Climate Change Forecasters on the Hot SeatThe claims of global warming scientists are as likely to prove wrong as right. In non-scientific circles, we call that a wild-ass guess.
H. Sterling Burnett, The National Center For Policy Analysis
IPCC* reports have predicted that average world temperatures will increase dramatically, leading to the spread of tropical diseases, severe drought, the rapid melting of the world’s glaciers and ice caps, and rising sea levels. Congress is considering proposals to slow rising temperatures by joining international agreements or by implementing policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
However, several assessments have shown that the techniques and methods used to derive and verify the IPCC’s climate predictions are fundamentally flawed. They indicate that the IPCC’s central claims — that the present warming trend is unusual, caused by human activities and will result in serious harm — are not supported by scientific forecasts. Rather, these claims are opinions that are no more likely to be right than wrong. (link)
And we are going to change our way of life on that basis?
For the love of God.
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The Roanoke Times hasn't gotten the message. See the silly and grossly hyperbolized "Extending coal's 'cone of death' here.
* The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change