Global Warming Collapse

February 8, 2010 at 09:39 (Environmental, Global Warming, Society)

Works for me. The Earth may be warming. That happens sometimes what with us not being inside a greenhouse with climate controls and all. Nature does what nature will do, which is CHANGE. Hot, cold, warm – the only certainty is change, and people have a fear of change and the unknown. That fear was hijacked and bottled up with a nice dose of crappy science to produce a product designed solely to advance a leftist agenda. People, the weather has been off and on since the very first day. We adapt.

In 2007, the most comprehensive report to date on global warming, issued by the respected United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made a shocking claim: The Himalayan glaciers could melt away as soon as 2035.

These glaciers provide the headwaters for Asia’s nine largest rivers and lifelines for the more than one billion people who live downstream. Melting ice and snow would create mass flooding, followed by mass drought. The glacier story was reported around the world. Last December, a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental pressure group, warned, “The deal reached at Copenhagen will have huge ramifications for the lives of hundreds of millions of people who are already highly vulnerable due to widespread poverty.” To dramatize their country’s plight, Nepal’s top politicians strapped on oxygen tanks and held a cabinet meeting on Mount Everest.

But the claim was rubbish, and the world’s top glaciologists knew it. It was based not on rigorously peer-reviewed science but on an anecdotal report by the WWF itself. When its background came to light on the eve of Copenhagen, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the IPCC, shrugged it off. But now, even leading scientists and environmental groups admit the IPCC is facing a crisis of credibility that makes the Climategate affair look like small change.

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