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Jan242010

The IPCC's favourite source

Canadian blogger Donna Laframboise wondered just how many times the IPCC had cited the World Wildlife Fund in its report. The answer is quite a lot!

 

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From her article: "The more successful the WWF is at persuading the public that there's a crisis, the more likely people are to give it money."

Exactly, and that is why they overestimate extinctions by two orders of magnitude also. Shouldn't it be illegal to use fraud to raise money? I think so.

Jan 24, 2010 at 8:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrian Macker
Jan 24, 2010 at 9:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterSordnay

I am sad for the animals betrayed by these people.

Jan 24, 2010 at 11:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

“The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245636/Glacier-scientists-says-knew-data-verified.html#ixzz0dUoPiTkG

Is it this Dr Murari Lal?

From the WWF web site:

Climate Witness Science Advisory Panel (SAP)

Prof. Dr Murari Lal, specialises in global and regional climate variability, scenario development, regional environmental change, sectoral vulnerability assessment (water, biodiversity and agriculture), landscape ecology, biophysical remote sensing – GIS applications, ecosystem modeling, regional adaptation & mitigation potential, water resource management; Environment and Carbon Trading Group Halcrow Consulting India Ltd., India

http://www.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/problems/people_at_risk/personal_stories/about_cw/cwscientists/


About Prof. Murari Lal
Lead or Co-ordinating Author on several chapters of IPCC Assessment Reports
http://4dweb.proclim.ch/4dcgi/proclim/en/Detail_Person?lalm.newdelhi


About Halcrow Consulting:

“Environment and Carbon Trading Group Halcrow Consulting India Ltd., India”
http://www.halcrow.com/html/documents/pdf/india/halcrow_india_environment_brochure.pdf

Carbon Trading is part of the Environment Division, now that is a surprise.

From the CRU website we see the WWF funds the CRU. I wonder where a charity gets the money to fund climate research?
http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/about/history/

The WWF funds the CRU

Murari Lal->WWF->CRU

Murari Lal-> Halcrow Consulting->Carbon Trading

How about we skip the middle man:

Carbon Trading-> Halcrow Consulting-> WWF->CRU->IPCC

And simplify.

Carbon Trading->WWF->CRU->IPCC
Carbon Trading->CRU->IPCC
Carbon Trading->IPCC

Carbon Trading->IPCC->Carbon Trading


Does that look right?

Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndrew30

Yer Grace
At Real Climate the tone of Gavan Schmidt’s responses to comments make interesting reading. For example, Tilo Reber and Steven Jörsäter have been making comments on a 17 Jan 2010, end of 2009 end of year summary by James Hansen and others, entitled ‘ If it’s that warm, how come it is so damned cold?”

To Tilo’s comment (No 475) Gavan opens his exasperated response with “This is like nailing jelly to a wall. I really should be doing something different........”
http://www.realclimate.org/?comments_popup=2743

One could also apply the jelly analogy to the citations and statements in IPCC reports and possibly the ingredients selected for inclusion in climate models. Now that the Himalayan glacier flavoured jelly has slid off the wall, other flavoured jellies appear to have been nailed to the walls!

Is it because the WWF evokes warm fuzzy feelings that the Panda flavoured nailed jelly was not noticed earlier?

Jan 25, 2010 at 12:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterE O'Connor

Coca Cola has partnered with the WWF.
I told Coke that I'll be drinking Pepsi because of the partnership.

Coca Cola customer feedback page is
https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/contactus/cokefeedback/index.shtml

Jan 25, 2010 at 2:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterWestwell

Sordnay. Also 51 google hits for WWF reports when one add the word "extinction" (but there are also lots of non-WWF reports on that subject that's crap):

wwf ar4 extinction

Jan 25, 2010 at 10:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterMagnus

Perhaps the WWF has such an amazing track record of accurate predictions that any of its reports can be taken as gospel!

Jan 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex

The role of the WWF in the AGW affair needs to be investigated thoroughly.

Jan 25, 2010 at 3:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterlad

It can be no coincidence that Robert Napier, chairman of the Met Office, was chief executive of WWF-UK in his previous appointment.

Presumably he got the job of chairman of the UK Govt's principal global warming propaganda generating outfit as a result of his success in supervising the generation of such propaganda with the WWF.

Jan 25, 2010 at 9:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartin Ackroyd

I wonder if the general public realize that a donation to the WWF is going to fund climate change research. Someone clever should do a spoof commercial featuring bedraggled climatologists at the Du Badley Research Centre with a sympathetic voice appealing for funds to help save the endangered scientists and then post it.
All kidding aside, these environmental NGO's need to be thoroughly investigated. In my opinion, they are the circulatory system of the AGW body.

Feb 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterlad

The carbon market is one of the fastest growing financial markets in the world today. it should be managed properly to create healthy environment.
The explosive growth of the carbon market in the last 5 years has established it as one of the fastest growing financial markets worldwide. According to a World Bank report (“State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011”), the market’s worth expanded to US$ 142 billion in 2010 from US$ 10 billion just 5 years prior to that.

for more information visit http://www.emergent-ventures.com/

Jun 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM | Unregistered Commenterjon@ Carbon Trading

The carbon Trading market is one of the fastest growing financial markets in the world today. it should be managed properly to create healthy environment.
The explosive growth of the carbon market in the last 5 years has established it as one of the fastest growing financial markets worldwide. According to a World Bank report (“State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011”), the market’s worth expanded to US$ 142 billion in 2010 from US$ 10 billion just 5 years prior to that.

for more information visit http://www.emergent-ventures.com/

Jun 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered Commenterjon@ Carbon Trading

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