GWPF Not Impressed: IPCC Fails To Come Clean Over Global Temperature Standstill

  • Date: 27/09/13
  • The Global Warming Policy Foundation

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is criticising the IPCC for its deliberate attempt to obscure the reality of an ongoing temperature standstill and its failure to come clean about the failure of its models.

The IPCC has decided to discount the global warming standstill since 1997 as irrelevant and has deleted from its final document its original acknowledgement (in its 7 June draft) that climate models have failed to ‘reproduce the observed reduction in surface warming trend over the last 10-15 years.’

Not only has the IPCC failed to predict the ongoing temperature standstill, its climate models actually predicted accelerated warming due to the increase of CO2 emissions.

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Instead of acknowledging empirical facts and growing uncertainties, the IPCC is trying to divert attention from these key issues by claiming increased certainty about the reliability of climate models and their outputs.

“Today the IPCC has taken a huge gamble that will soon determine whether it is still fit for purpose. Unless global temperature begins to rise again in the next few years, the IPCC is very likely going to suffer an existential blow to its credibility,”

said Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.