Climate Change

The video below, despite its sarcastic title, makes an important point. It’s that when looked at over a long time frame climate change is not as pronounced as some believe it to be. I am not an expert in this field and am not qualified to pass judgement on this view or those who think the problem more severe than the video maker. All I can say is that when looking at data over time, choosing the right period is critical for understanding the issue under analysis.

To give another view I have attached The Summary for Policy Makers by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the UN. It’s just above the video. It’s relatively short and can be read in 15-20 minutes. Here’s a quotation from it: “The global mean surface temperature change for the period 2016–2035 relative to 1986–2005 will likely be in the range of 0.3°C to 0.7°C (medium confidence).”

As you can see, the writers of this report have only medium confidence in their prediction. What’s obvious is that those predicting the end of the world over the next dozen years or so have no scientific support for climate armageddon. When you read the report you’ll find that every prediction it makes depends on the model used to make it and that it is qualified by how likely the authors feel it to be.

The effect of human activity on the state of the planet is of obvious concern. Politicizing the issue makes rational analysis and action virtually impossible. So like so much of existence we’ll have to muddle through and hope for the best. Alternatively, we could take the David Farragut approach and damn the data, full speed ahead.

 

Summary for Policymakers IPCC

If the above video goes dark, an alternative link is below.
My Gift to Climate Alarmists