Sunday, March 23, 2014

ZOMG!!! THERMAGEDDON!!!!1!!eleventy!!!

Jay emails to point out this from the More Of The Same Department:
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.
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:
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 unlabled lines are model projections.  The UAH and RSS lines are the two observed satellite data sets.  0.3° is actually looking pretty good.

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.


WoFat said...

When the UN gets lots of money, lots of folks in 3rd World Countries build new huts and get lots of good (to them) whiskey. Never plan on their getting what the money is supposed to go for.

drjim said...

The UN is the biggest, most corrupt, organization on the planet.

Well, maybe not the biggest, but definitely the most corrupt.

It's "leaders" are beholden to almost no one, and the whole place should be sawed off of New York, towed to the middle of the Atlantic, and sunk by naval gunfire, like that ant infested ship in THEM!.

J Melcher said...