The program is interesting, because they ask this question:
BALDERDASH or RISK?
Climate Change: Is it real or BALDERDASH?
But that isn’t the most interesting part, how Dr. Mann is described is.
Given the way he is described in the program, you’d think he and Al Gore and all the members of the IPCC that shared the Nobel Prize didn’t exist at all.
We’ve been through this before. Via Junkscience:
Here’s an exchange between the IPCC and CCNY professor Themis Lazardidis as reported in the Greek University Reform Forum.
Lazardidis writes (screenshot) to Francesca Foppiano of the IPCC Secretariat:
Dear Ms. Foppiano,
Thank you for your response. I was referring to news reports in greek media, e.g.
“Christos Zerefos, president of the National Observatory in Athens, and his colleague, Professor Alcibiades Bais of Thessaloniki University, are the first two Greeks to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, even if they share it with dozens of other scientists. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel with Al Gore, decided that the IPPC’s prize should be shared with 45 distinguished scientists who had contributed more than anyone else to the work of the panel.”
Are you saying that the above is false?
Dear Mr Lazaridis,
Again, let me clarify that the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. and to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the organization. Consequently, the following information is not correct: “Christos Zerefos, president of the National Observatory in Athens, and his colleague, Professor Alcibiades Bais of Thessaloniki University, are the first two Greeks to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, even if they share it with dozens of other scientists.”
The sentence should read “Christos Zerefos, president of the National Observatory in Athens, and his colleague, Professor Alcibiades Bais of Thessaloniki University, have received a certificate commemorating their involvement with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.”
About 2000 personalized copies of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize together with a letter of Dr R.K. Pachauri have been sent worldwide to Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Review Editors, Bureau members, staff of Technical Support Units and of the Secretariat, who have contributed substantially to the work of the IPCC of the last 20 years.
However, the above mentioned figure does not reflect all contributors to the IPCC process. We can estimate that approximately 10’000 scientist and officials have contributed to the work of the IPCC over the last two decades. The only figures we can share with you are related to the publication of the 4th Assessment Report:
2500+ Scientific Expert Reviewers
800+ Contributing Authors and 450+ Lead Authors
6 years work
http://www.ipcc.ch [Emphasis added]
But the inside jacket of Michael Mann’s new book “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”reads:
[Mann] jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize along with other scientists who participated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
So Mann’s claim is false/wrong. He should only claim to have received a certificate of involvement (see below) in the IPCC.
Above: Dr. Mann’s actual certificate.
The question today: will Dr. Mann come away from Disneyland thinking it is the “happiest place on Earth”? Stay tuned.