Michael Mann is an American climatologist and professor at Pennsylvania State University. Perhaps his most famous is that he created the “Hockey Stick Figure”, which shows that the temperature of the Earth has remained for a thousand years in the past century and then rises sharply. This figure is used in several IPCC assessment reports, but it has not been included in the IPCC’s fourth assessment report after it proved unreliable. Mann himself has been the lead author of the IPCC work and is recognized as a major scientific contributor to anthropogenic climate change theory. He is also the co-founder of Realclimate.org, a website run by climate scientists that supports anthropogenic climate change theory. Recently, Mann was investigated at Penn State University for participating in the climate door scandal. According to reports, Mann has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in climate change work from the stimulus plan passed in 2009.
Rajendra Pachauri is the current Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has held this position since 2002. He is an educated engineer, but I put him in the “scientist” category because he pretended to be a one. Pachauri won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore and IPCC for his work on climate change. He strongly supports climate change as an artificial view and requires urgent action to avoid consequences. Pachauri was recently severely criticized for defending the IPCC’s fourth assessment report, which was not supported by scientific research. The report claims that the Himalayan glaciers may melt in 2035, and the Indian Minister of the Environment questioned the statement, claiming that it has no scientific basis. Pachauri responded by saying that the criticism of the report was “Voodoo science.” Pachauri was also criticized for its potential conflicts with several organizations. He also wrote a romantic novel about the pranks of climate scientists in the 1960s.
The IPCC’s questionable citations list
It seems every single day recently that a new dodgy citation is found in the IPCC’s Assessment Reports. To help keep track of them all, I’m putting them all on one page. If you find a questionable citation, e-mail me or comment below and I’ll include it on the list. If you have a friend who always brings up the IPCC whenever you’re talking about climate change, send him or her here and let them see just how ‘scientific’ the IPCC is.