September 20, 2013

Climate Change This Week: ‘Dial Back the Alarm’

The UN IPCC is doing some serious backtracking on its catastrophic predictions.

In what amounts to a substantial revision of its previous climate change assessments, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will, according to the Wall Street Journal, “dial back the alarm” on its catastrophic predictions. The 2007 report dramatically overemphasized the impact of anthropogenic (man-made) climate change. The IPCC’s next report, to be released later this month, will supposedly reconcile the incorrect measurements used to calculate temperature changes in its previous reports. Don’t hold your breath – they’re already looking at ways to manipulate the observed cooling over the last 15 years.

This revelation comes on the heels of rising predictions of global cooling and a dramatic increase in polar pack ice which, coupled with the shivering Antarctic (scientists and their media cadres conveniently ignore that other pole), has resulted in a record amount of global sea ice. “As a long observer of the global weather movement, I can say that the events of 2013 (have) been one of the most devastating to the movement,” Climate Depot’s Marc Morano tells columnist Cal Thomas. “Both poles have record expanding ice. Global temperatures have failed to rise for 15 plus years, sea level rise is failing to accelerate, tornadoes are at record lows, hurricanes are near record low activity.”

Still, don’t expect much change. “Billions of dollars and other currencies have been diverted into ‘green’ projects in a Chicken Little attempt to stop the sky from falling,” Thomas observes. “The BBC reports it as fact in virtually every story it does on the environment. Ditto the American media. Most media ignore evidence that counters climate change proponents. Former Vice President Al Gore has made a personal fortune promoting the cult of global warming, a cult being partially defined as a belief system that ignores proof contrary to its beliefs.”

Indeed, the Left’s strategy goes something like this: Make a prediction, and when the opposite happens, take credit for the forecasting flop anyway. As Thomas concludes, “Perhaps the climate change counter-revolutionaries should adopt the yo-yo as their symbol and send Gore and his apostles a box of them.” Then again, they probably wouldn’t get it.

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