Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Cut to film of News at Ten presenter on BBC1]

This morning the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …


It is presented in the media as having the stamp of authority of an impressive international organisation.

[Cut to film of Newsnight on BBC2, with a background of glaciers]

From the IPCC.


The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC.

[Dr Philip Stott, retired former Professor of Biogeography, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London]

The IPCC, like any UN body, is political. The final conclusions are politically driven.

[Comment 17: The IPCC procedures explicitly state that their reports should be neutral with respect to policy (see:, PDF). Hence, Stott is, in effect, claiming that the IPCC is breaching its own constitution as a matter of course. This is a very serious allegation, but despite this, absolutely no evidence is provided, nor is the IPCC given the chance to respond, which is a clear breach of Section 7 of the Ofcom Code.

With regard to the specific evidence for or against Stotts claim, one should note that the conclusions of the IPCC have been endorsed by most of the worlds academies of science (see, PDF, and, PDF), as well as by many of the worlds respected professional scientific organizations such as the American Meteorological Society ( and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (, PDF).

Furthermore, the IPCCs conclusions have also been endorsed by the leaders of many of the worlds largest corporations, including BP (, Shell (, DuPont (, 18 leading Canadian corporations (, and the Climate Group (, an organization representing around 30 major international corporations (

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Comment 17: Accusation that IPCCs conclusions are politically driven]


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