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UN “scientists”: never mind the data, global warming is real

UN "scientists": never mind the data, global warming is real

What’s a fanatic to do when his own data proves the “problem” he’s been using to scam billions of dollars out of terrified people isn’t real?  Well, if you’re the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, you hold some sweaty closed-door meetings – “transparency” is not a concern for these people – and doctor the report until it’s something you can spin politically.

Then you lunge for the cameras and spin away, giving us the astounding spectacle of so-called “scientists” acting like primitive tribal witch doctors.  The Angry Sky Gods have shown you mercy for fifteen years and counting, carbon sinners!  But soon the death-fire will rain from the sky, unless you pay tribute!  (Apologies to actual witch doctors, who have much smaller expense accounts than global warming con artists, and put on a much better show.)

Remember as you read this NBC News report: there is no “global warming,” and these people proved it.  Their own data says the actual climate of the Earth has done absolutely none of the things they predicted.  There are no “rising temperatures around the world” – that’s right in the very UN report under discussion here.  They have no idea how that could be true, if their loopy but highly profitable theories were accurate… so they’re going to ignore reality and push the theory harder.

Top climate scientists say in a new report that industrial carbon emissions need to be kept below a cumulative total of 1 trillion tons to avoid dangerous climate change — and they note that humanity has already used up more than half that allotment.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in the report that it is “extremely likely” human beings are the main drivers for the rise in temperatures recorded around the world over the last 50 years — the strongest words the panel has used to describe the effect humans are having on the planet.

Oho, so now we’re down to “extremely likely” human fault, instead of “the science is settled” and “global-warming deniers are just like Holocaust deniers!”  Too bad nothing in the actual UN data backs up any of these claims.  On the contrary, a real scientist would note that rising carbon emissions from industry, coupled with a pronounced lack of global climate consequences, makes it extremely unlikely that human activity is the primary driver of climate change.  Those who still value rational thought and the scientific method over big-bucks political chicanery can only roll our eyes skyward and wonder what the “primary driver” of global climate might be… at which point we’ll be temporarily blinded from staring at the answer.

Even at that, NBC’s excerpt of the report is  incorrect.  This is what the IPCC document actually says: “It is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together.”

Extremely likely that more than half… clearly somebody at NBC gulped, realized how lame and desperate that sounded, and decided to drop the “more than half” part, just as the U.N. panel doesn’t want to dwell on way all that “warming data” abruptly went flat in 1997.  Keeping the window of time pushed back to the Fonzie Era is the only way they can still pretend there’s much in the way of climate change to discuss, never mind how much of it might be due to human activity.  Actually, there might be a bit of global cooling to consider, which is obviously not useful to the carbon crusaders, since a) it’s the opposite of what they spent over 30 years predicting, b) it’s not the result of human activity, c) there might not be anything the human race could do about it, and d) it might not be a bad thing anyway.

“Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further global warming and changes in all components of the climate system,” the IPCC report said. “Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.”

More rain could pour down over tropical areas, and monsoon seasons could expand to include larger areas, striking earlier and lasting longer, according to the report. It is “virtually certain” that sea levels will continue to rise through the end of this century and beyond, and they said it is likely that the heat waves have become more frequent across swaths of Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Wow, that’s an awful lot of nasty business that “could” happen.  How does what actually did happen stack up against your models and predictions from 20 years ago, kids?

“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia,” the researchers wrote in the report. “The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amount of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased.”

The concentrations of greenhouse gas have increased during the industrial era – which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the pre-industrial era – but the rest of these conclusions are highly tendentious, their connections to human activity are largely mystical, and the people pumping out this bilge know it.  The old benchmarks of climate change they used to swear by, like polar ice coverage, didn’t behave according to their predictions, so it all goes out the window, never to be discussed again.

There was absolutely zero chance the global-warming racket was ever going to emerge from a “scientific consensus” exercise and declare they’ve been wrong all along, nothing they predicted is actually happening, sorry about the billions you all spent, might as well start dismantling all those madcap environmental agencies and parasitic “carbon credit” markets.  There’s too much money and power tied up in “climate change” for it to ever go away.

Some analysts think the IPCC is taking a gamble, hoping they’ll be able to cudgel a bit of warming out of the data in a year or two so they can claim vindication… or else the “global warming pause” will ruin them forever by stretching into a second decade.  I wouldn’t bank on that.  There have already been efforts to explain the 16-year “pause” as human activity unexpectedly thwarting whatever the Earth and Sun really wanted to do.  Soon the witch doctors may begin muttering that evil industries and their demon carbon are holding the climate too flat for too long, and the real menace we need to spend fresh piles of money fighting is climate stasis.

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