Judith Curry, Professor and chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology: ‘Given the widespread nature of the infection and intrinsic motivated reasoning. We need to put down the IPCC as soon as possible’
Key Points: There is a ‘growing realization that you can’t control climate by emissions reductions’
‘After several decades and expenditures in the bazillions, the IPCC still has not provided a convincing argument for how much warming in the 20th century has been caused by humans.
‘The politically charged rhetoric has contaminated academic climate research and the institutions that support climate research, so that individuals and institutions have become advocates; scientists with a perspective that is not consistent with the consensus are at best marginalized (difficult to obtain funding and get papers published by ‘gatekeeping’ journal editors) or at worst ostracized by labels of ‘denier’ or ‘heretic.’
The IPCC is really quite pathetic: As Temperatures Have Declined, The IPCC Has Gained Confidence In Catastrophic Warming
With each successive decline in temperature, the IPCC has gained confidence that their exponentially increasing warming models are correct.
Pointman reports that this is the Suicide Report of the IPCC, it’s own self destruction: Pointman’s analysis: UN IPCC report ‘a fundamentally dishonest one…In political terms, AR5 was actually the incoherent and rambling suicide note of the IPCC’