Is YouTube politically biased

Climate change

Silke Beck

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Dr. rer. soc., born 1966; Senior Scientist at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Permoserstra├če 15, 04318 Leipzig. [email protected]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came under massive criticism at the end of 2009, with consequences for climate research as a whole. Its procedures are currently undergoing an independent assessment.


As recently as the summer of 2009, hardly anyone would have thought it possible that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), commonly known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, [1] could come under such massive criticism a short time later. The severity of the attacks directed against him is surprising at first glance, as the Council has so far managed to speak with one voice on behalf of global science and to gain a reputation as the scientific authority for climate policy. The IPCC has published four comprehensive status reports in the past two decades and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 - together with former American Vice-President Al Gore.

However, hits like "Eiskalt errrt" and "Die Wolkenschieber" [2] show that since the end of 2009 a heated debate about the IPCC has ignited. In the following, the individual allegations are explained, their causes and consequences are discussed, and possible explanations and solutions are shown.