Apparently humans are definitely behind all this global warming we aren’t having

There hasn’t been any warming for 17 years, all the models and predictions have failed, the Arctic wasn’t ice-free in 2013 as predicted and yet the IPCC insists that humans are to blame for the all the warming we aren’t having.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says it’s more certain than ever that humanity is warming the planet dangerously – despite the fact that a long-running flat period in global temperatures is well into its second decade.

The IPCC released a brief “Summary for Policy Makers” today (go here) a teaser for its hefty summary of the scientific evidence for climate change, which is to follow in a few weeks.

As leaks had suggested, the IPCC has increased its “confidence” that the noticeable warming experienced in the last part of the 20th Century was predominantly man made – but sidesteps explanations of why it went away. CO2 has continued to increase rapidly this century, topping 400ppm.

In fact, the Summary doesn’t mention “pause” or “hiatus” once. Skeptics argue that the IPCC’s increased confidence is hard to justify for two reasons: firstly the climate models failed to predict the long pause (and over-estimated warming by between 71 and 159 per cent, according to Bjorn Lomborg) and secondly the explanation of the pause lacks a solid empirical basis.

“Climate models have improved since the AR4,” the IPCC insists nonetheless, in its new WG1 Summary. 

What horse shit…the climate models may well have improved but they are still wrong. But wait until you hear the explanations as to ho thy ahve become 95% certain that all this global warming we aren’t having is worked out.

The SPM tells us that: “Probabilistic estimates of quantified measures of uncertainty in a finding are based on statistical analysis of observations or model results, or both, and expert judgment”.

As climate scientist Professor Judith Curry of Georgia Tech helpfully explains:

“The 95% is basically expert judgment, it is a negotiated figure among the authors.  The increase from 90-95% means that they are more certain.  How they can justify this is beyond me.”

At the IPCC press conference today, Professor Thomas Stocker, co-chair of WG1, told press that “we’re confident because we’re confident”.

It is a global fraud that trundles on. This is not a case of the emperor’s new clothes…this is a case of the emperor being pants down.


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