Climate Depot Round Up: A New Climategate?! ‘UN IPCC Stands Accused Of Misleading World Leaders & The Public’


By: - Climate DepotOctober 1, 2013 2:00 PM

See earlier Climate Depot Round Ups of the New UN climate panel report here and here

A New Climategate?! ‘UN IPCC Stands Accused Of Misleading World Leaders & The Public’ — ‘Did The IPCC ‘Fix The Facts’? ‘Discrepancy between climate models & observations was systematically hidden’ – ‘The full text of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report has been out for less than 24 hours and the tales of malfeasance are flowing already. Steve McIntyre has already blogged about some misleading behaviour by senior scientists involved in the review, but his post this morning is amazing, revealing how the discrepancy between climate models and observations was systematically hidden between the final review of the draft and the report issued to the public.’


Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry calls for abolishing UN climate panel: ‘We need to put down the UN IPCC as soon as possible’ — ‘As temperatures have declined and climate models have failed to predict this decline, the IPCC has gained confidence in catastrophic warming’ – Judith Curry, Professor and chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology: ‘Given the widespread nature of the infection and intrinsic motivated reasoning.  We need to put down the IPCC as soon as possible’ — Key Points: There is a ‘growing realization that you can’t control climate by emissions reductions’As Temperatures Have Declined, The IPCC Has Gained Confidence In Catastrophic Warming – ‘With each successive decline in temperature, the IPCC has gained confidence that their exponentially increasing warming models are correct.’MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen Rips UN IPCC Report: ‘The latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence’ — ‘It is quite amazing to see the contortions the IPCC has to go through in order to keep the international climate agenda going’ – Former UN IPCC Lead Author Richard Lindzen: ‘In attributing warming to man, they fail to point out that the warming has been small, and totally consistent with there being nothing to be alarmed about’UN IPCC claim: ‘Since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia’ — Real Science Rebuttal: ‘The IPCC has now abandoned any attempt to base their claims on facts. Historical data shows that the climate has gotten better since the 1950s’
US droughts were the worst in the 1950s — Violent tornadoes are down since the 1950s — Major hurricane landfalls peaked in the 1950s, and are down to historic lows in the current decade — Record daily temperatures have declined in the US since

No Warming For 70% Of The IPCC’s History: ‘The last IPCC report which actually experienced any warming was SAR in 1995. In fact, the vast majority of the IPCC’s history has seen zero warming, and prior to that the warming was primarily due to rebound from Mt. Pinatubo cooling’ – ‘This complete lack of warming through most of the IPCC’s history has led them to 95% certainty that humans are heating the world out of control’

UK Daily Mail: UK Met Office proof that global warming is still ‘on pause’ as UN climate summit confirms global temperature has stopped rising – The global warming ‘pause’ has now lasted for almost 17 years and shows no sign of ending – despite the unexplained failure of climate scientists’ computer models to predict it. In 2009, Professor Phil Jones, head of the East Anglia University Climatic Research Unit, said in a leaked ‘Climategate’ email: ‘Bottom line: the no upward trend has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’

Pointman’s analysis: UN IPCC report ‘a fundamentally dishonest one…In political terms, AR5 was actually the incoherent and rambling suicide note of the IPCC’

Aussie Geologist Dr. Bob Carter: ‘UN’s 95% is hocus pocus science’ — ‘There is nothing unusual about the modern magnitudes or rates of change: of temperature; of ice-volume; of sea-level, or of extreme weather events’

Flashback 2012: UN’s Predetermined ‘Science’: Former UN climate chief de Boer: The next IPCC report ‘is going to scare the wits out of everyone’

Climate Scientist Dr. John Christy: 73 UN Climate Models Wrong, No Global Warming in 17 Years – Christy: ‘It’s a very embarrassing result for the climate models used in the IPCC report’

Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry mocks UN IPCC: ‘What a relief: IPCC decrees with high confidence that solar variations won’t influence 21st C climate’

Analysis: UN IPCC ‘an organization that is funded by ‘Big Green’, comprised of governments desperate to appear politically correct, vested interests from academia and business, and environmental activist groups… anything the IPCC says must be regarded as equally compromised’

Dr. Judith Curry on ‘Negotiating the UN IPCC Summary For Policy Makers’: ‘This is very high-level motivated sausage making indeed. But how do they claim they are policy neutral?’

Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: ‘How the IPCC forgot to mention the pause’ – Why? ‘attributed the oversight to a tendency of each group working on each of the 14 chapters to rely on some other chapter to deal with the issue. And anyone who was thinking about it at all thought some other chapter should handle the issue.’ Curry responds: ‘How did they miss the fact that the pause is the most important issue in the public debate on climate science, for well over a year now?’
Roger Pielke Jr. on IPCC: ‘There is a big difference between saying ‘we don’t know, emerging area of research” and ‘nothing to see here, move along’

Study: ‘Modern warming trend can’t be found’ in new climate study’ — ‘Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm did show up, however’ – A new, comprehensive study (published by the journal Climate Dynamics) examining temperatures in the Eastern Mediterranean region over the last 900 years indicates that global warming and associated climate changes actually haven’t happened there at all. The twentieth century warming trend found elsewhere could not be identified in our proxy record, nor was it found in the corresponding meteorological data used for our study.

Flashback: Top Swedish Climate Scientist Says Warming Not Noticeable: ‘The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all’ – Award-Winning Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of UN IPCC: ‘We Are Creating Great Anxiety Without It Being Justified

UN IPCC excuse for failure – ‘The Ocean ate my Global Warming’. What all 0.06C of it? Can’t measure it.’

IPCC report co-chair Thomas Stocker: ‘Not enough literature’ on ocean-ate-my-warming… an ‘emerging question’

Study Finds ARGO Buoys Show No Evidence Of Missing Heat

The warming is hiding in the bottom of the ocean. Someday it will pop out and say BOO!

UN IPCC AR5 full final report released – full access here

Gore: US media ‘intimidated, frightened’ — Cowering to global warming ‘deniers’

Major Swiss Daily Chief Editor on UN IPCC report: ‘Never Have I Read The Words ‘Probable’ Or ‘Improbable’ So Often’ …’Dosed Prophecy’ – Markus Somm, editor-in-chief of the Basler Zeitung describes IPCC report: ‘It is a masterpiece of dosed prophecy. Had Moses taken the same approach, he would not have convinced a single Jew to leave Egypt’

A weatherman breaks down in tears and considers having a vasectomy, vows NEVER to fly again due to grim UN climate report: Eric Holthaus tweeted ‘no children, happy to go extinct’
Time for Meds? Flashback 2007: The Crying Dutchman: UN’s Yvo de Boer breaks down into ‘flood of tears’ after warning that failure to reach climate deal could ‘plunge the world into conflict’

UK Paper: More hot air from scaremongers on ‘global warming’ UN IPCC report branded ‘insincere hype’ – Professor Bob Carter, of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change said: ‘Today’s temperature is not unusually warm. Climates always change.’

Sec. of State John Kerry gets slapped down for inane comment on IPCC Report: Kerry Claim: ‘This isn’t a political document produced by politicians. It’s science’ – Rebuttal: Scientist Bob Tisdale rebuts Kerry: ‘The UN IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers was bought and paid for by politicians for political purposes.’ – ‘In reality, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Summary for Policymakers for their 5th Assessment Report was initially written by climate scientists for politicians.  The language of the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers was then amended by politicians during days of negotiations in Stockholm prior to publication. Additionally, the vast majority of the scientific research reflected in that document was funded by governments.  As a result, the IPCC Summary for Policymakers presents only research efforts that adhere to the agendas of the political entities that financed it.

‘The Scientization of Politics’: ‘Michael Mann was advancing a sweeping, revolutionary political program aimed at creating a ‘carbon-free economy.’ – Finally Mann declared that “politicians across the political spectrum have to come together to solve this problem that threatens us all.” And it was immediately clear that this was a political programme. Something is “political” if it is ”related to the government or the public affairs of a country.” And Michael Mann was advancing a sweeping, revolutionary political programme aimed at creating a “carbon-free economy.” An entire 200-year-old global industrial civilisation, built on coal and oil and gas, was to be completely swept away. Lenin would have gasped at the prodigious scale of it, and Trotsky would have fainted.  And he was calling for all this on the basis of a few computer models and some temperature measurements. 

Report: There is no 97 percent global warming consensus — ‘The consensus as described by Cook et al. is virtually meaningless’ – Andrew Montford points out that there are two possible ways one can view of the “consensus” around manmade global warming. One is “shallow” view that human activity caused some unspecified extent. The other is the “deep” view that human activity is the main driver behind global warming. According to Montford, the Cook paper takes the “shallow” view because his study counted a paper as endorsing the “consensus” if it accepted the concept of anthropogenic global warming, either implicitly or explicitly, regardless of whether it quantified the extent of human influence on the planet’s temperature.”

Climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry calls for abolishing UN climate bureaucracy

A model for climate-change fraud: ‘People worldwide are being conned into sacrificing their jobs, freedoms, health and well-being to government bureaucrats, on the altar of climate alarmism’

UN report gets extreme weather claims correct: Prof. Roger Pielke Jr. UN IPCC AR5: ‘Increasing hurricanes? No. Floods? No. Drought? No. Tornadoes/thunderstorms? No. Extreme weather meme now firmly zombie science’

Pielke Jr. : ‘So a question for the climate community: Why so very silent when Pres Obama wrongly claimed climate change was increasing storms, flood, droughts?’ – ‘IPCC dials back the fear of extreme weather’

Top Scientists Slam and Ridicule UN IPCC Climate Report

Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt: ‘Scientific consensus fetishism in climate politics’: Rancourt: ‘I am baffled that any trained scientist with some knowledge of field measurements (i.e., measurements in the field), Earth systems, and statistical analysis could be “convinced by the evidence” that “anthropogenic greenhouse gases have been responsible for ‘most’ of the ‘unequivocal’ warming of the Earth’s average global temperature over the second half of the 20th century”. Especially in the further light of recent analyses of the failures of all climate models regarding the “non-warming” of the last 20 years [11]. This week’s hot air from the IPCC changes none of this.’

How climate models dismiss the role of the Sun in climate

IPCC On Antarctic Sea Ice: The IPCC ‘models forecast less ice, and they cannot explain why there is instead more ice’

Physicist explains why increased CO2 has a trivial effect upon climate

Rupert Darwall: ‘The Political Science Of Global Warming: the most revealing aspect is that none of the climate scientists involved seems embarrassed at this nonsense or protests at the manipulation of science for political ends’

IPCC vice chair: Consensus process too slow, wrongly conservative — new report may be last mega-report

IPCC report a non-starter for West Virginia politicians

Peter Lilley: The End Is Near For Global Warming Doomsday Cult

‘Just as economists can’t tell us how to abolish boom-bust, so scientists don’t yet know how to fix the climate or even if it’s broken’

Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn: UN IPCC report ‘A Cowardly Cover-Up and a disgrace to science’

WSJ Op-Ed: The U.N. IPCC is unreformable and its latest report should be its last

Does UN IPCC report mean having the Earth put down? – Prof. Judith Curry quips: ‘I guess the anthropocene is regarded as a terminal diagnosis for the Earth.  Maybe we don’t need to put the planet down; perhaps we could just get rid of all the people.’

Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: The Global Warming They Fear is NOT Based upon Physical First Principles

Aussie paper: IPCC report ‘fails to make waves’

German Geologist: Despite Shrillness “No Hard Evidence Of CO2, No Cause For Alarm…Key Findings Not Properly Reported”

Nigel Lawson: IPCC Brings The Good Name Of Science Into Disrepute — fuels is economic nonsense and ‘morally outrageous’ for the developing world

Analysis: UN IPCC Hides The Decline: ‘They are comparing a statistically insignificant amount of warming since 1998, with three decades of cooling. The result is to make this small trend sound much more significant than it is’ – ‘By this dodgy use of statistics and the 1998 red herring, they have also tried to distract attention from the clear fact that temperatures really have flatlined since 2001′

UK Paper: The poster boys of climate change thrive in the icy Arctic: Polar bears defy concerns about their extinction
: Polar bear populations have stablised and may even be increasing


Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry on how UN IPCC invents 95% confidence figure: ’95% – take it with a grain of salt (or a stiff whiskey). That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it…How they can justify this is beyond me’


UK Daily Mail: It’s not as bad as we thought – but global warming is still a disaster, warn UN experts


Big problem for UN IPCC’s Michael Oppeheimer: With just over 70 authors listed on the SPM, he claims that ‘here we have thousands of them getting together and being able to agree on this high level of certainty’


Oppenheimer funded by Big Hollywood! Flashback: Scientist to the Hollywood Stars: UN IPCC’s Michael Oppenheimer ‘was the holder of the ‘Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies’ at Environmental Defense Fund’

Flashback: UN IPCC’s Michael Oppenheimer: ‘An activist first — A scientist a distant second’ — Scientific work ’roundly trashed’ even by fellow warmists!

See earlier Climate Depot Round Ups of the New UN climate panel report here and here. 

Climate Depot Round Up: UN IPCC Exhumes, Brings Climate Catastrophe Back From The Grave…Politicians, Activists Dancing Like It’s 2007!

UN IPCC Report Exposed By Its Own Members as ‘a pure political process’ — ‘Scientific truth isn’t negotiated in the dead of night behind closed doors’ — Climate Depot Round Up