October 13, 2013 | John Friend | AFP
Censored portion of UN report leaked; says data exaggerated
The recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is comprised of an international group of scientists sponsored by the United Nations (UN), is extremely alarmist in nature, despite the fact that numerous top climate scientists have admitted that many of their "global warming" predictions were wrong or seriously exaggerated.
The 36-page summary report, issued to governments and world leaders last week, contends:
Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reductions in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes. It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.The full 2,216-page report entitled "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis," "was accepted but not approved in detail," whatever that means.
The summary report goes on to say that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal" and that many of the changes "are unprecedented over decades to millennia." The report also emphasizes that "human influence on the climate system is clear," noting that "man-made climate change is almost certain," according to a report by CNN.
Scientists working with the IPCC contend with a 95% certainty that human activity is to blame for the majority of the changes in the environment and climate, which they allege has led to rising temperatures and sea levels, warming of the oceans, loss of ice sheets, and shrinking glaciers. The report also warns that "man-made climate change" will also impact the intensity and size of storms, such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
The IPCC, along with many high-profile politicians and international figures, have long been calling for a reduction in [so-called] fossil fuel use and a limitation on so-called "greenhouse gas emissions." The report argues: "Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions." Last Friday, the UN Climate Panel met in Stockholm, Sweden to release and discuss the latest findings of the IPCC, and for the first time "formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases," The New York Times reported.
The mainstream mass media has hysterically publicized the latest findings of the IPCC without the slightest bit of skepticism or investigation. The dire predictions and ominous future outlined by the IPCC prompted one meteorologist to vow never to fly again. Eric Holthaus, who once covered the weather for The Wall Street Journal, also "decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and has considered having a vasectomy," the UK's Daily Mail reported.
Many scientists are extremely skeptical of the IPCC, its findings, and the very nature of the organization. Dr. Eric Karlstrom, Emeritus Professor of Geography at California State University – Stanislaus, argues that the IPCC has a political agenda promoted by international elites.
"The idea of a carbon footprint is pathetic and ludicrous propaganda, since CO2 is beneficial for life," Dr. Karlstrom explained to AFP in an informal email exchange.
Dr. Karlstrom, who also manages a website, went on to explain the "global warming" hysteria, and its ultimate agenda:
"Global warming is phony science that was concocted to justify implementation of an international political agenda. The idea of using 'man-caused global warming' as a 'surrogate for war' and as a way to 'destroy excess wealth' originated in American and UN-related think tanks such as the Club of Rome back in the '60s and '70s. This pseudo-science is the centerpiece of a phony environmental movement by which the UN hopes to redistribute wealth in the world (toward the super-rich and away from the people), to de-industrialize the industrialized countries (via the UN Kyoto Protocol-type carbon taxes, cap-and-trade schemes, etc.), and radically reduce the human population.
"The IPCC is essentially operating with pre-determined conclusions, namely that human activity and carbon emissions cause 'global warming' and other environmental and climate problems, even though there is little objective scientific evidence to demonstrate 'global warming' is in fact a real phenomenon," Dr. Karlstrom says. Climate scientists working with the IPCC and other international bodies have been known to not only spin scientific data to fit their pre-determined conclusions, but also to outright fabricate "evidence" to support their idea of "man-made climate change."
"Bottom line, they don't want to share resources with the unwashed masses," Dr. Karlstrom concludes.
John Friend is a writer who lives in California.
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