Thursday, September 2, 2010

Worlds apart - UPDATED

It's funny how two people can look at the same set of facts and come to complete opposite conclusions.

Reporter #1 looks upon the IPCC findings and declares a grand fraud exposed.
A high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was “little evidence” for its claims about global warming.

It also said the panel had emphasised the negative impacts of climate change and made “substantive findings” based on little proof.

The review by the InterAcademy Council (IAC) was launched after the IPCC’s hugely embarrassing 2007 benchmark climate change report, which contained exaggerated and false claims that Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.
Reporter #2 looks upon the upcoming Cancun AGW summit and declares it humanity's last chance.
Cancun, or "COP 16" as it is officially known, will again see ministers and officials from nearly 200 nations grapple with the politics of global warming, but no one thinks they will be able to close a widening breach in the world's defences against dangerously rising temperatures – the "gigatonne gap".

A gigatonne is a billion tonnes of carbon, and the emissions cuts currently promised by the nations of the world in the Copenhagen Accord – the last-minute agreement patched together by leaders after the conference in the Danish capital all but collapsed – will mean that, by 2020, when global emissions should be on a firmly downward trend, they will be several gigatonnes too high to limit the warming to C above the pre-industrial level. This is widely considered the most that human society can stand without serious consequences.
Remember this the next time someone tries to feed you that BS about news sources being "objective".

Update: Another news source has picked up on the growing lack of public confidence in the charlatans scientists behind the AGW "science".  It looks like the wheels are finally coming off of Al Gorebells' cart.