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Whether you believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming or not, the validity of the science is extremely important to the current policies being pursued by many governments. These policies will affect all of us in a very profound way, therefore the corruption of the IPCC should be of interest to everyone. My advice is to read this book and make your own mind up, before these policies seriously affect your lives. Let's make sure we do not follow the Australian example and fatally destroy our economy without checking the facts properly.
I fully agree with David Holland that every MP should read this book. But so should every UK voter. Ms Laframboise writes with admirable clarity, humour and, where appropriate, passion - about the grave injustices and threats to our democratic freedoms she has uncovered. Something of world importance that many of us have found fiendishly complicated to explain to our friends and colleagues has been rendered not only intelligible but highly readable. If enough of our fellow-citizens take in the findings of this book then it's certain our elected representatives will do so, leading to the most radical re-think of climate policy imaginable.
I cannot thank the author enough, for applying not just her writing skills but the wisdom and compassion accumulated over many years to this complex, multi-faceted challenge. It will surely be judged the project for which she was born.
Then I decided to read up on the subject myself and understand what it was all about. With a background in advanced engineering, and experience of statistical analysis in communication systems and modelling a range of physical systems, I had enough background to read and understand what it was all about.
There seemed to be two main themes:
- The global average temperature was rising at an unprecedented rate.
- Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were the cause.
I started to read up about the "hockey stick" graph, famous from its use by Al Gore. Immediately, alarm bells sounded. Most of the graph had been produced by tree-ring temperature proxies. But the last bit, showing rapid temperature rise, had been produced from actual temperature measurements. If you produce a graph where the appearance changes at the exact point where you change the data source, would you have confidence in the graph? Few engineers would.
I quickly came across the work by Steven McIntyre and Ross McKitrick. Quite apart from the question of switching data sources at the crucial point, their work showed that the "hockey stick" graph was based on faulty statistical methods and essentially an artefact of the analysis method devised by Michael Mann.Read more ›
Many of its "leading scientists" turn out to be activist grad students with Greenpeace of WWF affiliations and no previously published scientific work. Its rules, procedures and time limits are regularly flouted to include more alarmist material and a high proportion of the included "science" comes not, as claimed, from peer-reviewed scientific papers - but from environmental activist's PR material.
A clearly written and revealing book - which might turn out to be a turning point in climate politics - read it!
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Riveting description of the state of affairs at the IPCC.
Should be compulsory reading for all policy makers.
Brilliantly written, excellently researched this is a real eye opener. This is the real world, scum, filth and villainy at the top, common sense at the bottom. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Andrew
It held my interest in the latter part of the book but the first few chapters were just a condemnation of the IPCC contributors which was rather bluntly put and as a result cause... Read morePublished 17 months ago by James Collins
Very informative investigative journalism - this book should be compulsory reading for every politician.
However - I find the title misleading.
Exceptionally clear summary of the IPCC and the shoddy standards and practises used to get the outcome they require.Published 23 months ago by David
Brilliantly clear book exposing the IPCC for what it is. A political organisation that is directing world governments to spend billions/trillions on needless carbon and CO2 saving... Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2014 by Azzy
Good book. Well written and documented, would love to see an update to the IPCC AR5 of 2013.
An eye opener on the inner workings of the IPCC. Read more
Much discussion of climate change is based on appeals to authority. For many, there can be no greater authority than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read morePublished on 19 April 2014 by RAS
Donna Laframboise is a professional journalist and has a very punchy style. If you're open to skepticism about global warming alarm and suspect that the IPCC is somehow not what it... Read morePublished on 10 April 2014 by IsomorphEmit