Newsbytes: New Research Reveals IPCC In Bed With Green Lobbies

Newsbytes: New Research Reveals IPCC In Bed With Green Lobbies (2011-11-03). Oh my gosh, a carefully fact-checked newswire story proves that the IPCC are incompetent commie eco-facists! It’s a “scathing new expose!

Oh, wait. It’s just another wild one-sided press release rehash from the denialist Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Benny Peiser. He’s uncovered a Fox News screed that trumpets how young some of the IPCC report authors are, and has found a few other semi-random news links. Also Donna Laframboise is a feminist, so we should have complete faith in her 43 recruits and their “audit” of the IPCC 2007 report. Go buy her book The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert! It’s sciencey.

The “green lobbies” accusation is somehow implicit, but of course everything is a “green lobby” to paranoid libertarians because it’s all part of the secret communist world government.

Thanks madcap paranoid libertarians, I knew you’d clear everything up!

It does seem a bit odd though that there’s no mention of atmospheric physics.

4 thoughts on “Newsbytes: New Research Reveals IPCC In Bed With Green Lobbies

  1. Strange composition…………The word “newsbytes” suggests variety, but half of the items are from reviews of Donna Laframboise’s book, “The Delinquent Teenager…”

    For point of view…………see the last sentence in this quote from the book, as found in the Amazon freebie:

    “These really are the amounts under discussion. Scientists believe carbon dioxide used to comprise less than 0.03% of the atmosphere -280 parts per million – prior to the industrial revolution. Currently, at 390 parts per million, it’s approaching 0.04%. Barring emissions reductions by the year 2100 that number could reach 0.06%. All this fuss is based on a hypothesis that says our planet is so unstable a slight increase in one particular trace gas will trigger disaster.”

    [Donna is an entertaining combination of ignorance and anger. Perhaps she thinks, for example, that arsenic is harmless unless you actually eat great chunks of it! – Ben]

  2. Hmm, nice bottom of the barrel trash fiction, Dr Benny writes!

    “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” Harold Wilson

    “It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose.” Tony Blair

  3. “In March last year, Laframboise recruited 43 private citizens in 12 countries online to audit the entire IPCC 2007 report and count the number of non-peer-reviewed references. The audit showed that 5587 of 18,531 — fully one-third — were non-peer-reviewed sources: including newspaper articles, activist reports, even press releases. “

    I was under the impression that few, if any of these, were in the WG1 report. I’ll assume that this is a general reference to grey literature – the buzzwords like “activist” make me supremely skeptical of these numbers, anyway.

    Also, the deniers do their science on blogs, avoiding peer review, and the few that are capable of actual science have had to resort to obscure journals to get their shoddy work published.

    I thought peer-review was a sham, anyway?

    The wheel keeps turning…

    • Actually, their definition of “not peer reviewed” was “anything not published in a journal”. Really. All prior IPCC reports? Not peer reviewed according to the Citizen Auditors. Books and book chapters? With certainty not peer reviewed either, again according to the Citizen Auditors. Same, same for any and all reports from a variety of organizations (such as those reporting ‘raw’ data like fossil fuel use).

      And those press releases and newspaper articles were never used to support a scientific point. But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story when you’re a journalist!

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