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Activist Material Cited as Evidence in the 2013-2014 IPCC Report

On page 25 of Chapter 2 and page 58 of Chapter 4 (Working Group 2 report of the AR5), the sole evidence the IPCC cites for a claim about the Arctic is a 2012 document authored by Christie and Sommerkorn.

This is not peer-reviewed science, published in a reputable scientific journal. Rather, it is a publication produced by the activist WWF.

Even after the embarrassingly Himalayan glacier scandal, in 2014 the IPCC still permits its personnel to treat activist publications as reliable evidence.

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The IPCC has a long history

of recruiting scientific personnel with close links to activist organizations such as Greenpeace and the WWF. See, for example, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
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