Extreme weather not related to Climate Change says IPCC

By Eco Guy 2:30am 30th March 2012
In a rather surprising report from the IPCC they play down the link between extreme weather and Climate Change...

Yes, you read correctly in its new Special Report on Extremes (SREX), published on the 29th March 2012, it says:

"There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change,"

Page 268 bottom right of the full report - does not appear on the brief report for policy makers. Appears the thought police at the IPCC dropped that little gem for the policy makers; keeping them all important policy makers in the dark concerning the evidence- or rather a lack of it.

Roger Pielke Jr, a professor at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a blogger who aligns himself with the "debate is over" camp, welcomed the IPCC report.

"Anytime that you read claims that invoke disasters loss trends as an indication of human-caused climate change… you can simply call 'bullshit' and point to the IPCC SREX report," said Prof Pielke. He adds: "Kudos to the IPCC - they have gotten the issue just about right, where 'right' means that the report accurately reflects the academic literature on this topic."

Now that, ladies and gentleman, is a real change in the winds as concerns how the IPCC reports the science. Hopefully this is the first step on a long road to being accountable and truly representative of the facts.

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