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Monday, March 31, 2014

UN Climate Report Writer Resigns, Report Issued Today 'Too Alarmist'

Richard Tol, a professor of economics at Sussex University in England, has resigned as one of the writers of a climate report for the IPCC (the U.N.'s climate change organization), arguing that the drafts "became too alarmist."

Speaking to Reuters, Mr Tol explained his rebuke of the report's climate change alarmism, while acknowledging that some other authors "strongly disagree with me."
Mr. Tol said many of the other authors “strongly disagree with me,” but that he found the IPCC’s emphasis on climate change alarmism — and focus on risk — came at the expense of providing solutions for the world’s governments to adapt and overcome.

He said, for instance, farmers could grow new and different crops to offset any negative impacts from climate change that impacted food supplies.

“They will adapt,” Mr. Tol said, Reuters reported. “Farmers are not stupid.”

He also decried the fact the U.N. report downplayed possible economic benefits of warming. For example, he said: Warmer winters could mean fewer deaths among the elderly and possibly better crop growths in some areas.

“It is pretty damn obvious there are positive impacts of climate change, even though we are not always allowed to talk about them,” Mr. Tol said in the Reuters report.
Adding to his disdain for the IPCC report which he had his name removed from, on the morning the report was released he tweeted:
This is not the first time something like this has happened, Richard Landsea, a U.S. meteorologist, pulled out of the last report published in 2007, accusing the IPCC of overstating evidence that global warming was aggravating Atlantic hurricanes. Landsea turned out to be correct.


Unknown said...

It's Christopher Landsea and he is a hurricane expert that contended that the scientific evidence in 2007 on hurricanes was not yet clear enough to claim that they would become more frequent or more intense with a warming world. As it turns out Landsea was correct in his more cautious approach to the science and now the IPCC has assigned low confidence levels to the 2007 IPCC claims.

Unknown said...

Unknown said...

Governments dramatically INCREASED greenhouse gas release with their biofuels hoax and skyrocketed the cost of fertilizer, farmland, and food all over the world resulting in many millions of premature deaths due to malnutrition and related illness. Most biofuel victims were and are children under the age of 12. Now governments finance hysterical junk science in order to make people pay more taxes and become more obedient servants to the infallible Oz, Bog Brother, etc. Google *The Renewable Energy Disaster* to see how infallible governments really are.