In a new report, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, warns the catastrophic risks posed by man-made climate change not only threaten the world with ecological disaster, but will soon be an even greater factor in the proliferation of disease, economic chaos and even wars.
However, scientists who believe the most threatening hot air is coming from the IPCC and not human activity say the report raises climate-change hysteria to a new level.
Participants in the latest report and other figures sounding the alarm on climate change say we’re very close to the point where devastating events will be unavoidable.
“We’re now in an era where climate change isn’t some kind of future hypothetical,” said the report’s lead author, Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution for Science in California, to the Associated Press. “We live in an area where impacts from climate change are already widespread and consequential.”
Other contributors to the IPCC report told AP that humanity is nothing but “sitting ducks” as horrible environmental conditions build around the globe. They also blamed fossil-fuel consumption for widening the gap between rich and poor and suggested that more extreme weather conditions, such as droughts, will lead to armed conflict over the dwindling amount of vital resources.
The urgent language is getting the desired response at the White House, where officials are urging immediate action, but skeptical climate scientists see a movement resorting to extreme rhetoric and predictions to obscure the IPCC’s track record of failure.
“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been wrong on every single prediction they’ve made since 1990,” said Dr. Tim Ball, a former professor of climatology at the University of Winnipeg and author of “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science.”
“In science, what you do is, if your predictions are wrong, you go back and re-examine your science. They haven’t done that. They’ve simply shifted the goalposts so it went from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change.’ They’ve also increased the personal attacks, even to the point where Secretary of State John Kerry publicly accused scientists like myself or John Christie and Roy Spencer, who have won awards from NASA for their science, accused them of being flat-earthers,” Ball said.
“The other thing you do is, you up the ante. You say, ‘Oh no, it’s far worse than we thought.’ And of course, that’s what they’re doing. If you look at the record, even Warren Buffett said there’s been no increase in insurance claims because of severe weather in all the insurance companies that he holds,” he said.
Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Dr. Tim Ball below:
The latest IPCC report reiterates previous U.N. conclusions that the earth is on pace to be six to seven degrees warmer by the end of the century and insists the world commit to a global temperature hike of only two degrees. Ball finds that mindset presumptuous and lacking any scientific foundation.
“They can set any goal they want if you know that’s not your objective. Their objective is to introduce legislation to reduce CO2, to cut down industrialized nations, to reduce the development and to blame the developed nations for it,” he said.
Making imminent predictions of global disaster carries inherent risk for the credibility of the IPCC, since the world will soon see whether these dire events take place. Ball blamed the sympathetic media for not calling out these scientists on their lousy track record of predictions, but he said lack of public concern and dwindling research dollars from governments around the world are forcing climate-change activists to make even more outrageous claims.
“None of the polls show global warming or climate change as a concern for citizens. The other thing that’s happening is that governments are very quietly … pulling the funding from the bureaucracies that are pushing this stuff. That’s what they’re afraid of, that all this money going to the U.N. and going to their research and their claims is going to disappear. So that’s why they’re shaking the tree a whole lot harder,” Ball explained.
He said the United States is a major exception to the growing list of nations pulling back funding for climate-change research.
Instead, he said the Obama administration is fully committed to reducing carbon emissions and other aspects of the green agenda.
“They’ve ignored all the evidence up to now,” he said. “When we look at what’s going on with the EPA, what they’re doing is using the environment and climate change and (now) water as a political club and a political vehicle and they’re doing it through the bureaucracies.”
Ball is also encouraged that the British government is publicly acknowledging the earth’s temperature has remained constant since 1997, evidence that he said the IPCC tries to dismiss but is simply further proof that the U.N. is peddling bad science.
“They’re calling it a pause,” he said. “They say, ‘It’s a pause, but the warming will return.’ It’s nonsense. The science is wrong, totally and absolutely wrong.”