Time To End The Climate Of Fear
On Friday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its Fifth Assessment Report. It should be the last one, ever.
The contents aren’t expected to be a big surprise.
According to leaked versions of the “Summary for Policymakers” to be unveiled, IPCC scientists are expected to say it is “extremely likely,” 95% certain, that “human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010.”
(In their last assessment in 2007, the IPCC said this was “very likely” or 90% certain.)
The IPCC is also expected to re-emphasize and in some cases increase warnings it has made since it was created in 1988, about the impact of climate change on rising sea levels, severe weather patterns and human, animal and plant life.
The problem, however, is that the IPCC long ago abandoned its proper role as a dispassionate reporter of the science of climate change. That’s why it must be replaced with a new organization, committed to the study of climate.
By contrast, the IPCC today is primarily a political and advocacy organization.
It has too many scientists who think of themselves as politicians, entitled to tell everyone else how to live.
It is populated and stalked by green activists, who have an ideological agenda that is anti-growth and anti-western.