High profile climate un-changer Professor Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun School of Thought Homogeneity, is well known for his contention that the temperature rise of the planet has stopped. He’s been saying it for years.
Today, Professor Bolt wrote that a leaked IPCC report concedes that warming is only half what it ones was (so half way there for Mr. Bolt). He quotes liberally and approvingly from Britain’s favourite birds-in-bikinis and saucy-celebs news website The Daily Mail, where fellow climate conspiracy theorist David Rose, who has obtained the leaked document claims that “Scientist accept their computers “may have exaggerated”.
It’s all over bar the shouting apparently with the whole IPCC edifice set to crumble because this leaked copy of the report pretty much throws in the towel. The IPCC apparently has got a hell of a lot wrong in the past and therefore this soon to be released bombshell will result in “scientific reputations being destroyed” and the great scare collapsing.
Rupert Murdoch’s rampant Organ of Influence, The Australian, plays in harmony with the Bolt braggadocio quoting approvingly from The Daily Mail and alleging that the
IPCC computer (They’ve only got one?) drastically overestimated rising temperatures, and over the past 60 years the world has in fact been warming at half the rate claimed in the previous IPCC report in 2007.
Because, The Organ offers, the IPCC in 2007 said that the earth was warming at 0.2 degrees per decade, but has wound back the prediction to a paltry 0.12 degrees per decade. A case of the eggheads seriously over egging the pudding.
But wait. Publicly funded highly influential left-leaning elite media in the form of Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat mounts a challenge to the News Corporation orchestra, and seeks the view of Australian
Climate scientist Dr. John Cook who says:
I find that actually quite extraordinary that they say that. I went straight to the 2007 report this morning to have a look at what the IPCC actually said and they say that the linear warming trend over the last 50 years was .13 degrees celsius per decade, which is almost exactly the same as the accurate value that the Australian is talking about. So they just seem to have made up this .2 C per decade number. Even the Australian in this article aren’t disputing that carbon dioxide causes warming.
In other words, if we are to believe Dr. Cook, The Daily Mail, and by extension Mr. Bolt and the Australian are all reporting that the IPCC said something that they did not in fact say. No? Really?
But further investigation by your humble correspondent adds to the doubts and confusion because in the very first section of the 2007 IPCC report it does clearly say:
The linear warming trend over the 50 years from 1956 to 2005 (0.13 [0.10 to 0.16]°C per decade) is nearly twice that for the 100 years from 1906 to 2005.
Perhaps David Rose of The Daily Mail was reading a different 2007 IPCC report, or perhaps was briefly distracted by a fine set of breasts in a close fitting bikini top whilst he was reading this report, or perhaps somewhere else in the report the number 0.2 does crop up and well, these numbers can be very confusing.
Whatever the truth of it, we shall all excitedly wait the 30th September when the actual IPCC report comes out. Then we will know if the great scare has begun its collapse, and we can all agree to sensibly work together with Mr. Bolt to decide if Climate Change has stopped, has half-stopped, or is in the process of beginning to stop.