Anyone with a passing interest in the global warming debate is aware of the IPCC. This is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that released it’s findings in 2007. The panel came to the conclusion that it was “very likely” that global climate change is caused by human activity. One of the lead authors even stated:
We can be very confident that the net effect of human activity since 1750 has been one of warming.
Since that time a series of serious criticisms have been made about that report including that idea that governments had an interest in what it said. Much research available to the panel was ignored because it did not fit into the desired narrative. Many of the scientists who did contribute to the overall report were unhappy with the way the summary was written. And, in some cases, the summary conclusions did not even follow from the evidence gathered. The data was collected and analyzed by scientists. The summary was written by bureaucrats and politically-motivated appointees.
On June 2 of this year, another report was released. This one was from the NIPCC (the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change) and titled Climate Change Reconsidered. This group had the major advantage of three more years of published science and no government support to unduly influence its results.
They make a clearly opposing case:
The scholarship in this book demonstrates overwhelming scientific support for the position that the warming of the twentieth century was moderate and not unprecedented, that its impact on human health and wildlife was positive, and that carbon dioxide probably is not the driving factor behind climate change.
The authors cite thousands of peer-reviewed research papers and books that were ignored by the IPCC, plus additional scientific research that became available after the IPCC’s self-imposed deadline of May 2006.
The details are immense, but I challenge any believer in AGW to refute the evidence within. These men and women have taken the common sense that many of us had and backed it up with a vast amount of evidence and study that was ignored because it challenged the “consensus” that never really existed.
I do believe we are seeing the beginning of the end of the cult of AGW. The only challenge now is to make sure the government doesn’t pass anti-global warming legislation before it becomes clear that this is all a hoax. That, in fact, is a real danger that can affect us all for decades to come.