The IPCC ‘consensus’ on climate change was phoney, says top IPCC insider

Lawrence Solomon
National Post
June 14, 2010

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.  The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts,” he states in a paper for Progress in Physical Geography, co-authored with student Martin Mahony.

“Claims such as ‘2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous,” the paper states unambiguously, adding that they rendered “the IPCC vulnerable to outside criticism.”

Global Warming? I didn't think so. (Photo: Patrick Henningsen)

Hulme, Professor of Climate Change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia – the university of Climategate fame — is the founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and one of the UK’s most prominent climate scientists. Among his many roles in the climate change establishment, Hulme was the IPCC’s co-ordinating Lead Author for its chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for its Third Assessment Report and a contributing author of several other chapters.

“Claims such as ‘2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous,” the paper states unambiguously, adding that they rendered “the IPCC vulnerable to outside criticism.”

Hulme, Professor of Climate Change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia –  the university of Climategate fame — is the founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and one of the UK’s most prominent climate scientists. Among his many roles in the climate change establishment, Hulme was the IPCC’s co-ordinating Lead Author for its chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for its Third Assessment Report and a contributing author of several other chapters.

Hulme’s depiction of IPCC’s exaggeration of the number of scientists who backed its claim about man-made climate change can be found on pages 10 and 11 of his paper, found here.
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5 Responses to “The IPCC ‘consensus’ on climate change was phoney, says top IPCC insider”

  1. MorningStar Says:

    Those, that are behind the scenes who manipulate us, thought climate warming would probably be a good way to tax us internationally and/or control us more easily. Or, so it appears now since it was the ’70’s they were telling us about “Global Freezing” & nothing happened.

    It’s just corrupt, career politicians dominating the people of the world & they almost got away with it. I might suggest reading the book out about a small town in America that finally stands up to corrupt politicians, who interfere in our personal lives & takes away our freedoms and ends up uniting the people. It seems to be about current times. It’s that good.
    http://www.booksbyoliver.com

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