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Friday, April 6, 2007

Climate of fear

The IPCC Working Group II has raised the alarmism of global warming another notch:

The devastating effects of climate change will lead to species extinction, increased hunger, water shortages and massive floods and avalanches in Asia unless nations take action, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

All of these predictions of disasters are based upon computer models which are unreliable to say the least and can be "tweeked" to give whatever outcome is desired - "let's turn up the disaster bias until we scare the citizens of the world into submission before the climate change gods."

It's fear-mongering taken to new heights.

Al Gore must be proud.

Update: here's the link to Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report

1 comment:

jnicklin said...

I get a headache reading these missels from the IPCC. What the hell does this really say?

Limitations and gaps prevent more complete attribution of the causes of observed system responses to
anthropogenic warming. First, the available analyses are limited in the number of systems and locations
considered. Second, natural temperature variability is larger at the regional than the global scale, thus
affecting identification of changes due to external forcing. Finally, at the regional scale other factors (such
as land-use change, pollution, and invasive species) are influential. [1.4]
Nevertheless, the consistency between observed and modelled changes in several studies and the spatial
agreement between significant regional warming and consistent impacts at the global scale is sufficient to
conclude with high confidence that anthropogenic warming over the last three decades has had a discernible
influence on many physical and biological systems. [1.4]

So, if I read this right, they don't have a clue, but they are positive anyway.