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.
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.
Woodrow Clark: Thin Nobel Gruel
A fake Nobel keynote speaker played an embarrassingly minor role in the IPCC.
Green Energy Trade Show Hires Fake Nobel Laureate
A press release issued this week falsely describes economist Woodrow Clark as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC
The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.
Canadian MP Withdraws False Nobel Claim
Kirsty Duncan no longer describes herself as a “Nobel Peace Prize laureate” on her Facebook page. But she’s still being falsely advertised in that manner on the Celebrity Speakers website.
Kirsty Duncan: Canada’s Fake Nobel Laureate Member of Parliament
Kirsty Duncan’s Facebook page says she’s been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Being 1 of 39 people involved in one chapter (out of 11) of an obscure report is apparently all it takes.
Fake Nobel Laureates & the White House
What happens to people who claim to be Peace Prize winners even though they aren’t? They get a job at the White House.
Official Launch of FakeNobelLaureates.com
Michael Mann’s boss at Penn State University – Dean William Easterling – falsely claims to be a Nobel laureate on his CV.
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.
Fake Nobel Laureate Steve Running
Like those sad souls who walk around with military medals they themselves didn’t earn on their chests, a forestry professor continues to bask in undeserved glory.
9,000 Nobel Pretenders
The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Mark Jaccard Re-Writes History
A Simon Fraser University economist declared, on his blog in May, “I have never spoken or written of myself as a Nobel laureate.” After I unearthed written testimony to the contrary, he quietly rewrote the post, removing that denial.
The Open Letter to American Universities
Eminent individuals are urging US educators to encourage a genuine campus debate about fossil fuels.
Two Quotes from Mark Jaccard: 2013 vs 2011
An economist who insists he’s never described himself as a Nobel laureate did, indeed, do so. In written testimony.
Speakers’ Bureau Still Says Jaccard is a Nobel Laureate
Press releases, event posters, news stories & speakers’ bureaus have all falsely described economist Mark Jaccard as a Nobel winner. He says it isn’t his fault.
Secret Climate Meetings
Confronted with what some believe is a house on fire, Canadian Members of Parliament retire to the shadows and whisper to each other in secret.
A Few Crumbs of Pastry: More Nobel Nonsense
What happens when you slice half a pie into 9,000 pieces? You get a few crumbs of pastry.
Mark Jaccard, Counterfeit Nobel Laureate
Canadian economist Mark Jaccard is falsely described as a Nobel laureate in the headline of a press release – and then on the front page of a newspaper.
Meet ‘One of the World’s Foremost Climate Scientists’
Andrew Weaver: climate modeler, Green Party deputy leader, Greenpeace promoter.
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.
The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 1)
How can claims that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is objective be taken seriously when one of its authors has been arrested at an anti-coal protest?
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.
Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Critiqued
An opinion piece in Scientific America alleges that, over the long term, a great deal of scientific research turns out not to be true. Independent replication of research findings is apparently far less common than we think.
Slivers of the Nobel Pie
When a cycling group told its members they were going to hear from a Nobel laureate, it didn’t explain that climate modeler Philip Duffy’s contribution to a decade-old IPCC report was limited – and tainted by conflict-of-interest.
Credit Where It’s Due
A news account suggests Michael Oppenheimer is a class act. Rather than calling climate skeptics “deniers” he admits they might be smart people.
All For a Nobel Cause
How often does the media imply that IPCC Peace Prize winners are scientific Nobel laureates?
IPCC Experts Lack Scientific Credibility
IPCC insiders say many of those who shared in the 2007 Peace Prize lack appropriate scientific credentials. They were selected because they are of the right gender or come from the right country.
The Uses and Abuses of a Nobel Prize
A news story tells us we should believe a report because a “Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist” is associated with it. But the Nobel turns out to be the same Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore – and the report’s findings are highly improbable.
Meet the IPCC’s Youngest Lead Author
At the age of 25, Richard Klein became an IPCC lead author. He held a Masters degree, and had spent a year working for Greenpeace.
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.
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.
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.
What the IPCC Learned from Press Releases
The UN’s Nobel-winning, allegedly gold-standard climate bible bases factual assertions on dodgy source material like press releases.
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.
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.
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.
Greenpeace and the Nobel-Winning Climate Report
The relationship between Greenpeace and the IPCC is so close that not only are the activist group’s documents cited by the climate bible, the IPCC chairman has written a forward for a Greenpeace publication. Meanwhile, a senior Greenpeace official (whose entire career has been devoted to political activism), has served as an IPCC “scientific expert reviewer.”
More Dodgy Citations in the Nobel-Winning Climate Report
The climate bible cites numerous documents written by the World Wildlife Fund to back up its arguments. But this document is supposed to be a rigorous, wholly scientific assessment.