by: the Common Constitutionalist
The latest IPCC report has been released on global climate change. To everyone’s surprise the report warns of catastrophic global warming on the horizon. Surprise!
The IPCC did have to admit the obvious… well kind of… that there has been no warming recently. But just you wait… you’ll see… the earth will start boiling again any day now.
Propagandists such as National Geographic online sprung into action highlighting the major IPCC claims as virtually irrefutable proof of warming. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Here are just the two biggies, with of course my accompanying comments.
Before I touch on these points, I would like to correct one thing. Last week I wrote that “climate scientists” had overestimated the Earth’s sensitivity to CO2 emissions by some 30%. Well, I am man enough to admit I was wrong. The overestimation wasn’t by 30%. It was actually some 40%. That’s almost half! Knowing that, how dependable do you think a simulations outcome would be when the data you input is off by almost half? The IPCC scientists are either the dumbest smart guys on earth or criminally negligent. It is the latter and they know it and don’t care… I’m certain of it.
But just for fun – let’s go through 2 of their silly claims.
NatGeo reports the IPCC claim that the “oceans have been warming, with virtual certainly, every decade since 1970”.
Yet in 2008, that right wing website, NPR online reported: “Some 3000 scientific robots, called the Argo system, that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren’t quite understanding what the robots are telling them.”
The NPR report continued: “NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory says the oceans are what really matter when it comes to global warming. In fact, 80% to 90% of global warming involves heating up ocean waters. The buoys can dive 3000 feet down and measure ocean temperature. Since the system was fully deployed in 2003, it has recorded no warming of the global oceans. It is possible the air has warmed but the ocean has not. But it’s also possible that something more mysterious is going on.”
To add to the confusion, scientists admit that data has not been collected for all parts of the globe – specifically, the southern hemisphere, where significant inputs from Antarctica likely exist, have not been completely sampled.
So how does one claim the oceans have warmed globally when only measuring one hemisphere? Easy. They cheat and lie about the data to develop the conclusion they desire. It is also yet another admission that scientists don’t really have a clue what drives or causes natural changes to the climate.
National Geographic also reported the IPCC claim of, “the sea level rise has happened and will happen in the future as a result of global warming – with virtual certainty.”
They actually got this one right. That claim is true and has been true for many millennia. In fact the global mean sea level has changed significantly throughout Earth’s history. During the glacial maximum (Ice Age) about 20,000 years ago when the global average temperature was 4° to 7°C colder, the sea level was 120 m (394 feet) lower than it is currently. In contrast, during the Pliocene period, 3 million years ago, the climate was 2° to 3°C warmer, the seas were 25 to 35 m (82 to 115 feet) higher than today. These have been and will continue to be naturally occurring events and have absolutely nothing to do with human intervention.
The NatGeo article ends with the IPCC claim that, “more than half of the global warming observed since 1950 has a human cause, largely from the greenhouse effect of gases such as carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels.”
Knowing what we now know about the ridiculously inaccurate IPCC climate models, how or why would anyone believe any of what these frauds claim as fact? Global warming and cooling are natural events and there’s not a thing humans can do to cause or prevent them.