IPCC more cynical than ever
11/24/2018 07:38 - Posted by Tom van Leeuwen
The complete title of the latest IPCC report
is: "Global warming of 1.5 °C - An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty".
This is a political report. There is no scientific proof in the whole report that shows a link between CO2
and rising temperatures. There's not even a proof that rising temperatures are dangerous. The temperature levels for which they warn are below the normal, natural levels during most of the Holocene. There is nothing dangerous about that. Humanity owes its development precisely to the higher temperatures of this interglacial.
They claim they'll propose "efforts to eradicate poverty"... But they do not! There is not a single concrete proposal to eradicate poverty, their reasoning is the same as ever: CO2
causes warming, warming causes all kind of disasters, the disasters hit mostly the poor people, so... eliminating CO2
will eradicate poverty. Something like that. It's all based on unproven hypotheses.
But there’s not a word to be found about the real consequences of the policies they propose. They want to eliminate fossil fuels. The cheap energy that has been the main driver behind the success of the developed nations.
How does the IPCC want the poor countries in the world to develop after they take away their access to cheap energy?
And all over the world, it will be precisely the poor who will be hardest hit by surging energy prices and unreliable energy supply from renewable sources.
The IPCC promises to eradicate poverty but the policies they propose will result in the exact opposite.
It comes as no surprise that developing countries start to wake up
The political reports of the IPCC are based on the hypothesis that CO2
is the most important control knob of the Earth's temperature. The problem is that this hypothesis does not correspond at all with the empirical data available to science. Forecasts are made using models that are not capable of 'predicting' the past
When discussing “Climate Change” it’s good to have an understanding of how the Earth’s climate has changed in the past. That will give us a reference in order to decide of the current changes are normal or not.
Global temperatures have varied a lot over the last 500 million years. Depending on the timescale used, the current temperature is either cold or hot, so when you want to know the “normal temperature” you’ll have to indicate what timescale you’re using.
This must be the environmental myth with the deepest roots of them all (pun intended). It's compulsory subject matter in public schools around the globe, it's passed from generation to generation and if you dare to question it in public, disbelieve, rejection, jeering and even exclusion from the conversation will be your treat. That's the typical way people react when their beliefs and primary "knowledge" are challenged.
Woods, forests and jungles are Earth's "Green Lungs" that generate and produce the oxygen we need to breath and live.
Last month, the New York Times website published a page titled "Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water."
It shows a dramatic image, zooming out of a person walking down a dry glacier bed with the following text:
"In Central Asia, a warming climate is shrinking the Tuyuksu glacier. It’s losing ice every year.
Around the world, vanishing glaciers will mean less water for people and crops in the future."
Computer models are something magical. As powerful computers, located at famous universities and authoritative government agencies are involved, model output is often considered to be a substitute for reality
But it's not.
Since the start of the Global Warming scare numerous predictions have been made about all kind of things related to the climate. As this scam is going on for over 30 years now some of those predictions have reached their due date and the time has come to check the results.