'Where in its multi-year, multi-thousand-page bureaucratic report-writing process is science actually practiced? -- The IPCC website acknowledges that it “does not conduct any research.” Its reports are, instead, massive literature reviews. IPCC personnel survey the scientific literature and, in the course of writing a multi-thousand-page assessment report, make thousands of judgment calls as to what that literature tells us about climate change, humanity, and the relationship between the two. Judgment calls are not science. They are influenced by an individual’s assumptions, breadth and depth of experience, cultural and spiritual values, economic and political analyses, and so forth. IPCC personnel can be compared to members of a jury. Evidence is evaluated. Decisions are made as to what conclusions are warranted. No one considers a jury a scientific body – even when forensic science provides much of the evidence.'