‘Gambling’ Climate Scientists Could Be Left Red-Faced As They Bet On Warming Soon
The IPCC’s report shows experts are 95 per cent certain humans are causing global warming, and that is leading to a range of impacts from melting glaciers to more frequent extreme weather events.
Numerous groups, including Oxfam, Greenpeace and the UK Government, have seized on the report’s conclusions as evidence human behaviour is changing the Earth’s climate.
But Dr Peiser does not doubt the climate has changed, but the report has failed to explain why temperatures have not risen since 1997.
He said: “The IPCC are gambling that temperatures will rise soon.
“My own reading of the report is it’s more a political message than a scientific one.
“They ignore the fact that their models have a problem, and they are unable to say when the temperature will start rising again.
“That is a gamble.
“There are scientists who say it might be 10 to 20 years before another rise.”