Donna Laframboise has a must-read article which details how the standing (research papers published, academic titles, etc) is declining with every IPCC report.
It seems the smarter ones are realising that it’s a sinking ship and are getting off it as soon as they can.
Donna has posted a link to a massive pdf report which contains comments from IPCC insiders on the declining capabilities and qualities of those writing the reports. Here’s a sample of what they’re saying:
…two [lead authors] on our chapter (one from a developing country and one European) never wrote a word or contributed much to discussions– nevertheless they remained credited. I felt this was unfair on those that actually wrote the text. (p. 35)
The article is available here: IPCC Laureates Lack Scientific Credibility
UPDATE: New Post Added at Nofrakkingconsensus
Donna has added a new post at Nofrakkingconsensus which gives further details into how IPCC insiders are fully aware that there is a lot of non-peer reviewed literature being used by the IPCC.
New Article available here
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