Yeah, it's what they do. Hype the Gloom and Doom in the hope that someone will turn over a trillion dollars to the UN. What's interesting is what's later in the article:Paris (AFP) - UN scientists are set to deliver their darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, pointing to a future stalked by floods, drought, conflict and economic damage if carbon emissions go untamed.A draft of their report, seen by AFP, is part of a massive overview by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), likely to shape policies and climate talks for years to come.
It predicted global temperatures would rise 0.3-4.8 degrees Celsius (0.5-8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) this century, adding to roughly 0.7 C since the Industrial Revolution.Highlighting by your humble host. Think about this range: 0.3° to 4.8°. That's like saying that my next car will be in the range of a scooter to a Ferrari. It says nothing. Heck, even a nasty Denier like me can buy into 0.3°. This is actually where the "97% of climate scientists support warming" comes from.
And 4.8°? Some of the climate models predict that. So where on the range of low temperature to high temperature model projections is the smart money betting?
The breathless headline isn't backed up by the data, or even the rest of the press release. That's actually pretty interesting. My prediction: the World will continue to yawn.