Willis Eschenbach, a guest columnist for “Watts Up With That?” has reported that the U.S. has been secretly hiding their funding of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) for the past decade.
In fact, according to the General Accounting Office (GAO), the U.S. has paid about half of the operating funds for the IPCC for the last decade.
“In other words,” says Eschenbach, “the IPCC funding arrangements are of a piece with their ‘scientific’ claims and their other actions—secretive, shabby, with a hidden agenda, and full of disinformation.”
A GAO report from 2005 says the U.S. State Department provided $19 million to the IPCC. In addition, it got $12.1 million from the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Eschenbach asks a reasonable question:
Can anyone name for me one valuable thing that the IPCC has done? Can anyone point to an accomplishment by the IPCC that justifies their existence? Because I can’t. They throw a good party, to be sure, their last global extravaganza had 10,000 guests … but as for advancing the climate discussion, they have done nothing but push it backwards.
The GAO found that the U.S. provided a total of $31.1 million to the IPCC from fiscal years 2001 through 2010.
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