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IPPC Uses Greenpeace To Write It ‘Impartial’ Report On Climate Change

by | 17th, June 2011

“COMPREHENSIVENESS, objectivity, openness and transparency” are the principles governing IPCC work, according to the organisation’s very own  website , which then sets out in detail the principles and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), writes Richard North .

Clearly, the use of Greenpeace and the trade association umbrella group, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), to co-author the latest  IPCC renewables and mitigation report breaches every known concept of “objectivity”, with lead author Dr Sven Teske, an employee of Greenpeace International, referred to no less than seventy times in the report.

Quickly picked up by the blogosphere, the issue has quickly broken into the MSM, with The Mail and  The Independent crawling all over what is such an egregious example of the IPCC ignoring its own principles.

This has  Donna Laframboise and sundry others champing at the bit. Donna, in particular, charges that the IPCC haven’t learned a thing. She then argues that the IPCC does not understand that its credibility will continue to be non-existent so long as it continues to allow its own lead authors to pass judgment on research they themselves have authored.

But this is perhaps to miss the point. We cannot be dealing with an organisation that has learned nothing. After the furore over AR4 in the wake of Climategate, no one person, and no institution can be that stupid as to fail to take away lessons from the experience. Doubtless, the IPCC has learned something just not what its critics would have it learn.

And from its current behaviour, it is self-evident that it has learned that its critics do not matter. They are not important to

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