The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created by the United Nations to publish scientific evidence for the theory of human-caused global warming, which would then give governments a scientific justification for signing the global warming treaty (see Kyoto Protocol). However, "its most recent report which was found to contain factual errors and claims which were not based on rigorous scientific research." 
Although it is generally considered to be an objective, neutral scientific body trying to find out whether or not the global warming theory is true, in actuality it had a biased agenda from the start. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research asserted that "the needs of the science and the IPCC ... were not always the same."
It promotes the theory that most of the last century's global warming is human caused, while downplaying or ignoring all evidence to the contrary. The IPCC was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program. In 2007, the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore.
The climate panel has published several skeptical but influential reports on global warming and climate change, claiming a "consensus" among the world's scientists that global warming is happening and that human activity is probably the main driver. This claim is belied by petitions and surveys of scientists. Although it is cited by advocates of the Kyoto Protocol as a "scientific" intergovernmental body, it in fact does not carry out or sponsor scientific research. It is a political body, dedicated to promoting changes to the global warming treaty. Its periodic reports are slanted toward that end, downplaying and often disagreeing with the scientific consensus.
- The charge to the IPCC is not simply to summarize, but rather to provide the science with which to support the negotiating process whose aim is to control greenhouse gas levels. This is a political rather than a scientific charge.
On at least two occasions, the IPCC has issued summaries for policymakers which contradict the scientific reports submitted to it. In the most recent case, they issued their summary before receiving the report.
Entrenched as a major role player of Climategate Fraud, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted its 2007 benchmark report was false, and that it isn't true what the IPCC originally claimed, "[E]ven a slight change in rainfall could see swathes of the rain forest rapidly replaced by savanna grassland." ClimateGate forced the United Nations climate watchdog to admit intentionally publishing false claims; the IPCC claims about melting ice in the Alps, the Andes, and in Africa did not come from peer reviewed scientific literature—but from Climbing Magazine, and from a student dissertation—written by a climate change activist who was studying for a degree in Geography. The IPCC claims that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.
- “I tried hard to balance the needs of the science and the IPCC, which were not always the same.”World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud
- "The IPCC was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988." 
- Climate Science: Is It Designed To Answer Questions?
- The misuse of the IPCC summaries, however, is not entirely accidental.
- ...it was discovered that substantial, possibly unauthorized changes were made in the IPCC report that forms the scientific basis for decisions regarding the UN Climate Convention. The revisions were made quietly after the acceptance of the report and before its printing. As confirmed in the scientific journal Nature (June 13), the changes altered the sense of the (scientific) report and were done in order to "conform" it to the IPCC's (political) Summary for Policymakers. 
- Glenn Beck. Exclusive: Yet another climategate?, The Glenn Beck Program, February 1, 2010.
- Jonathan Leake. UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim, The Sunday Times, January 31, 2010.
- Richard Gray. UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article, Telegraph.co.uk, January 30, 2010.