The typical suspects on the evening news (ABC, NBC, CBS) and some of the local news outlets have been touting the latest UN IPCC Working Group II report that reports we are all doomed to extinction unless we stop eating meat, give up our cars and take bikes to work, and walk to the grocery store. Yes, we could spend hours analyzing the new IPCC report about the impacts of climate change and worry our selves silly, or we could just deal with the facts as Jo Nova points out on her blog:
Everything in the Working Group II report depends entirely on Working Group I.
( see footnote 1 SPM, page 3).
Working Group I depends entirely on climate models and 98% of them didn’t predict the pause.
The models are broken. They are based on flawed assumptions about water vapor. , remember, was supposed to tell us the scientific case for man-made global warming. If our emissions aren’t driving the climate towards a catastrophe, then we don’t need to analyze what happens during the catastrophe we probably won’t get. This applies equally to War, Pestilence, Famine, Drought, Floods, Storms, and Shrinking Fish (which, keep in mind, could have led to the ultimate disaster: shrinking fish and chips). To cut a long story short, the 95% certainty of Working Group I boils down to climate models and 98% of them didn’t predict the pause in surface temperature trends (von Storch 2013) . Even under the most generous interpretation, models are proven failures, 100% right except for rain, drought, storms, humidity and everything else (Taylor 2012). They get cloud feedbacks wrong by a factor 19 times larger than the entire effect of increased CO2 (Miller 2012). They don’t predict the climate on a local, regional, or continental scale (Anagnostopoulos 2010 and Koutsoyiannis 2008). They don’t work on the tropical troposphere (Christy 2010, Po-Chedley 2012, Fu 2011, Paltridge 2009). The fingerprints they predicted are 100% missing. Now you have the facts, all the scary stuff is just the result of some dodgy computer models that could not even predict the 15 + year of global warming pause, even thought the CO2 has increased by 12% over the last 15 years. Pay no attention to the environmental wackos and sleep in peace, you deserve the rest.