Professor Roger Pielke Jr is astonished that an IPCC leader author, Professor Christopher Field, can so casually misrepresent his own report to the US Senate:
1. On the economic costs of disasters:Field: “As the US copes with the aftermath of last year’s record-breaking series of 14 billion-dollar climate-related disasters and this year’s massive wildfires and storms, it is critical to understand that the link between climate change and the kinds of extremes that lead to disasters is clear.”
What the IPCC actually said: “There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change”
Read on. More startling evidence of a wanting to believe.
Professor John Christy, the prominent climate scientist, tells the Senate a very different story – that the real world isn’t warming as the warmists’ theory predicted:
The average warming rate of 34 CMIP5 IPCC models is greater than observations, suggesting models are too sensitive to CO2…
New discoveries explain part of the warming found in traditional surface temperature datasets. This partial warming is unrelated to the accumulation of heat due to the extra greenhouse gases, but related to human development around the thermometer stations…
Widely publicized consensus reports by “thousands” of scientists are misrepresentative of climate science, containing overstated confidence in their assertions of high climate sensitivity. They rarely represent the range of scientific opinion that attends our relatively murky field of climate research. Funding resources are recommended for “Red Teams” of credentialed, independent investigators, who already study low climate sensitivity and the role of natural variability. Policymakers need to be aware of the full range of scientific views, especially when it appears that one-sided-science is the basis for promoting significant increases to the cost of energy for the citizens…
Atmospheric CO2 is food for plants which means it is food for people and animals. More CO2 generally means more food for all. Today, affordable carbon-based energy is a key component for lifting people out of crippling poverty. Rising CO2 emissions are, therefore, one indication of poverty-reduction which gives hope for those now living in a marginal existence without basic needs brought by electrification, transportation and industry.
(Via Watts Up WithThat. Thanks to readers Markus Fitzhenry and Steve.)
The first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in 1990 predicted air temperatures would increase by 0.30 degrees per decade, and by 0.20 degrees to 0.50 degrees per decade at the outside. But according to NASA satellites that measure almost the entire planet constantly, the trend since then has been 0.17 degrees per decade at most….
Ocean temperatures have only been measured properly since 2003 when the Argo program became operational. Some 3000 Argo buoys roam the oceans, measuring temperatures on each 10-day dive into the depths… Since Argo started, the ocean temperatures have been flat, no warming at all.
What is significant about this article at the second link, the Dr. David Evans article, is that it was published as an OpEd in two of Australia’s major daily newspapers, previously not noted for publishing anything from a sceptical point of view about Climate Change. For further commentary on the Dr. David Evans article, take the following link to the article at the JoNova site.
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.