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01-20-2011, 06:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON (AFP) A climate change study that projected a 2.4 degree Celsius increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, scientists said Wednesday.

The study was posted on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was written about by numerous international news agencies, including AFP.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>But AAAS later retracted the study as experts cited numerous errors in its approach.</span> ...

Scientist Osvaldo Canziani, who was part of the 2007 Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was listed as the scientific advisor to the report.

The IPCC, whose figures were cited as the basis for the study's projections, and Al Gore jointly won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007 "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change," the prize committee said at the time.

Canziani's spokesman said Tuesday he was ill and was unavailable for interviews. ...

"Even if we assume the higher end of the current warming rate, we should only be 0.2C warmer by 2020 than today," Mandia wrote.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"To get to +2.4C the current trend would have to immediately increase almost ten-fold."</span> ...

The public relations firm that issued the report on the UEF's behalf said the group stands by the study and would issue a statement to that effect. </div></div>

Proof of the old country adage ... "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure." (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110119/ts_afp/climatewarmingfood_20110119163335)


01-20-2011, 07:07 AM

I heard the other day the reason Australia is having so many problems with current flooding is that they bought into the whole expect decades of droughts due to global warming and had made no preparations to address flooding.

01-20-2011, 07:11 AM
And here I had been led to believe that dear leader Barack Hussinsein Obamao had already caused the oceans to begin to recede back in 2008?


01-20-2011, 07:25 AM
The only thing that has receded are the US coffers.

01-20-2011, 01:01 PM
In case readers don't follow over to the linked article, the skeptics and critics of the study's conclusions fully buy into anthropomorphic global warming as a direct result of CO2 emissions.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Scientist Scott Mandia forwarded to AFP an email he said he sent to Hisas ahead of publication explaining why her figures did not add up, and noting that it would take "quite a few decades" to reach a warming level of 2.4 degrees Celsius.

"Even if we assume the higher end of the current warming rate, we should only be 0.2C warmer by 2020 than today," Mandia wrote.

"To get to +2.4C the current trend would have to immediately increase almost ten-fold."

Mandia described the mishap as an "honest and common mistake," but said the matter would certainly give fuel to skeptics of humans' role in climate change.

"More alarmism," said Mandia. "Don't get me wrong. We are headed to 2.4, it is just not going to happen in 2020."

Many people do not understand the cumulative effect of carbon emissions and how they impact climate change, Mandia said.

"This is something that people don't appreciate. We tied a record in 2010 (for temperature records) globally. That is primarily from the C02 we put in the atmosphere in the 70s and early 80s, and we have been ramping up since then," he said.

"So it is not good. We are seeing the response from a mistake we were making 20 years ago, and we are making bigger mistakes today." </div></div>

LWW, I appreciate the time savings when you post up self-refuting takes and supply the rebuttal yourself! Good job, once again!

01-20-2011, 06:46 PM
The world is in flux.

01-21-2011, 04:09 AM
That was just precious.


01-21-2011, 07:23 AM
Some body needs to talk to the Chicons and Indians. Going on 3 billion people there.
Oh wait they dont listen to anybody so we have to blame the United States.