IPCC used more sources outside of the peer reviewed scientific literature

The newest discovered sources were a student dissertation and a mountaineering magazine article, which were used as the bases for claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops, according to a UK Telegraph article.


The IPCC’s remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

Read the rest of the UK Telegraph article.


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