NIPCC report now seen as more reputable(click here to see last week's ICSC news release in which both 'ocean acidification' and the new NIPCC report were addressed)
Carter continued, "The credibility of the IPCC has also been irreparably damaged by:
Tom Harris, ICSC executive director predicted, "The Working Group I Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) released today will almost certainly exaggerate the findings of the full science report to be issued next week. This happened in previous years largely because the final version of the SPM is not produced by the scientist writers and reviewers of the full report who do not even see the official SPM before it is published. Instead, the final say lies with governments, whose political representatives go through the SPM line by line and decide on its final form."
IPCC expert reviewer Dr. David Wojick explained, "…What is systematically omitted from the SPM are precisely the uncertainties and positive counter evidence that might negate the human interference theory. Instead of assessing these objections, the Summary confidently asserts just those findings that support its case. In short, this is advocacy, not assessment."
Climate data analyst John McLean of
"There were as many notable extreme weather events during the 1945 - 1977 cooling period as there are today," Khandekar continued. "And my calculations show no escalating sea level rise for next 10 to 25 years and possibly beyond."
Dr. Tim Ball, former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, observed, "Inexplicably, the IPCC have increased their confidence, from 90% (AR4 in 2007) to 95% (AR5 in 2013) that anthropogenic greenhouse gases caused most of the warming of the past half-century despite the fact that all of their forecasts have failed. Their confidence should have dropped, leading governments to take a more cautious approach. Instead, this IPCC report will give governments such as that of U.S. President Barack Obama unjustified confidence to impose CO2 regulations so severe that the world’s most important energy sources, hydrocarbon fuels, will be phased back sentencing billions of the world’s most vulnerable people to the misery of energy poverty.
"The IPCC’s reputation is now beyond retrieval. Their process, methods and science are complete failures," Ball concludes. "Governments, media and the public should turn instead to Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, the new report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). Citing thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers, and independent of government interference, CCR-II present the science as it is, not as it can be spun. And it shows something everyone, left, right and centre, should welcome—the balance of the evidence indicates that dangerous human-caused climate change is not happening."
SOURCE International Climate Science Coalition
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