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"new humiliations for the IPCC"

There's growing scientific consensus that the IPCC is on its deathbed:

It's not just the threat of Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035.

Now another headline grabbing IPCC scare story is melting away.  A report in Sunday's London Times highlights new humiliations for the IPCC.

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.

There is however one teensy-weensy little problem.  As Professor Chris Field, the lead author of the IPCC's climate impact team has now told reporters that he can find "no evidence" to support the claim in the IPCC's 2007 report.

There's more.  When the glacier story broke, IPCC apologists returned over and over again to a saving grace.  The bogus glacier report appeared in the body of the IPCC document, but not in the much more carefully vetted Synthesis Report, in which the IPCC's senior leadership made its specific recommendations to world leaders.  So it didn't matter that much, the apologists told us, and we can still trust the rigorously checked and reviewed Synthesis Report.

But that's where the African rain crisis prediction is found -- in the supposedly sacrosanct Synthesis Report.

So: the Synthesis Report contains a major scare prediction -- 50% shortfall in North African food production just ten years from now -- and there is no serious, peer-reviewed evidence that the prediction is true.

But there's more. Much, much more. 

Pull the plug on the IPCC and pull the plug now.  They need to seriously give up the Nobel Peace Prize, give back the money and her members go back to doing whatever it is they were doing before.




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Comments (7)

What's the international ve... (Below threshold)

What's the international version of the RICO Act?

The IPCC isn't the problem.... (Below threshold)
Ken Hahn:

The IPCC isn't the problem. It is part and parcel of the most corrupt body on earth, the UN. Eliminate the IPCC and the UN will replace it with something just as corrupt within hours. Until we end the UN, it will continue to produce IPCCs.

The UN is the problem. It needs to be killed, now.

"Paging "Dr" Green, "Dr" St... (Below threshold)

"Paging "Dr" Green, "Dr" Steve Green, please report to BS counter. "Dr" Green."

Come on Stevie!

Tell us again about all that solid and "peer-reviewed science" that went into the IPCC report.

Don't be shy!

Regale us again with more tales of how there really is "consensus" and that the "science is settled!"

Why, you haven't been reluctant in the past to engage all of us "deniers"!

Why so quiet now?

"Indian railroad engineer posing as a climatologist" got your tongue???

"They need to seriously ... (Below threshold)

"They need to seriously give up the Nobel Peace Prize, give back the money and her members go back to doing whatever it is they were doing before."

Yes, community organizing would suit them fine.

UN = Unbelievable Nutcases.... (Below threshold)

UN = Unbelievable Nutcases. Controlled by Socialists, Marxist and Muslims that hate America and Israelis. Obama funds them as much as he possibly can, figures.

Ken,Exactly right. ... (Below threshold)

Exactly right. These people will just find another cause to corrupt and bilk of taxpayer money. At the very least, we know who they are and what they have done right now. If they are disbanded, they'll just slip into a different guise and the UN or someother agency will aid and abet.

Back in the 70s they were p... (Below threshold)

Back in the 70s they were predicting that theres only 10 years left to save the planet and doomsayer PAUL EHRLICH was making all sorts of rediculous predictions and none of them ever happned and still the news media listens to these wanks






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