The IPCC’s full and final findings on the state of the planet’s climate have been published and the report, which was put together for the UN, says that limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained’ reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. (h/t David Icke)
Global warming is unequivocal and human influence has been the dominant cause since the mid-20th century, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC’s full and final findings on the state of the planet’s climate have been published and the report, which was put together for the UN, says that limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained’ reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
The findings of the report, which includes the comment that global warming is almost definitely’ caused by humans, were approved by the member governments of the IPCC in September.
The final report, at first viewing, seems to be a lot less equivocal that the draft complied by environmental researchers, reviewed by environmental researchers and leaked by environmental researcher and leading AGW sceptic Donna Laframboise last year.
Here are a few key points from the latest 3000 page IPCC Report:
World temperatures have barely risen in the past 15 years. (True – in spite of all the Warmageddonist hysteria)
Temperature rises have dropped from 0.12°C per decade since 1951 to just 0.05°C per decade since 1998. (So according to the IPCC’s own statistics the warming trend is slowing?)
The slowdown is great enough to be termed a pause’ or hiatus’ by scientists. (True, although it can only really be called a pause after it starts again)
Sea levels have risen by 19cm on average since 1901, with the rate of increase higher than in the previous two millennia. (Again true, although it would be more honest to mention that sea levels have been rising for the past 20,000 (approx.) years, since the last glacial maxium and will continue to rise until we reach the interglacial minimum)
Over the long term, from 1951, climate models have matched what has happened to global temperatures, the report said. (As climate models have only existed since the 1980s this must be regarded as a very dubious claim)
It is extremely likely’ with at least 95 per cent certainty that humans are the main cause of rising temperatures since the 1950s. (But humans affect the environment in many ways, notice they avoid giving a specific reason? So that’s a definite maybe then?)
It is worth noting that the IPCC accepts and includes findings from people such as John Mitchell, Principal Research Scientist at the UK Met Office, who is on record as saying “People underestimate the power of models, observational data is not very useful“. Seems that scientific research based on empirical data is no longer needed by the IPCC, all contradictory physical observations can be ignored because it is easier to make stuff up and say “The computer cannot be wrong.”
You couldn’t make it up.