Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A preliminary draft of a report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to the public this month, and climate skeptics say it contains fresh evidence of 20 years of overstated global warming.

    The report -- which is not scheduled for publication until 2014 -- was leaked by someone involved in the IPCC’s review process, and is available for download online. Bloggers combing through the report discovered a chart comparing the four temperature models the group has published since 1990. Each has overstated the rise in temperature that Earth actually experienced.

    “Temperatures have not risen nearly as much as almost all of the climate models predicted,” Roy Spencer, a climatologist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, told FoxNews.com.

    “Their predictions have largely failed, four times in a row... what that means is that it's time for them to re-evaluate,” Spencer said.

    The IPCC graph shows that the midpoints of the various models predicted that the world would warm by between about 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit and 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit between 1990 and 2012. Actual warming was much less than that: 0.28 F, according the data the IPCC cites.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013...s-overestimated-global-warming/#ixzz2JLWWRB49
     
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    Going to Fox news for accurate scientific information? That is like going to kindergarten for medical advice. :laugh:
     
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    Informal Fallacy, Fox did not create the scientific information they just reported the factual actions of others in the scientific field.
     
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    True, but they pick and choose and report that which fits their political philosophy. And the OP title is misleading.
     
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    Another informal fallacy, Deal with the information in the report and work to disprove it if you disagree with it.

    Your broad brush criticism does not prove or disprove the op.


    Since you have a history of not actually reading the op by going to the link, and then speaking on the op as if you are informed I doubt you can prove that.

    Let me help you out with this one given your history. The computer models turned out to be wrong and predicted much higher temps. This is a huge problem since the reality never backed up all the hype. The op title is correct.
     
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    ...yet you depend on the president for yours. The irony...
     
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    I believe in global warming- it just hasn't happened yet.

    2 Peter 3:10
     
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    Is the information inaccurate? Does it not coincide with the UN report?

    If not, tell what the inaccuracies are.
     
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    nice one



    Back on topic:
    When I was a kid all the talk was about global cooling and a coming ice age. Then they switched it up to global warming. I have a hard time calling anything science when it rejects facts and common sense in favor of an agenda.
     
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    Combine that with cooking the books to make your case, and you have the case for global warming.
     
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    I remember those lessons, it was all the rage in the 1960's-1970's.
     
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    LOL



    But f we had not had global warming yet, we would still be in the Little Ice Age that, thankfully, ended in the first half of the 19 the Century [I almost said 'last century].
     

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