All roads on climate change seem to travel through the IPCC or intergovernmental panel on climate change.   It is important to understand the origins of this organization, its goals and processes to better understand how climate science became a political process and then a movement. 


 The history and organization are very relevant to how valid the IPCC is seen as a bastion of truth and science.    Link  One can imagine with all of the scientists involved and money being spent on R&D that there would be some value in the idea of the findings of the IPCC.  But once one realizes that the publications are controlled by just a few and the messaging tightly controlled, it becomes not a strength but a weakness.   


The IPCC responsible for AGW and its political process.   For an overview and view into the manner in which science is seen, see this presentation material:  Link    Also for more on the political movement in AGW check this set of insights.


A series of articles and videos:

IPCC History and Organization  what can we learn about the history and how well the IPCC has functioned.

NIPCC on IPCC History the details on the IPCC history

AGW Movement Origins talks to the origins politically and how this remains the dominant process.

Video on Gore Exposing Him  it is easy to find quotes, predictions and claims by Gore that are false

Videos on IPCC covering a wide range including how is IPCC staffed?

Interview with Prof Jones  one of the primary figures at IPCC and at the center of Climategate

Ridley on Future and AGW  from a scientist with some good insights

Ridley: Climate Wars Damage  Science.  A good expose' on the impact of skeptics.

Prof Soon on AGW Hoax  this video shows Prof Soon's insight into the IPCC and AGW

Spencer on Hoax of AGW  this is another climate scientist expressing concern about AGW and the IPCC.

Tim Ball Incestuous IPCC Reports   Tim Ball on how peer review became Pal review. 

Climate Gate a Quick Look  a quick look at Climategate.


These two videos cover the issues with the IPCC process and findings.


Patrick Michaels on the IPCC back in 2010



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