Liberals have been touting the alarming new federal government assessment of climate change that insists the sky is falling and the world is burning up, but critics claim that every conclusion in the report is false.
“This latest climate report is just more of the same – except for even greater exaggeration, worse science, and added interference in the political process by unelected, self-serving bureaucrats,” Tim Huelskamp, president of the Heartland Institute said in statements released last week.
There’s more criticism, according to Breitbart News:
“With a new volume out in December, The Heartland Institute has published 4,000 pages of the Climate Change Reconsidered series by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), Huelskamp said. “Those reports cite many hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers that show how every conclusion of this latest government report [is] false.”
“This report from the climate alarmist Deep State in our government is even more hysterical than some United Nations reports,” Huelskamp noted. “The idea that global temperatures could rise as much as 12 degrees in the next 80 years is absurd and not a shred of actual data and observation supports that.”
Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute, added, “This report is a scientific embarrassment.”
“Not only does it rely on computer models to predict the climate through the end of the century, it relies on computer models from five years ago that have been laughably wrong, failing to get even close to reality since 2013,” Lehr continued.
Lehr also said that the report is filled with “blatantly absurd conclusions” that are intended to enlarge the power of government as opposed to offering any real solutions to the so-called problem.
Others point out that the claims that temperatures will go higher and higher are not supported by the facts.
For instance, wattsupwiththat.com recently pointed out that the alarmist predictions don’t add up:
Temperature changes in the United States of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s recently published Climate Science Special Report (2017) clearly shows and discusses, under the heading of “6.1.2 Temperature Extremes”, how temperature extremes for the contiguous United States have become more moderate over the last 118 years, with the coldest daily temperatures warming and the warmest daily temperatures cooling. In other words, temperature-extreme-related climate in the United States has improved.
Finally, the critics are urging President Trump to ignore the report, dismiss its conclusions, and take no actions as recommended in the report.
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