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BC Election: Has Andrew Weaver allowed himself to be incorrectly referred to as a “ Nobel Laureate"? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow
Friday, 10 May 2013 07:41

BY Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. ""for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change. Can each of the thousands of IPCC members refer to himself or herself as  a "Nobel Laureate" or as a member of the IPCC that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

During the BC Election,  I was puzzled when the media referred to Andrew Weaver as a Nobel Laureate;  I knew that the IPCC  was formed years ago and involves 1000s of scientists, and is described on the IPCC site as  the following;

"The IPCC is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.

Thousands of scientists from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis. Review is an essential part of the IPCC process, to ensure an objective and complete assessment of current information. IPCC aims to reflect a range of views and expertise. The Secretariat coordinates all the IPCC work and liaises with Governments. It is supported by WMO and UNEP and hosted at WMO headquarters in Geneva." (IPCC WEBSITE)

The Nobel Institute stated the following  protocol  to use  when a group receives the award:

"The correct way to refer to a member of an organisation which has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is, indeed, to say that you are a member of…" (Nobel Laureate Institute)


I was not going to write about this but after seeing the bizarre Liberal Ad, in the Victoria Times Colonist, praising Jane Sterk, I began to worry that there was a

behind-the-scenes Liberal-Green Coalition. I had been worried about BC Green Party Deputy Leader, Andrew Weaver's connection with the Liberal Party because of the pro Liberal robot calls he had sent out in the last BC Election. http://www.gorilla-radio.com/index.php?id=295



During the 2013  Election, CFAX and the Globe have referred to Andrew Weaver as a "Nobel Laureate"

1.   Andrew Weaver, the Nobel laureate climate scientist, said Wednesday that would be a mistake, forcing the province to rely on imports from coal-fired plants rather than building up the clean energy sector that the province has been seeking to develop under its Clean Energy Act. - Globe and Mail 

  • The Globe and Mail - Clark's Hydro policy threatens to collapse ... www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/clarks-hydro-policy

    AndrewWeaver, the Nobel laureate climate scientist, said Wednesday that would be a mistake ... Get The Globe and Mail the way you want it. Experience Canada's deepest ...

  • andrew weaver | DeSmogBlog www.desmogblog.com/tags/andrew-weaver

    The Globe and Mail called him "Mr. Cool," although the accompanying feature ... Book Give-away Contest we have five signed copies of Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Weaver's new ...

  • COSSD News - Canadian Oilfield Service and Supply Directory www.cossd.com/article.aspx?id=15

    Globe and Mail editorial re: Alberta’s $2.5-million oilsands marketing ... - Nobel laureate and author Andrew Weaver to the Edmonton Journal, Nov. 27, 2008

2. U-Vic Nobel laureate decides to entre politics http://www.cfax1070.com/News/Top-Stories/U-Vic-Nobel-laureate-decides-to-entre-politics

I noted, from a quick search of Google, that he has allowed himself to be presented as a Nobel Laureate for years.

3  Dr. Andrew Weaver


4. Nobel Laureate to speak at 2010 Graduate Research Symposium

5. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate:  Dr. Andrew Weaver’s Unforgettable Climate Change Lesson in Taiwan billblog - just take the next step  

6. Dr. Andrew Weaver. Nobel Laureate. Climate scientist. He came out with the tough facts right off the mark, beginning with, "The earth is definitely getting warmer."This month we're giving away FREE copies Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Weaver's new book Keeping Our Cool: Canada in a Warming World.

7. Day 1: Space Canada International Policy Forum
Keynote Speaker - Dan Fortin
"We are delighted to have Dan Fortin, president of IBM Canada, delivering the keynote address. Dan is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of IBM's Canadian division. Dan leads a team of 20,000 professionals in providing industry-leading solutions to help IBM clients address today’s most pressing business challenges."

"Dan will be followed by a full complement of outstanding speakers including: Dr. Andrew Weaver, Nobel Laureate, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" http://iaaweb.org/content/view/371/521/8  Graduate Life Center.  The money will be used to assist the assembly in bringing Nobel laureate, Andrew Weaver to Virginia Tech as the symposium keynote speaker. 

Ganesh Balasubramanian, a doctoral candidate studying engineering science and mechanics and chair for today’s Graduate Student Assembly Research Symposium, said he had seen a substantial increase in submissions. The symposium received 272 submissions, up from 171 for the 2009 conference.

Balasubramanian said increased marketing, an increase in prize money and a keynote speech from Nobel laureate Andrew Weaver increased the symposium’s profile.

10.  A few days ago Dr. Andrew Weaver, Nobel laureate, announced he is going to run for the Greens in Oak Bay-Gordon Head against the less-than-formidable Ida Chong. http://occasionaljustus.blogspot.ca/

11.  Presentations by Canada’s foremost Climate Leaders:
Dr. Andrew Weaver – Author of Keeping our Cool, Professor at the UVic School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) member Nobel Laureate winner http://www.greenparty.ca/node/12807

Dan will be followed by a full complement of outstanding speakers including:

12. Speakers included climate scientist and Nobel laureate Dr. Andrew Weaver (who I first interviewed 12 years ago for an article published in Nature Canada), environmental campaigners, and politicians from the New Democrats and the Green http://veloweb.ca/2011/09/26/climate-action-rally-in-victoria-part-of-international-move-towards-%e2%80%9cpost-carbon-future%e2%80%9d/

13. One final note. For a fee, Weaver (who already earns a decent living as a civil servant) will speak to your group about climate change. Above his photograph on the website of the Lavin Agency speaker’s bureau, we’re advised that he is a “Co-winner of [the] Nobel Peace Prize.” Michael Mann, an IPCC colleague of Weaver’s, is currently the object of much derision after claiming in a court document that he, too, is similarly a Nobel laureate.


14. Andrew Weaver, the Nobel laureate climate scientist, said Wednesday that would be a mistake, forcing the province to rely on imports from coal-fired plants rather than building up the clean energy sector that the province has been seeking to develop under its Clean Energy Act.Dr. Weaver, Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis at the University of Victoria, told a news conference Wednesday that the existing self-sufficiency requirement creates an opportunity for B.C. to build a green-energy industry that trades on the province’s international reputation as a climate-policy leader. - Globe and Mail

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