This blog collects examples of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) personnel being falsely described as Nobel laureates, Nobel prize winners, or Nobel Peace Prize winners (more details here). Your help is needed.
Two bits of info are essential:
- NAME of individual(s) described incorrectly – or making a false claim
- SOURCE (web page, blog, news outlet, video, and so forth – copying & pasting the web address from the top of your browser avoids errors)
Please leave your tip in the comments at the bottom of this page. After it is verified, the person(s) involved will officially take their place in the Fake Nobel Laureates hall of shame.
Contact Those Responsible
You can help set the record straight by writing a polite, brief letter calling attention to the IPCC’s October 2012 statement that says (in its fourth paragraph), that “it is incorrect to refer to any IPCC official, or scientist who worked on IPCC reports, as a Nobel laureate or Nobel Prize winner.”
If a newspaper has published mistaken information, contacting the writer or the Editor-in-Chief is appropriate.
If a professor is involved, alerting senior personnel at the university where that professor is employed is warranted. If a Dean is involved, contacting the university’s board of trustees may be necessary.
If an organization holding an event is incorrectly describing someone as a Nobel laureate, please alert them.
Finally, it is entirely appropriate to ask science organizations such as the UK’s Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the Australian Academy of Science why they have failed to address this matter. These organizations have gone to the trouble of issuing joint statements about climate change. Yet they have remained mute as individuals who are not nobelists have been falsely described that way again and again since 2007.