Writing About Climate Change
Is a new academic network just a cover for climate activists?
Fairy Tales on the Road to Rio
Nine papers are being distributed by an upcoming save-the-world conference. They’re explicitly intended to influence the behaviour of world leaders at the Rio summit in June. But the claim that they represent the latest scientific thinking is a gross distortion.
The Authoritarian Impulse and Climate Change
People who want to save the planet are fond of more laws and more red tape. They talk of silencing their opponents and sending people to prison.
More Grad Student Expertise
15 years prior to receiving her PhD, Sari Kovats began serving as an IPCC contributing author – followed by two stints as a lead author.
This means governments have been relying on the expertise of graduate students when making multi-billion-dollar climate change decisions.
The New Graduate Who Served as IPCC Lead Author
A recent medical graduate with no relevant publications was a lead author of the IPCC’s first health chapter. That report was supposed to have been written by the world’s top experts.
The Book the IPCC Plagiarized
Entire passages in the IPCC’s 1995 report were lifted from a 1993 book authored by Anthony McMichael – the IPCC person in charge of the health chapter.