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.
Many IPCC authors were chosen for reasons other than impressive scholarly track records.
A small group of IPCC insiders filled as many as seven different roles each during the writing of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
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?
Sari Kovats helped write three editions of the climate bible. But the institution where she recently earned her doctorate won’t confirm the date.
If climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity, why have kids filled senior IPCC roles for the past 15 years?
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.