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Climate Bible Gets 21 “F”s on Report Card
Posted By admin On April 14, 2010 @ 8:43 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
No Frakking Consensus 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations’ Nobel-winning climate bible earned an F on a report card  we are releasing today. Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,531 sources cited in the report – finding 5,587 to be not peer-reviewed.
Contrary to statements by the chairman  of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the celebrated 2007 report does not rely solely on research published in reputable scientific journals. It also cites press releases , newspaper and magazine clippings , working papers , student theses , discussion papers , and literature  published by green advocacy  groups. Such material is often called “grey literature.”
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We’ve been told this report is the gold standard. We’ve been told it’s 100 percent peer-reviewed science. But thousands of sources cited by this report have not come within a mile of a scientific journal.
Based on the grading system  used in US schools, 21 chapters in the IPCC report receive an F (they cite peer-reviewed sources less than 60% of the time), 4 chapters get a D, and 6 get a C. There are also 5 Bs and 8 As.
In November, IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri disparaged non-peer-reviewed research in an interview  with the Times of India (see the end of the article):
IPCC studies only peer-review science. Let someone publish the data in a decent credible publication. I am sure IPCC would then accept it, otherwise we can just throw it into the dustbin.
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 No Frakking Consensus: http://nofrakkingconsensus.blogspot.com/
 report card: http://www.noconsensus.org/ipcc-audit/IPCC-report-card.php
 statements by the chairman: http://www.noconsensus.org/ipcc-audit/not-as-advertised.php
 press releases: http://www.noconsensus.org/ipcc-audit/media-releases-in-IPCC-report.php
 clippings: http://climatequotes.com/2010/02/11/ipcc-references-at-least-29-news-articles-in-ar4/
 working papers: http://www.noconsensus.org/ipcc-audit/working-papers-in-IPCC-report.php
 theses: http://climatequotes.com/2010/02/03/ipcc-cited-multiple-masters-students-in-ar4-some-unpublished/
 discussion papers: http://www.noconsensus.org/ipcc-audit/discussion-papers-in-IPCC-report.php
 literature: http://nofrakkingconsensus.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-dodgy-citations-in-nobel-winning.html
 advocacy: http://nofrakkingconsensus.blogspot.com/2010/01/greenpeace-and-nobel-winning-climate_28.html
 Image: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/inemnewwoord.html
 grading system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_academic_grade#United_States
 interview: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/No-proof-of-Himalayan-ice-melting-due-to-climate-change/articleshow/5213045.cms
 READ THE CITIZEN AUDIT REPORT HERE: http://www.noconsensus.org/ipcc-audit/findings-main-page.php
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