Daily Mail: Nearly half the money the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spends comes from U.S. taxpayers, despite the fact that Americans are the most skeptical Westerners (after Canadians) of the dubious theory that man is causing the Earth to burn up uncontrollably.
The IPCC, which shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, who has made tens of millions by exploiting fears over global warming, is headed by an economist and not a trained scientist or trained administrator.
In a Nov. 17, 2011 report, “International Climate Change Assessments: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding,” the GAO found that the State Department provided $19 million for administrative and other expenses, while the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) provided $12.1 million in technical support through the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), averaging an annual $3.1 million to the IPCC over 10 years — $31.1 million so far.
The IPCC runs an annual budget of $7 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, making the United States a major benefactor for its global warming agenda.
An international body, the IPCC was created in 1988. Though thousands of scientists contribute to the panel, only 11 working members support the organization. Set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the IPCC is an “effort by the United Nations to provide the governments of the world with a clear scientific view of what is happening to the world’s climate,” according to its Web site.
Much of the IPCC’s work is aimed at cherry-picking data to pressure the United States into adopting changes that would put the USA at a competitive disadvantage in the global marketplace. Among the lies spread in the 2007 IPCC report was the claim that the glaciers on the Himalaya Mountains would disappear by 2035. Only after Climateghgate proved that this ridiculous claim came from a press release by the World Wildlife Fund and not an actual science report did the IPCC retract it.
In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore referenced that false claim:
In the last few months, it has been harder and harder to misinterpret the signs that our world is spinning out of kilter. Major cities in North and South America, Asia and Australia are nearly out of water due to massive droughts and melting glaciers. Desperate farmers are losing their livelihoods. Peoples in the frozen Arctic and on low-lying Pacific islands are planning evacuations of places they have long called home. Unprecedented wildfires have forced a half million people from their homes in one country and caused a national emergency that almost brought down the government in another. Climate refugees have migrated into areas already inhabited by people with different cultures, religions, and traditions, increasing the potential for conflict. Stronger storms in the Pacific and Atlantic have threatened whole cities. Millions have been displaced by massive flooding in South Asia, Mexico, and 18 countries in Africa. As temperature extremes have increased, tens of thousands have lost their lives. We are recklessly burning and clearing our forests and driving more and more species into extinction. The very web of life on which we depend is being ripped and frayed.
U.S. taxpayers are paying for this second-grade science project.
I am not kidding. From Hans Jelbring, BSc, meteorologist, Stockholm University, Civil engineer, electronics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, PhD, institution of Paleogeophysics and geodynamics, Stockholm University:
IPCC should not only be defunded, it should be deleted as an agency. The reason is its misuse of the concept of science. It has never been meant to rely on correct science and uses science for one simple reason. People believe in science, since people have seen the result of powerful applications of it during 100 years. IPCC uses this fact to “sell” its political message to get support from ordinary people. Science is a “brand” for selling propaganda. The only way to keep the IPCC is for it to skip any claim of being scientific at all and clearly declare what it really is: a political organization.
Will the next president and Congress zero out the funding and demand our money back?
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