The latest IPCC report is not scary enough for the Greenies. It says that sea levels are unlikely to rise much!
Climate experts have lashed out at a UN report which they say puts forward an unreasonably optimistic view of the global warming associated climate change. The report is the first of the four major global warming reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is due to be out for a debate in Paris on Friday. The experts have argued that the report's prediction of slowly rising sea levels is not justified since it has not taken into account the melt-off of big ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. They "don't take into account the gorillas - Greenland and Antarctica," Lonnie Thompson, a polar ice specialist and an earth sciences professor at Ohio State University told the AP. "I think there are unpleasant surprises as we move into the 21st century." While the advocates of the report believe that ice melt is temporary, others are calling it an underestimation of the looming danger. ....
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SKEPTICS ...
So the IPCC report that's going to be released on Friday isn't gloomy enough, eh? It will find less projected temperature rise and less predicted sea level rise than it did in 2001. Good news, no? Not even close. That simply isn't good enough for those who want to break the back of the world's energy system, so they have to attack it. For years, global warming alarmists built up "the consensus of scientists" as the answer to legitimate concerns of climate skeptics. Now that they have seemingly successfully shut skeptical voices out of the debate on global warming, they have embarked on a process of delegitimization of that very consensus. It is too cautious, they argue, too bureaucratic. They, the alarmists, are the only voices of truth in the debate and anyone else is incompetent, a fraud or a denier. The "consensus" scientists who went along with the alarmists will now find themselves the targets of abuse, insinuation and ad hominem attacks. Welcome to the club.
MIT Climate Scientist Calls Fears of Global Warming 'Silly' - Equates Concern to `Little Kids' Attempting to "Scare Each Other"
MIT's Richard Lindzen called fears of manmade global warming `silly" and debated PBS's Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and the controversial Weather Channel host Heidi Cullen on last night's Larry King Live. At one point, CNN host Larry King cautioned Nye against making a bet with Lindzen over who was correct about the science of global warming. "[Lindzen's] from M.I.T. he knows what he's talking about," King warned Nye.
Lindzen mocked fears of global warming by comparing them to children's imaginations. "I think it's mainly just like little kids locking themselves in dark closets to see how much they can scare each other and themselves," Lindzen said.
Lindzen, a past UN IPCC contributor, also explained how only a dozen scientists were involved in writing the 2001 IPCC media-hyped "Summary For Policymakers" that purported to speak for thousands of scientists.
More here. Full CNN transcript here
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