Scientists Say Science Not Necessary For New IPCC “Climate Change” Report

Consensus is politics

(Mother Nature Network) Climate experts also told LiveScience they would like to see the new report stress the scientific consensus on climate change, and emphasize the link between human activities and global warming.

“I hope this report will stress the virtual certainty among the scientific community that humans are affecting the climate system in profound ways, mainly through burning ever-increasing amounts of fossil fuels,” said Jennifer Francis, an atmospheric scientist at Rutgers University in New Jersey. “I hope it will emphasize the high confidence in attribution of many aspects of climate change to increasing greenhouse gases, and de-emphasize the discussion of uncertainty. The public hears ‘uncertainty’ and thinks there is no consensus.”

Yet, these same “climate scientists” will take lots of fossil fueled travel themselves. But they want everyone else to Believe. They do have their talking points down: notice so many of the stories surrounding the upcoming AR5 feature rants against burning fossil fuels.

Climate researcher Julienne Stroeve said the final IPCC report needs to communicate the differences between natural variability and long-term climate changes.

“I believe society is often confused about the differences between natural variability and long-term changes,” said Stroeve, a research scientist at the National Snow & Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. “While the models used in the IPCC reports are useful tools for generally expected climate changes, natural variability can be powerful in reversing these trends for several years at a time, which doesn’t negate anthropogenic influences on climate. Better communication of that fact is needed.”

So, natural variability cannot cause long term changes, but driving a car to work can? Natural variability can “mask” the effects of taking a fossil fueled trip to Stockholm for a climate change conference, but cannot be the cause of the changes during the Modern Warm Period? It’s no wonder they want to focus on “consensus”, because the science they’re peddling is shoddy and shaky.

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