IPCC: Garbage In, Garbage Out

Yet even more dodgy data from the world’s leading climate change alarmists. It’s interesting how their “errors” tend to push the scariest scenarios: Greater sea level rises, in Holland; dramatic reductions in rainfall, in Africa; mass degradation of coral reefs, in the Pacific; melting of mountain tops around the world; increased frequency of “extreme weather” and natural disasters; replacement of the Amazon rainforest by tropical savanna; and the Himalayan glaciers all melting by 2035.

Dutch Sea Level Claim:

“According to the last IPCC report, published in 2007, some 55% of the Netherlands is below sea level and 65% of gross national product is produced in that area.

But according to the national statistics office CBS, just 20% of the country is below sea level and 19% of GDP is earned there.”

‘Anger over second climate panel error’
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2010/02/anger_over_second_climate_pane.php

African Rainfall Claim:

“The most important is a claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020, a remarkably short time for such a dramatic change. The claim has been quoted in speeches by Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman, and by Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general.

This weekend Professor Chris Field, the new lead author of the IPCC’s climate impacts team, told The Sunday Times that he could find nothing in the report to support the claim.”

‘The Times: Top British scientist says IPCC is losing credibility’
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/02/06/the-times-top-british-scientist-says-ipcc-is-losing-credibility/

‘And now for Africagate’
http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-now-for-africagate.html

‘New Episodes Of Scientists Behaving Badly’
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704041504575045334195791838.html

7 February, 2010

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