Climate Panel Says Warming and Sea Level Rise are a Near Certainty
“Here’s a tip: Decide what you want before you open the refrigerator. You just released enough hydrofluorocarbons to kill a penguin…this penguin!”
A United Nations Climate Panel says the world is warming, the seas are rising, and there’s at least a 95% chance it was caused by human behavior. Those pesky, liberal fear-mongering scientists warn the sea will rise at least 10 inches to 3 feet by the end of the century.
This is all according to a leaked draft of a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of a few hundred scientists who report to the UN every 6 years.
“It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010…There is high confidence that this has warmed the ocean, melted snow and ice, raised global mean sea level and changed some climate extremes in the second half of the 20th century.”
The report is rumored to use much stronger language than in 2007 when they cited “unequivocal evidence of global warming.” Unequivocal seems pretty damn strong to begin with, but the IPCC felt they needed to out-shout the climate change deniers who push dangerous misinformation so they can avoid paying more to ensure their products/services don’t hurt the environment.
The IPCC is just a few hundred of the world’s top scientists, so they’re probably outright lying. After all, we should definitely trust corporations, politicians, and lobbyists more than the Nobel Prize winning collection of scientists.
Read: Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming – NYTimes.com.