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New study says threat of man-made global warming greatly exaggerated

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    A peer-reviewed climate change study released Wednesday by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change finds the threat of man-made global warming to be not only greatly exaggerated but so small as to be “embedded within the background variability of the natural climate system” and not dangerous.

    Armed with the new findings, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled administration environmental policy officials about the economic consequences of its aggressive regulatory crackdown on the fossil fuel industry.

    The 1,000 page study was the work of 47 scientists and scholars examining many of the same journals and studies that the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) examined, producing entirely different conclusions.

    "This volume provides the scientific balance that is missing from the overly alarmist reports from the IPCC, which are highly selective in their review of climate science," the authors write.

    The study was done under the auspices of the Heartland Institute, which claims it "has no formal attachment to or sponsorship from any government or governmental agency."

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...al-warming-greatly-exaggerated/#ixzz2fLXFlZJT
     
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    The beat-down has already started. Here is how The Guardian reported this same story:

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/19/ipcc-report-sceptic-groups-anti-science-campaign

    IPCC report: sceptic groups launch global anti-science campaign

    Conservative groups at the forefront of global warming skepticism are doubling down on trying to discredit the next big report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In recent weeks, they've been cranking out a stream of op-eds, blogs and reports to sow doubt in the public's mind before the report is published, with no end in sight.

    "The goal is to inform the public, scientific community and media that the upcoming IPCC report doesn't have all the science to make informed judgments," said Jim Lakely, a spokesman for the Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Chicago that has been spearheading the efforts.
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    The fifth assessment by the IPCC, the world's leading scientific advisory body on global warming, is expected to conclude with at least 95 percent certainty that human activities have caused most of earth's temperature rise since 1950, and will continue to do so in the future.

    The underlined portion of The Guardian article, if true, is the real danger of the IPCC report. Over 95% of heat absorbing atmospheric gases are naturally occurring. Concluding 95% of "global warming" is human caused is absolutely ludicrous and dishonest. And they can't help but know that.
     
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  3. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Found this (and in liberal Red StarTribune):

    STOCKHOLM — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.

    Leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press show there are deep concerns among governments over how to address the issue ahead of next week's meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    http://www.startribune.com/nation/224388821.html
     
  4. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

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    I don't think anyone here is surprised by this news. Well, someone might be but I'm not going to mention any names...:smilewinkgrin:
     
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