FOX Covers IPCC’s False Advertising
Donna Laframboise’s Citizens’ Audit shook the IPCC’s credibility to the core last week after revealing that 21 chapters of the IPCC 2007 AR4 report got an “F” because more than 40% of the literature they cited wasn’t peer-reviewed. The IPCC cited newspaper and magazine clippings, student theses, newsletters, discussion papers and even a boot cleaning manual from an Antractic cruise company. Fox News covers the findings of the audit here: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/19/united-nations-climate-global-warming-ipcc/
The team, recruited by the climate-change skeptics behind the website NoConsensus.org, found that 5,600 of the 18,500 sources in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Nobel Prize-winning 2007 report were not peer reviewed.
People can have confidence in the IPCC’s conclusions, given that it is all on the basis of peer-reviewed literature. We don’t pick up a newspaper article and, based on that, come up with our findings.
For years the IPCC pitched it to the public as being based solely on peer-reviewed scientific literature, telling us that the report was the gold standard in scientific review. Now we find out they have misled us. False advertising. The U.N. is not commenting in depth on the audit, but it has acknowledged its existence.