Monday, December 05, 2016

Fred Singer's Nobel Prize

"John Christy, my fellow skeptic and fellow co-recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize (by virtue of having our names listed in IPCC reports) in the WSJ [ITEM #4]"


David in Cal said...

Reminiscent of Michael Mann. Mann seriously claimed to be a Nobel Prize winner, because he contributed to the IPCC effort which did win a Nobel Prize for the IPCC. See "Michael Mann Retracts False Nobel Prize Claims in Humiliating Climbdown"


Lars said...

Your source has no credibility.

David Appell said...

David in Cal -- the reminiscence to Mann is exactly why I posted this. Deniers like to give Mann all kinds of shit for the same -- God forbid he be proud of his heavy influences on the IPCC, far more than Singer -- while ignoring the Singer said exactly the same thing.

Just shows deniers are at all interested in being consistent, if a lie will be better propaganda.

dave said...

Well spotted. The Nobel committee made the award jointly to Gore, and the IPCC for having "created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming. Thousands of scientists and officials from over one hundred countries have collaborated to achieve greater certainty as to the scale of the warming." Doesn't sound much like Fred Singer's contributions, but let's be charitable.

When Pachouli accepted the award on behalf of the IPCC, he said "All the scientists that have contributed to the work of the IPCC are the Nobel laureates", and sent a letter to lead authors of the 2007 report saying the award "makes each of you a Nobel Laureate", so it's understandable that there was some confusion.

The IPCC then sent nice personalized certificates for "contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC" to "coordinating lead authors, lead authors, review editors, Bureau members, staff of the technical support units and staff of the secretariat [1998 to 2007]",

Mann got one of these certificates for making his substantial contribution; Fred's wording above gives no indication that either he or John Christy got a certificate. If they didn't, then they had much less basis for their claim: have they ever said they got a certificate?

dave said...

the curse of autocorrect... it was of course Pachauri who accepted the award; Pachouli is an unrelated plant.

Dano said...