Climate change hoax update: the science is conclusive

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Climate change hoax alert: It’s not a hoax. Government representatives and scientists at an IPCC meeting to finalize a report on the evidence for climate change and its causes, hosted by the Government of Sweden.

So the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has, to the surprise of absolutely no one, produced its most confident and unequivocal verdict on the state of our planet’s climate and our role in disrupting it. The science is conclusive: a climate change hoax it is not.

Its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), published today, looked at how far it could be concluded that global warming was driven by us and our carbon emissions.

And the answer, described by several speakers on the media today, is that there is a 95% probability that it is.

 

Climate change hoax: rubbishing the science

A great deal of scientific expertise went into compiling this IPCC report. A total of 209 ‘lead authors’ and 50 ‘review editors’ drawn from 39 countries, and more than 600 ‘contributing authors’ from 32 countries, contributed to the preparation of AR5. A summary of the report for policymakers is available here.

But the UK government’s chief scientist, Mark Walport, probably put the point as well as anyone today when speaking on BBC Radio 4 this morning. He said: “The evidence is absolutely rock solid. We know that we’ve emitted half a trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide. The issue is that scientists have got to communicate this.

“There are some people who don’t want to confront the policy decisions and the easiest way to do that is to rubbish the science.”

It’s just a matter of time before the rubbishing begins.

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peterbatt

Peter a journalist with 30 years experience of freelance writing, UK national newspaper and magazine production roles, and business development. In 2007, he developed and launched a mainstream-style green consumer magazine in the UK, called GreenerLiving, as a means of promoting sustainable change ‘within the system’. GreenerLiving closed during the post-crash recession, but Peter went on to become managing editor of the international ethical business title, Ethical Performance. However, Peter felt that the CSR sector has not succeeded in changing corporate priorities anywhere near fast enough, and so I decided to leave the treadmill of corporate employment and debt accumulation to focus on my own projects. Now poorer but a billion million times happier, he writes on political, economic and social issues – usually seriously, but sometimes as satire. He's currently writing Psychopath Economics, a book about the logic of social and economic power, belief systems, and the rise and fall of societies. Peter is convinced that ordinary people must educate themselves and exercise their economic leverage if we are to avoid social and environmental destruction.

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