CIP Digest: Climate Change and the IPCC

If you’ve listened to Power Hour lately, you’ve heard a lot on how to think about climate change and about how legitimate scientific inquiry into the causes of phenomena like global warming are quickly being eclipsed by the highly politicized “scientific” reports of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The recent release of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) has emboldened climate activist groups by increasing its purported level of “certainty” that human beings are causing catastrophic global warming. Many scientists (some former contributing authors to the IPCC’s reports), statisticians, climatologists and journalists have written damning criticisms of AR5’s (and previous reports’) scientific methodology—and of its transparently political purpose. Several of these experts have talked with Alex Epstein in recent months. Here are some of the best CIP resources on climate change and the IPCC, in case you missed any of them: The Man Who Debunked the Hockey Stick

Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Ross McKitrick who, with Dr. Stephen McIntyre, debunked the famous “Hockey Stick” graph used by the IPCC, Al Gore, and just about every other person and organization pushing for government action on “catastrophic” global warming.

Patrick Michaels on Global Warming and the IPCC

Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Patrick Michaels about global warming and the IPCC. Dr. Michaels is Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. A former contributing author to the IPCC, he is now an outspoken critic of the organization.

Donna Laframboise on the IPCC’s Politicization of Science

Alex Epstein talks with Donna Laframboise, author of The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its politicization of science.

Eric Dennis on How to Think About Climate Change

CIP Senior Fellow Dr. Eric Dennis returns to discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recently released Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and how we should think about climate change.

How to Think About Global Warming

A recent talk Alex Epstein gave on “How to Think About Global Warming.” Alex was invited to talk about “The Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax,” but he explains in the talk that “hoax” isn’t the word to describe the phenomenon. Listen to find out why.