Greenpeace and the Nobel-Winning Climate Report

donna_laframboiseBy Donna Laframboise

Considered the climate Bible by governments around the world, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is meant to be a scientific analysis of the most authoritative research.

Instead, it references literature generated by Greenpeace – an organization known more for headline-grabbing publicity stunts than sober-minded analysis. (Eight IPCC-cited Greenpeace publications are listed at the bottom of this post.)

In one section of this Nobel-winning report, climate change is linked to coral reef degradation. The sole source for this claim? A Greenpeace report titled “Pacific in Peril (see Hoegh-Guldberg below). Here the report relies on a Greenpeace document to establish the lower-end of an estimate involving solar power plants (Aringhoff).

When discussing solar energy elsewhere, the report references two Greenpeace documents in one sentence. Here it uses a Greenpeace paper as its sole means of documenting where the “main wind-energy investments” are located globally (Wind).

On this page, the report notes that while some research suggests wind power will generate between three and five percent of global electricity by 2030, a more optimistic forecast places this number at 29%. The six times more favorable estimate comes from GWEC, 2006 – a 60-page, photo-rich report co-authored by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. (The latter describes itself as “the global wind industry trade association.”) In fairness to the IPCC, even it rejected Greenpeace’s numbers, choosing instead to use 7% in its analysis.

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6 Responses to Greenpeace and the Nobel-Winning Climate Report

  1. Hal Groar January 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Ah yes…science at it’s finest! I would be ashamed to be affiliated with it.

  2. paul wenum January 30, 2010 at 1:02 am #

    Like fleas on a dog. They itch! Get rid of them. Do you have a collar?

  3. Cubanshamoo January 31, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    Have you ever seen a member of Greenpeace hanging their propaganda in a Nuclear Power Plant of China, the comunist Rusia, or even at Juragua in Cuba?
    The president of Greenpeace USA said once that they were never afraid of the Cuban nuclear activities because “Cuban technicians were very professionals”.
    Imagine, great professionals without one day of experience in the field. That’s why I repeat: the eco-talk-show it is an agenda of the RED left, they just camuflage in GREEN, but their souls are with Lenin, Stalin, Pol-pot and Castro. There will be no Gaia without the complete destruction of the industry and the human species.

    • Rob N. Hood February 3, 2010 at 9:09 am #

      You’ve swallowed the fascist propaganda hook, line, and sinker. If there are many suckers like you out there we are truly doomed.

  4. Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    What!?!?!?!?!?!? The IPCC referenced Greenpeace literature in their report? That’s a shocker. Who’d-a-thunk that the IPCC wasn’t above board? Oh, wait……..I DID!!!!

  5. paul wenum February 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    Greenspeace today debunked the IPCC statements. Now that is history in the making.

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