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By now, our readers should know where GorT stands with regards to Global Climate Change – if not, go do some research. Ok, ready?
Over the past few years skeptics of the anthropogenic climate change theories have raised the issue that the climate data (read: factual evidence) isn’t matching the expected results of the models. In terms of the scientific method, this would cause one to revisit their hypothesis. But no, the screaming got louder. In fact, some are still screaming. Case in point, we have Al Gore speaking at the Social Good Summit in New York City on Monday saying, “Within the market system we have to put a price on carbon, and within the political system, we have to put a price on denial.” Keep in mind that this is the same man who said that the North Pole could be ice free by 2013 – well, the Arctic ice by some measures has grown by 60%.
Many supporters of this position clamored that we have to listen to the consensus of climate scientists and engaged in ad hominem attacks on any “denier”. Attacking their funding sources, their field of study, etc. But the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the ones that predicated with “significant certainty” that we would be facing global warming at a rate of 0.2C per decade from 2005 to 2025 – states that the scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong. The observed warming according to their data is taking place at a rate of 0.05C per decade and has indeed “paused” (in their terms) as of late. The IPCC claim that their forecast computers “may have exaggerated the effect of increased carbon emissions on world temperatures – and not taken enough notice of natural variability.” Furthermore, they admit the following:
- They cannot explain why the world average temperatures have not shown any statistically significant increase since 1997
- Large parts of the world were as warm as today for decades between 950 and 1250AD – well before the Industrial Revolution and the population and CO2 levels were much lower
- The models predicted the Antarctic sea ice would decline but instead it has grown to a new record high
- A forecast in the 2007 IPCC report stating that hurricanes would become more intense is no where to be found or referenced (the evidence speaks for itself – 2013 has been one of the quietest hurricane seasons in history and the United States is currently on an almost eight year streak without a single Cat 3+ hurricane making landfall)
Experts in climate science have read the report and are now stating that the science isn’t settled and there is no logical reason why the IPCC could claim in the latest report that its confidence in its own forecasts has increased. In the 2007 report it stated that they are 90% certain that human influence caused more than half of the temperature rises from 1951 to 2010 and now, in 2013, they have increased that to 95% certain….on no scientific basis.
It should be clear to many that the IPCC report is largely politically biased and not grounded in solid scientific processes and methods. To put any policy changes in place based on the updated report would be ridiculous.
On a side note for you to draw your own conclusions, Popular Science’s site has shut off commenting on their articles online. Read their own words why and then consider maybe what was happening.
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