Selling Global Warming -- Again

Two children of the United Nations (UN), the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have just issued various reports -- commissioned by the governments of 195 countries -- on the world's climate. All the evidence and detail -- at least in summary -- of these reports was published on Friday (in Stockholm) by another UN institution: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC itself says that its remit is "to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts." The IPCC is made up of 12 full-time staff. The scientists involved work on a voluntary basis. Commentary The first thing to say about this report is the wording. The very fact that the words 'global warming' and even 'climate change' are used signals an immediate problem. For a start, there is always climate change in that the climate always changes....(Read Full Article)

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