IPCC – One Sided

Posted on Wed 07/07/2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt

The IPCC alarmist? I’m shocked:

THE UN body that advises governments on climate change failed to make clear how its landmark report on the impact of global warming often presented a worst-case scenario, an investigation has concluded.

A summary report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on regional impacts focused on the negative consequences of climate change and failed to make clear that there would also be some benefits of rising temperatures.

The report adopted a “one-sided” approach that risked being interpreted as an “alarmist view”.

For example, the IPCC had stated that 60 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef was projected to suffer regular bleaching by 2020 but had failed to make clear that this was the worst projected outcome and the impact might be far smaller.

The wording of a statement on between 3000 and 5000 more heat-related deaths a year in Australian cities had suggested that all of the projected increase would be the result of climate change, whereas most of it would be caused by the rising population and an increase in the number of elderly people.

The report, which underpinned the Copenhagen summit last December, wrongly suggested that climate change was the main reason communities faced severe water shortages and neglected to make clear that population growth was a much bigger factor.

The inquiry into the IPCC was ordered by the Dutch government after the UN body admitted its 2007 report contained two important errors…

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, which published the results of its investigation yesterday, concluded that the IPCC’s main findings were justified and climate change did indeed pose substantial risks.

Why do Australian exaggerations figure so prominently?

UPDATE

Weather Is Not Climate And Australia Is Not Warm

Alice Springs:

An appeal has been launched for donations of blankets and dry bedding as rain forces people out of Alice Springs town camps on what is likely to be the town’s coldest day on record.

Sydney last week:

Sydney’s week of cold weather continues, with the city recording its coldest June morning since 1949 when temperatures dived to 4.3 degrees.

Adelaide:

Oppressive summer heatwaves are the normal weather-related bugbear for Adelaide residents but locals are currently shivering through their coldest week since 1982.

Perisher:

New South Wales (NSW) ski resorts were reveling in one of the best ever opening weekends, with plenty of natural snow and record levels of artificial cover.

Melbourne:

Melbourne has experienced its wettest June in nine years…

Inland:

DURING the coming days, heavy rain will spread across the country’s interior, with amounts expected to rival their July records in some locations.

TonyfromOz adds…..

Just like the U.S. had a harsh and cold Winter just gone, Australia is now having a colder Winter than is normal for here. Those short links above detail just some of those abnormal situations. Another Australian Blog site, twaki (The World As We Know It) also details some of the out of the ordinary occurrences graphically shown at the link to this post, Dead Bodies From The Cold Starting To Add Up.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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