UN General Assembly Resolution 43/53 of 6 December 1988 makes it clear that they were
Unfortunately, after more than twenty years there has not been one shred of evidence produced to support the falsified hypothesis that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming. - known as man-made or anthropogenic global warming (AGW.)"Concerned that certain human activities could change global climate patterns..."
The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Hence Josh's amazing cartoon.
As Donna Lafromboise has shown in her book The Delinquent Teenager many of the IPCC reports were not from peer reviewed sources but rather from propaganda activists like Greenpeace and WWF.
Perhaps, Josh should have these eco-thugs sneaking in suggestions while the attendant snoozes.