge against the whole world,” and is preferred by the girls.
Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 1
Tidbit #1 from Rajendra Pachauri’s 2010 novel. HSBC, the huge multinational bank, has linked its brand to this strange, stilted prose.
The IPCC Chairman’s Fake Second PhD
Rajendra Pachauri holds only one PhD – not two, as his official IPCC bio claims.
Pachauri’s Latest Award: Can You Say Conflict-of-Interest?
An organization headed by a senior IPCC official (Working Group 3 Vice-Chair, Carlo Carraro) has ranked TERI, an organization headed by the IPCC’s chairman, first in the world.
The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies
Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.
Rajendra Pachauri’s Conspiracy Theory
It takes chutzpah to accuse other people of something you yourself are peddling.
The Rajendra Pachauri Puzzle
The IPCC chairman’s response to The Great Global Warming Swindle sheds light on his pathetic leadership.
The Workshop Presentation that Never Was
The BBC African temperature exaggeration is worse that we thought. It also has an IPCC connection.
Why Taking WWF Money Matters
If the IPCC had done the sensible thing and banned activist publications, would the institute run by its chairman still be receiving activist cash?
Pachauri Takes WWF Money
Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.
Rajendra Pachauri, Pessimist-in-Chief
The head of the IPCC thinks “a large part of the human species” is endangered by climate change. Apparently that makes him an optimist.
This Is Called Cheating (Part 2)
Months before authors were even selected to write an upcoming IPCC report, its chairman was telling a live audience what conclusion that report would reach.
IPCC Declares Its Intent to Circumvent Expert Reviewers
Hundreds of souls have volunteered to serve as IPCC expert reviewers. But the review process lacks integrity – and the system is being gamed.
The IPCC Leak: This is What Transparency Looks Like
The IPCC describes itself as a completely transparent organization. If that is the case, the draft chapters of its upcoming report that were leaked on the Internet yesterday should be a non-issue.
UN Bureaucrats Wield Science for Undemocratic Purposes
UN officials say we should listen to science. Don’t be fooled. It’s a rhetorical ploy, a cover for their own agenda.
2 IPCC Announcements
In an official statement, the IPCC says it’s improper for any of its personnel to describe themselves as Nobel laureates. But the statement is all but invisible on the IPCC’s website.
IPCC Author Becomes Green Party Apparatchik
A lead author of the IPCC’s ‘hard science’ section is a Green Party candidate and deputy leader.
IPCC Embraces Geographic Quotas
The IPCC has abandoned science in favour of affirmative action.
Disasters and the IPCC
Will a load-of-nonsense IPCC press release be corrected?
UN Climate Chief’s ‘Green Crusader’ Award
The head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body saw no impropriety recently in accepting an award that applauds his environmental activism.
Explosive Pachauri Profile in Australian Magazine
Five years before Rajendra Pachauri became chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a judge ruled that he had “sworn to false affidavits” – and that a non-profit organization was “not safe” in his hands.
Big Oil Money for Me, But Not for Thee
The Sierra Club takes fossil fuel money. So does the Nature Conservancy and Rajendra Pachauri’s sustainability conference. So why is the Heartland Institute being torn to pieces for the same behaviour?
Pachauri Pushes Emissions Reduction – Again
The IPCC is supposed to be “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive.” How can it be OK for its chairman to lobby for one policy in particular?
What Pachauri Means by ‘Sustainable’
For the head of the IPCC, sustainable is just another word for a global anti-poverty campaign. Which means that organizations such as his own TERI institute, in poor countries such as India, receive lots of funding.
Pachauri’s 5-Star Sustainability Summit
If you were hosting a sustainability conference that criticized energy-intensive lifestyles and over-consumption, would you do it at a five-star hotel?
What Financial Meltdowns Teach Us About the IPCC
When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.
Pachauri: It’s Too Late to Fight Climate Change
Back in 2007 IPCC chairman Pachauri made a prediction regarding the year 2012.
Rajendra Pachauri: Ever the Activist
According to the head of what is supposed to be a neutral scientific body, young people need to be mobilized to become major agents of change. Does it really need to be said that science is no longer science if those with activist agendas are in charge?
Which Other Minorities Should Be Blasted into Space?
How funny would it have been had IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri said that gays should be given a one-way ticket to outer space?
Pachauri’s Green Torch Bearers
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be a neutral and impartial body. But its chairman is encouraging business students to be green activists.
Pachauri’s Rhetoric vs Reality
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has systematically misled us regarding the quality and kind of material his organization consults.
Pachauri Interviewed by Pretend Journalist
The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published a fawning article about IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri. But the article is pure propaganda. It was written by the Natural Resources Defense Council – a green lobby group that fancies itself “the Earth’s best defense.”
Rajendra Pachauri – The Little Man Who Told Big Whoppers
Many IPCC authors were chosen for reasons other than impressive scholarly track records.
News & Reviews
At the end of 2011 Treehugger.com continues to portray IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri as a saint.
WWF Influence at the Highest Levels of the IPCC
40 people belonged to the IPCC’s 2007 ‘core writing team.’ 11 of them have documented links to either the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace.
The IAC Report One Year Later
A year after a damning assessment was released, the IPCC continues to thumb its nose at key recommendations.
Comic Book Analysis from the Leader of the IPCC
According to the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, history is about environmental villains and bizarre motives.
Pachauri’s Squishy Timeline
In 2007 the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the world was at a defining moment, that the next 2 to 3 years would determine our future. Without a new emissions treaty by 2012, he said, it would be too late.
Rajendra Pachauri: Friend of the Environment?
Auditors investigating mismanagement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games say a committee that was supposed to monitor environmental concerns appears to have never met. IPCC chairman Pachauri was a member.
How the IPCC Defines ‘Distinguished Scientist’
Where, on the CV of a person employed by Greenpeace for the past 17 years, does it say distinguished scientist?
IPCC Bigwigs Spout Political, Childish Nonsense
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to stick to the science. But not only do its leaders make political pronouncements – these pronouncements are startlingly unsophisticated.
Chris Landsea and the Moral Midgets
The scientific community expects us to trust its judgment on the question of whether global warming is the fault of human beings. But its response to the Chris Landsea affair demonstrates that that judgment is impaired.
Landsea, the IPCC & the Union of Concerned Scientists
There’s a link between hurricane expert Chris Landsea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. That link is James J. McCarthy.
My Fave Chairman Pachauri Quote
The credibility of the IPCC has long been in tatters. There have been multiple calls for the resignation of its chairman. Rather than addressing this state of affairs, the head of the IPCC thinks corporate entities should change their ways – because we live in a world in which “reputation and public opinion are extremely important.”
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says responding to climate change is part of a larger goal: transforming the world economy.
The IPCC as UN Funding Mechanism
You gotta love the UN. The 31-member IPCC bureau includes representatives from undemocratic and unsavoury countries such as Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Malaysia, Madagascar and the Maldives. Soon, these countries may be deciding the fate of billions of UN-administered climate change funds.
That Wobbly Foundation: Peer-Reviewed Research
Climate activists have long argued that scientific research that has been peer-reviewed is reliable, trustworthy & true.
IPCC: Screw the Rules
Last year a committee investigating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told it to pull up its socks and follow its own rules. This week, the IPCC decided to jettison an important rule instead.
The State of the IPCC’s Leadership
Rajendra Pachauri, as chairman of what is supposed to be a respectable science body, has – with deliberation and forethought – publicly linked that body to left-wing political analysis and activism.
Pachauri’s Pal – the Worldwatch Institute
Before the IPCC was even founded, the Worldwatch Institute had already declared that global warming was caused by fossil fuels. Surely that makes the IPCC chairman’s decision to fraternize with this activist organization a bit awkward.
The IPCC’s Activist Chairman
Rajendra Pachauri does not display the aloof, dispassionate demeanour traditionally evoked by the term “scientist.” Instead, he repeatedly lends the good name of the scientific body he chairs to activist endeavours.
The IPCC’s Pretend Neutrality
Actions speak louder the words. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claims to be impartial and evenhanded – but that’s not how it behaves.
The Strange Case of Sari Kovats
How does someone who hasn’t yet earned their doctorate get nominated by their own government for IPCC duty multiple times? How does the IPCC, which claims to be comprised of the world’s top scientists, repeatedly select this person to fill senior roles?
Peer into the Heart of the IPCC, Find Greenpeace
The mere presence of environmental activists undermines the integrity of scientific endeavours. Yet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has long embraced Greenpeace personnel.
The Never-Policy-Prescriptive Pachauri
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change thinks you and your children should feel chilly in the winter and too hot in the summer. He also thinks it’s his business to decide what amount of meat consumption is healthy and desirable.
A recently-released collection of candid insider comments confirms many of our worst fears about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Mr. Chairman, Your Carriage Awaits
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is dysfunctional and unaccountable. That Rajendra Pachauri remains as its chairman – despite widespread calls for his resignation – is proof of this.
All For a Nobel Cause
How often does the media imply that IPCC Peace Prize winners are scientific Nobel laureates?
Perceptions of Pachauri
What do IPCC insiders really think of chairman Rajendra Pachauri?
Grey Literature: IPCC Insiders Speak Candidly
IPCC insiders say non-peer-reviewed literature is essential and unavoidable when they write one of the world’s most important reports. Yet chairman Pachauri has, for years, insisted only peer-reviewed material gets used. Why haven’t scientific organizations set the record straight?
New York Times Reporter Spanks the UN
Andrew Revkin has identified a mistake in a UN climate negotiations document. This same “small error” has also appeared in the headlines of two UN press releases.
The Non-Stop IPCC Spin Machine
A new IPCC press release says “thousands of scientists” contribute to the climate bible. But a list of authors selected to take part in the upcoming edition contains only 831 names.
Among these is Lisa Alexander. She began writing IPCC reports a decade before she’d even earned her PhD.
Rub Asbestos on Your Face, Why Don’t Cha
The man in charge of one of the world’s most influential organizations thinks his critics should rub asbestos on their faces. Those who disagree with him, he says, are arrogant, have suspect motives, and practice “voodoo science.”
The IPCC’s Confused Chairman
Delegates to a four-day Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting chose not to replace chairman Rajendra Pachauri with someone more credible and professional. Journalists beware: nothing this man says should be taken at face value.
Another IPCC Train Wreck: Species Extinction (Part 2)
When five out of ten lead authors of an IPCC chapter have documented links to the World Wildlife Fund their findings aren’t credible.
Another IPCC Train Wreck: Species Extinction (Part 1)
The IPCC’s chairman tells us constantly that 20-30% of the planet’s species are at risk of extinction due to global warming. But experts in that field say the research on which the IPCC bases its conclusions is rubbish.
A report released this week blows smoking holes through just about everything the IPCC’s chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, has been telling us.
Conflict-of-Interest at the IPCC
The review committee examining the IPCC process has recommended that “rigorous conflict of interest” policies be adopted. Hallelujah.
We Trusted Too Completely
Close examination of the climate bible leaves one dumbfounded. Almost nothing we’ve been told about it seems remotely true. Almost nothing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, has said – or continues to say – about that document seems connected to reality.
More IPCC Mischief
According to the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the 2007 climate bible “was based on scientific studies completed before January 2006.” So how could a paper that wasn’t accepted for publication in a scientific journal until May 2008 (29 months later) be cited multiple times?
IPCC Cites an Unpublished Journal 39 Times
Climate bible authors referenced numerous yet-to-be published scientific papers in order to make their case. This raises troubling questions about the role of certain editors of certain scientific journals.
Cutoff Dates, What Cutoff Dates?
When the IPCC flouts its own rules outrageously – yet insists it has followed them religiously – its credibility evaporates.
The Stern Review Scandal – IPCC Breaks 3 of Its Own Rules
Ten months after the official cutoff date, and well after the expert reviewers were out of the picture, climate bible authors inserted references to the Stern Review into 12 different chapters.
Dr. Pachauri, Call Your Office
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has repeatedly declared that the climate bible relies solely on peer-reviewed source material. This claim is false. Rajendra Pachauri should resign.
IPCC Reliance on Grey Literature 30 Times Greater than UK Threshold
The British government says 99% of the sources on which the climate bible bases its arguments should be peer-reviewed. But only 70% are.
What’s Left if We Disregard Non-Peer-Reviewed Claims?
The chairman of the IPCC has said that non-peer-reviewed research is so undeserving of the IPCC’s attention it should be thrown “into the dustbin.” Yet on one page of the climate bible, only 17% of the text is backed-up by peer-reviewed research.
The Water Cannon of the Climate Debate
The climate bible is the ultimate weapon in the global warming debate. Skeptics are told the experts have spoken and that carbon dioxide is the Great Satan.
Climate Bible Gets 21 ‘F’s on Report Card
Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,531 sources cited in the latest version of the climate bible – finding 5,587 to be not peer-reviewed. 21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations’ Nobel-winning report had so few peer-reviewed references they earned an F on our report card.
Poll: How Many Non-Peer-Reviewed References?
A poll was held prior to the release of our citizen audit findings. That project tallied up the number of climate bible references which involve peer-reviewed sources. (The public has long been told all references are to such material, yet we discovered 1/3 are not.)
Help Audit the UN Climate Report – Crowdsourcing Project
In this blog post, I invited people to help me examine the references relied upon by the climate bible. Five weeks later, we delivered a report card in which 21 of 44 chapters of the climate bible received an ‘F’.
The Great Peer-Review Fairy Tale
The chairman of the IPCC has repeatedly told the world the climate bible relies solely on peer-reviewed scientific literature. He is wrong.
Almost Half Non-Peer-Reviewed
Despite vigorous protests from its own expert reviewers, 42% of the documents cited in one chapter of the climate bible are grey literature rather than peer-reviewed.
Let There Be No More Scientific Consensuses
Science is about doubt – not certainty. Journalism is supposed to reveal – not conceal. When scientific organizations claim there’s a consensus, they step over the line into political advocacy. When media outlets trumpet said consensus they “disappear” highly-qualified, dissenting scientists.
The Climate Bible and the Home Inspector
If I pay for an inspection prior to purchasing a house and later discover the report contained significant errors, it will do the inspector no good to argue that 95 percent of what he wrote is still true. Nor will my confidence be restored when he blusters: “Hey, what’s a few typos?”
Systemic Failure: Invasion of the Drama Queens
Drug trial results are closely scrutinized. Corporate financial statements are routinely audited. Yet science academy bureaucrats – and a lot of others who should have known better – have advised us to blindly trust IPCC reports.
Yes Virginia, the Climate Bible Relies on Newspaper Clippings
When newspaper clippings are cited as evidence in the climate bible, when there’s a discrepancy between what an article says and what the IPCC claims it says – neither the process nor the end result is anything like what we’ve been told.
Weekend Roundup: Climate Boss Pachauri
Two UK newspapers call for the resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the IPCC. A third alleges that while he urges others to reduce their carbon footprint, he himself travels to work (one mile from his home) in a chauffeur-driven car rather than walking, cycling, or driving himself in an eco-friendly vehicle.