How the IPCC Report Has Been Advertised
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"People can have confidence in
the IPCC's conclusions…Given that it is all
on the basis of peer-reviewed
literature." - Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2008
"The IPCC doesn't do any research itself. We only develop our assessments on the basis of
- Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2007
"This is based on
peer-reviewed literature. That’s the manner in which the IPCC functions.
We don’t pick up a newspaper article and, based
on that, come up with our findings." - Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2008 (click
quote to go to YouTube video. Remarks
begin at 1 minute, 15 seconds)
As IPCC Chairman
Rajendra K. Pachauri recently stated: 'IPCC relies entirely on peer
reviewed literature in carrying out its assessment...'"
- US Environmental Protection Agency, December 2009 (bottom of PDF's
asked if the discussion paper could be taken into consideration...[Pachauri]
said, '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.'" -
Times of India, November 2009 [previously said
2007 due to a typo]
"This is the key document on climate change, and from now on
you can forget any others you may have read or seen or heard
about. This is the one that matters. It is the tightly distilled,
peer-reviewed research of several thousand scientists"
- Irish Independent, November 2007
"Make no mistake about how central the IPCC
is to the global warming debate. The IPCC's reports are why ours and
other governments...are calling for reductions in greenhouse gas
emissions...[those] attacking the IPCC...have never researched nor published any climate science in
peer-reviewed journals - and
peer review is how science works."
- ABC News, Australia, November 2009
IPCC bases its work on papers that have been published in the
peer-reviewed scientific literature."
- The Economist, December 2009
"The IPCC does not do
scientific research itself, but builds its assessments on peer-reviewed
and published scientific papers.
" - ABC
News, Australia, February 2007
IPCC relies on the peer-reviewed scientific literature for its
conclusions, which must meet the rigorous requirements of the scientific
Joe Romm, Salon.com, February 2008
"The first phase [of the
IPCC report] will be released in Paris next week...The report will draw
on already published peer-reviewed science."
- CBC News, Canada, January
a strong, peer-reviewed science base [provided by the IPCC]...the case
for action on climate change would not be as unequivocal as it is
today." - Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary
General, August 2008
IPCC report] used only peer reviewed published science..."
- Associated Press science writer Seth Borenstein, February 2007. This story appeared in newspapers
large and small in countries that included Russia,
Canada, and the
[IPCC] report will draw on already published
peer-review science." - Associated
Press science writer Seth Borenstein, January 2007. This story appeared in newspapers in countries that
South Africa and the
knowledge of climate change contained within peer-reviewed scientific
publications is periodically assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change." - Science Alert.com, November 2008.
must follow basic principles for screening evidence - making sure, for
example, that scientific research is properly peer reviewed. The
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a particularly
valuable source of information on climate change..."
The New Nation, Bangladesh, September 2009
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