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Friday, February 02, 2007

Warmies Attack Warming Report As Not Scary Enough

Greenpeace radicals wrapped a statue in the Sienne with signs saying "It's not too late!" -- an indication that hardcore Warmies are not happy with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "Not bleak enough!" is their mantra.

Here's a bit of the bleakness they don't like:
The world's top climate scientists said on Friday global warming was man-made, spurring calls for urgent government action to prevent severe and irreversible damage from rising temperatures. ...

A 21-page summary of IPCC findings for policy makers outlines wrenching change such as a possible melting of Arctic sea ice in summers by 2100 and says it is "more likely than not" that greenhouse gases have made tropical cyclones more intense.

The report predicts a "best estimate" that temperatures would rise by between 1.8 and 4.0 Celsius (3.2 and 7.8 Fahrenheit) in the 21st century, within a likely range from 1.1 to 6.4 Celsius.

Temperatures rose 0.7 degrees in the 20th century and the 10 hottest years since records began in the 1850s have been since 1994. Greenhouse gases are released mainly by burning fossil fuels in power plants, factories and cars. (Reuters)

Having succeeded in largely stifling debate, the Warmies have become wary of efforts to actually show a global warming concensus. Now that the UN has pulled together a couple thousand scientists in search of a strong consensus behind Warmie views, and the Warmies want to stifle IPCC because it's not radical enough:
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. (AHN)
The AHN article quotes a total of three "climate experts" -- they're really not -- on a total of one issue: icemelt. Icemelt does not make a climate expert; it makes an icemelt expert who is focused on one-half of one element of the complex picture. (The other half is ice build-up, which is occuring and is presumably not the focue of icemelt experts.)

But AHN is accurate in reporting Warmie hotties' reception to the report. They'll add parts of it -- the strong ties to human causality -- to their lists of unchallengable doctrine, and they'll attack the rest of it as being the untrustworthy result of interference by the oil-loving states that tell the UN what to do (that would be us and Saudi Arabia).

Their hands must be quite greasy from buttering both sides of their bread.

hat-tip: Greenie Watch
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