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Excellent expose of the political machinations of the IPCC and their chairman
on 27 October 2013
Those of us who have been involved in the climate debate, for that's what it is, over the past few year's will be aware of the political shenanigan's and blatant activism of it's chairman, Rajendra Pachauri. His "voodoo science" comments concerning Himalayan glacier retreat were a disgraceful episode which could never have happened if the IPCC actually stuck to its own alleged policy of only relying on peer reviewed papers for its assessment reports.
Laframboise's book is a collection of her blog posts about the IPCC and it's chairman over the past few year's. If you want to catch up with the story this collection of blogs will fill you in.
I have to add that the format of collecting blog posts together to tell a story is not ideal. It results in a series of rather repetitive short chapters which can be irritating and made me regularly skip ahead, however I already had a reasonable knowledge of the story the book was trying to tell.
I am an academic myself and would recommend this book to any student, journalist or academic interested in the politics of climate science.