September 27, 2013

UN Now Really, Positively Sure Man Is Causing Warming

IPCC says they’re “95% sure” that climate change is man-made.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released their highly anticipated climate report that, as expected, raises more alarmism and calls for action to cool Earth’s “fever.” Despite global temperatures sitting on a plateau, the paper continues where its 2007 predecessor left off.

According to Reuters, “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a report that the current hiatus in warming, when temperatures have risen more slowly despite growing emissions, was a natural variation that would not last.” That’s a curious explanation considering beforehand they were telling us global warming would continue unless drastic initiatives were taken to combat climate change. In fact, no one among the IPCC panel foresaw the possibility of a temperature hiatus. Scientists for years have argued that the rise in greenhouse gases would dwarf any natural factors that would potentially balance the observed global warming.

“The study, meant to guide governments in shifting towards greener energies, said it was ‘extremely likely’, a probability of at least 95 percent, that human activities were the dominant cause of warming since the mid-20th century,” Reuters continues. “That was an increase from ‘very likely’, or 90 percent, in the last report in 2007 and ‘likely’, 66 percent, in 2001.” The irony here is almost too much: As the globe has cooled counter to projections over the last 15 years, their “certainty” regarding the matter increased. Sounds, well, “progressive.”

Officials were quick to hype the report. “The heat is on. Now we must act,” declared UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Those who deny the science or choose excuses over action are playing with fire,” trumpeted John Kerry. “If your doctor was 95 percent sure you had a serious disease, you would immediately start looking for the cure,” proclaimed European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

On the other hand, you may want to reconsider your doctor if they’ve been continually and profoundly wrong.

Between the years 2016-2035, the IPCC expects the globe to warm between 0.5-1.3 degrees Fahrenheit and 0.5-8.6 Fahrenheit by the end of the 21st century. That’s quite a spread. In addition, they claim sea levels may rise by 32 inches by the end of the century.

Just like every other report, this one’s likely to be just as wrong. Yet when the time comes to evaluate their predictions, no one will be held to account, and they’ll continue with the alarmism until Big Government initiatives are implemented.

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