UN climate change report will "shock the world"

Fri, 2007-01-26 12:14Ross Gelbspan
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UN climate change report will "shock the world"

With the first in a series of scientific reports set to be released later next week, R.K. Pachauri, the chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the findings of the report will be “far more serious and much more a matter of concern.”

Pachauri hopes that “this report will shock people, governments into taking more serious action as you really can't get a more credible piece of scientific work.”


Who’s still cool on global warming? “Perhaps worse for the naysayers, a major UN report to be publicly released in Paris on Friday shows scientists around the world are more certain than ever that human activity is causing global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts the warming rate between now and 2030 will be twice that of the past century.” “Particularly comforting for the deniers is their belief that the prime minister isn’t seriously committed to tough measures. “I don’t believe the government necessarily believe what they’re saying at all,” says Harris. “They’ll change if the polls and focus groups change.” http://www.thestar.com/News/article/175673

“Shock the world”

Come on guys and gals, that the whole point isn’t it?

As Margaret Wente wrote in Saturday’s Globe and Mail - “Only one thing is for sure: Science isn’t all that is driving this debate. Politics, ideology and scaremongering are too.”

Science is at the bottom of the list…..way, way at the bottom.

From Sunday’s Calgary Herald (original - Times of London)
“The world has just 10 years to reverse surging greenhouse gas emissions or risk runaway climate change that could make many parts of the planet uninhabitable.”

The vast majority of “skeptics” are skeptical of the unrelenting hysteria and scaremongering.

Perfect weather, then, to welcome the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on our warming planet, a document that will be released to much fanfare in Paris, and which by all advance accounts will lay to waste any remaining doubts that human activity is causing the globe to warm at an unprecedented rate. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070127.wclimatemain0127/BNStory/ClimateChange/home

Problems caused by climate change are likely already dangerous and global warming may be irreversible, according to a draft science report by a United Nations committee.

The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) report, leaked earlier this week to a number of major media organizations, said continued greenhouse gas emissions caused primarily by burning oil, coal and natural gas will probably increase the likelihood of  “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.”

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