I’ve converted this great comment to a post. (if you object Fletch, please advise in the comments and I’ll take it down)
I have downloaded the Kindle version of a book called The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert . It’s basically an indictment of the IPCC.
I’ve only read about 20%, but already we find out that the “world’s top scientists” that the IPCC claim are contributors have not all been called on to participate – instead, some of the people writing the stuff for the IPCC are new graduates in their 20s.
Because the IPCC is part of the UN, they are obligated to be all inclusive and politically correct, eg, a certain percentage must be females, and also representatives from every country (although some admitted they don’t know what they’re doing). But hey that doesn’t matter, as long as we are multi-cultural.
No one knows how they are chosen, and the IPCC won’t give their names, just the country they are from. Many of those asked to contribute are from activist groups with an agenda to push (ie, Greenpeace the WWF etc), but the IPCC sees no conflict of interest.
Also, it turns out that it’s an oft-told lie that all the references in the Climate Bible are “peer reviewed”. After an audit by the author of the book and some volunteers on her website, it turns out that only 58% of the references mentioned have been peer reviewed.
The other references (around 5,500 of them) are from so-called ‘grey literature’. So, 1 in 3 references aren’t peer reviewed. After this was pointed out to them, the IPCC decided not to mark ‘grey’ footnotes at all now – so now nobody will know anyway.
Also, some of the papers used in reports aren’t even published at all at the time.
The whole thing is a disaster. No one even polices that the IPCC is following their own rules. It’s no wonder people are rapidly losing faith in them.
[Yes well they are criminals and fraudsters who have dreamed up this whole false and fabricated scenario as a fore runner to global taxation to fund global government. If we were not living in such utterly corrupt times, they would be languishing in jail cells with other convicted con men and crooks.]