Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Reforming the Vatican of Global Warming


In her latest Forbes column, Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia notes that a recent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of the GlacierGate scandal is a huge missed opportunity. Instead of asking the organization, whose assessment reports are like the papal encyclicals of the global warming movement, to do some genuine soul searching, the review recommends more bureaucracy and better PR. None of the suggestions address the IPCC's fundamental problem: It has every incentive—financial and otherwise—to buttress the global warming orthodoxy and none to challenge it.

Read all about it here.


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  1. So how could the problem be fixed?

    We must disband the IPCC (altogether, not a rebranding, a complete dissolution) and pretend it never existed. The actors can keep whatever grants or funding they already conned for themselves – as well as whatever prestige they “earned” inside their own little community – no questions asked, but they must walk away from any claim to expertise in public policy debates (outside that of expertise in milking the system for personal gain).

    Science will be better off rid of these parasites.

  2. Hear, hear. Disband the IPCC.

    While you’are at it, get rid of the notion that there should be any kind of international governance driven by experts and accountable only to the inbred cronies of the world’s kleptocracies.

  3. Hear, hear. Disband the IPCC.

    The IPCC has failed as a left wing policy maker. Perhaps it would be better to keep it so as these poeple do not go trotting off into the wild and fuck up things in new and imaginative ways.

    With the IPCC we know where they are we can search their names and can keep track of how their idiotic ideas infect the left wing political sphere.

    The simple fact is the IPCC will either be honest, in which case the global warming hoax will be exposed, or they will not be honest and because they cannot be dishonest and get away with it they again will expose the global warming hoax.

    We really have them where we want them…and making them spend another 5 years in a guaranteed public suicide is actually better then shutting them down and letting them wander off to continue to spread their bullshit.

  4. For a political firebomb, have the CBO audit climatology endeavors wherever a US tax dollar has been fed into the maw. This undoubtedly would include CRU parasites, a billion PAC’s, and a couple dozen universities as well as the IPCC itself. Every global warmer is on the tits somehow. If they want the scratch, cavity-check time.

  5. “..whose assessment reports are like the papal encyclicals of the global warming movement….”

    That’s a good one.

    A very apt analogy.


  6. Hi, I’m a libertarian and I believe nonsense crap whenever possible, and I think the entire field of climate science should disband and go away, because I say so.

  7. It’s a little unfair to compare the Vatican to the IPCC.

    1. At least they wear funny costumes at the Vatican, and they only say their fantasy hell happens when I die, not while I’m here.

      BTW, if the IPCC is the Vatican, does that make Al Gore Jesus?

      1. “does that make Al Gore Jesus?”


        It makes him the Goodyear blimp.

        Of course he already is the Goodyear blimp.

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