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Networks Embrace ‘Catastrophic’ Warnings of Latest IPCC Report
mrc.org ^ | 10/2/2013 1:16 PM ET | By Julia A. Seymour

Posted on 10/02/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The UN’s climate panel (IPCC) released its latest warning about "catastrophic" climate change on Sept. 27, garnering the frantic attention of all three broadcast networks that night. CBS even aired a claim about temperatures rising “more than 200 degrees."

Predictably, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC Sept. 27 repeated the IPCC’s dire warnings without including any skeptics and without mentioning past failures such as their inability to accurately predict warming or sea level rise.

ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” NBC “Nightly News” and CBS “Evening News” all failed to include criticism of the IPCC with the exception of a swipe against “skeptics” on ABC. NBC continued to link weather events like Hurricane Sandy to climate change while CBS aired a statistic that one scientist called “meaningless.”

With the words “big warning” onscreen, ABC announced the “landmark” report from “top scientists.” Dan Harris went on to mention weather events including “superstorm Sandy,” and ominously warned that the “UN report says we will be seeing much more of these kinds of things in the coming decades as a result of climate change ...” Of course, that’s what the IPCC has been saying for years.

Harris acknowledged the existence of other viewpoints, but immediately tore them down saying, “skeptics have predictably accused the UN panel of being alarmist, but Princeton climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, who is on the panel, says this is a major wake up call.” Yet Oppenheimer himself has been accused of activist junk science by other scientists, according to meteorologist Anthony Watts’ website. Harris didn’t happen to mention that.

“Evening News” took a different tack, airing a story about oyster farming and complaints that climate change is ruining a man’s business. But in Ben Tracy’s story, which mentioned the IPCC’s latest report, he said that oceans have absorbed much of the heat caused by CO2 and that ocean temperatures have risen only slightly. Then he made a claim that Principal Research Scientist Dr. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama in Huntsville called “totally misleading and irresponsible.”

“Had all that heat gone into the atmosphere, air temperatures could have risen by more than 200 degrees [showed 212 degrees onscreen],” Tracy warned.

Spencer told the MRC’s Business and Media Institute, “The oceans have warmed by an average of less than 0.1 deg. C (only the SURFACE by about 0.5 deg.) since the 1950s, and since that is so much water mass, the absorbed heat equivalent to 0.1 deg. IF RELEASED ALL AT ONCE IN THE ATMOSPHERE [it] would, indeed, be hundreds of degrees. But this is physically impossible. It is a meaningless statistic. The heat actually had to go through the atmosphere before it reached the ocean.”

But the scary stories didn’t stop with CBS. NBC said we were “hurtling” toward the day when climate change will be “irreversible and catastrophic.” Anne Thompson warned that the seas would rise three feet by the end of the century, and we’d have more storms like Sandy. The media’s claims about hurricanes and “Superstorm” Sandy don’t line up with the facts. The U.S. is experiencing a drought of “intense” hurricanes, and climatologist Dr. John Christy, of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has noted that Sandy was a “minimal hurricane.”

Yet, NBC called for “drastic” changes in carbon emissions. Anne Thompson interviewed Jeff Masters of Weather Underground. Regarding CO2 emissions, she asked him “How much longer can we go?”

“We’ve got  about 30 or 40 years before we have to completely stop and go to zero,” Masters replied.

Christy said he has examined the climate models used for the latest IPCC report, all of which failed to account for the lack of warming since 1996. He told CNSNews that he analyzed all 73 models used in the latest IPCC report (Fifth Assessment Report or 5AR) and not one accurately predicted that the Earth’s temperature would remain flat since Oct. 1, 1996.

All three networks excluded information from their segments regarding the IPCC’s track record. None pointed out the IPCC’s lack of explanation for the “pause” in global warming over the past 15 years, although Scott Pelley mentioned that “the rise in air temperatures has slowed.” The networks also failed to mention embarrassing “mistakes,” such as the inclusion in the 2007 IPCC report of an "unfounded" prediction that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. They have made predictions time and again that far exceeded actual climate changes, as The Daily Mail (UK) reported on Sept. 14. But ABC, CBS and NBC didn’t consider that worth mentioning to viewers on Sept. 27.

The Sept. 30 Wall Street Journal was skeptical of the latest IPCC report in its review and outlook section, noting the non-explanation for warming’s recent plateau as well as problems with past predictions.

“It's also hard to take any of this as gospel when the IPCC's climate models haven't been able to predict past warming. As Canadian economist and longtime climate student Ross McKitrick points out, IPCC models based on CO2 emissions predicted that temperatures should have risen between 0.2 and 0.9 degrees Celsius since 1990. Instead they have increased by about 0.1 degrees,” the Journal said.

In 2011, James Taylor of the Heartland Institute pointed out that sea levels hadn’t risen as forecast either: “Satellite measurements, however, show global sea level rose merely 0.83 inches during the first decade of the 21st century (a pace of just 8 inches for the entire century), and has barely risen at all since 2006. This puts alarmists in the embarrassing position of defending predictions that are not coming true in the real world.”

— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Editor for the Business & Media Institute at the Media Research Center. Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: globalwarminghoax; ipcc

1 posted on 10/02/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
H/T to the Drudge Report.

Headlime:

CBSNEWS warns 'global warming' could raise temperatures 212 degrees!


2 posted on 10/02/2013 9:03:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is doubling down on fraud:

http://able2know.org/topic/223427-1

3 posted on 10/02/2013 9:05:52 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

200 deg C is a Big F’n Deal!


4 posted on 10/02/2013 9:07:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
CBSNEWS warns 'global warming' could raise temperatures 212 degrees!

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It's that damned Van Allen Belt again, Lee.

5 posted on 10/02/2013 9:15:14 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Are we sure they didn’t mean the comedy channel? I guess noting surprises me anymore. What a bunch of asshats.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 9:16:29 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

Absolutely!


7 posted on 10/02/2013 9:19:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: varmintman

Need to have the Title for the video :

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Busted: Lord Monckton on the Collapse of Al Gore’s Climate Lies

URL: http://able2know.org/topic/223427-1

URL: http://able2know.org/topic/223427-1


8 posted on 10/02/2013 9:23:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Paladin2
Possible IF all the additional heat in the oceans is Released AT ONCE....

No Idea how that might happen.

9 posted on 10/02/2013 9:27:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh noes, humans will have to live in caves now where we’ll slowly lose our eye sight but will eventually gain high frequency sonar emitting echo location capabilities and the ability to hang upside down. God help us.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 9:28:09 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A reduction in Universal Entropy?


11 posted on 10/02/2013 9:28:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We're all gonna die!!!!
12 posted on 10/02/2013 9:29:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (IÂ’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: All; Marine_Uncle; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; SunkenCiv

Colosing dopwn early tonight!


13 posted on 10/02/2013 9:29:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If the “science is settled” why does the UNIPCC track 73 unique climate models instead of just one???


14 posted on 10/02/2013 9:31:34 PM PDT by Cruising Speed
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To: Jack Hydrazine
ROFL!

A Media sitcom.

15 posted on 10/02/2013 9:32:42 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I judge the veracity of Global Warming by the actions of its adherents. I see the Al Gore’s and Tom Friedman’s of the world living the high life without a care in the world in my observations. They are jetting here and there, rolling in SUV caravans, living in giant mansions, burning fossil fuel like there is no tomorrow. I see this and I think, if they really believed what they preach, they wouldn’t be conducting there own lives in the way that they do. Plus they have cried wolf a little too much. Back in the late 80’s early 90’s they said if we did not change our ways it would be curtains in 20 years. Well, 20 years is now, and guess what, nothing has changed. It is still hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The ocean is still in the same spot. It did not move inland. The beach is in the same place it was in 1979. So they really mucked up that prediction. I will make my own prediction, in 2024 the climate should stay about the same it is today, and what it was 20 years ago also.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 9:36:08 PM PDT by gusty
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So, are they all saying temperatures could reach 212 degrees, too, or is that just SeeBS?

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17 posted on 10/02/2013 9:57:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Colosing dopwn early tonight!

I'm not as think as you drunk I am, ociffer!

18 posted on 10/02/2013 10:00:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Networks Embrace ‘Catastrophic’ Warnings of Latest IPCC Report

They are delighted to push the Democrats' agenda of confiscating literally trillions of dollars, without end, through energy taxes and "carbon trading" schemes so the global socialists can "redistribute" American tax dollars around the globe to third world pisspots. Sure, there will always be some low information voters who fall for this "global warming" nonsense, but at this point way too many Americans are clued in about the scam. Let the networks further destroy their own credibility. What's left of it, anyway.

19 posted on 10/02/2013 10:18:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Jeff Masters of Weather Underground: “We’ve got about 30 or 40 years” until climate Armageddon.

30 years ago they predicted we had only 10 to 20 years until Armageddon. When they realized people would live over that span and have memories of the silly predictions, they decided to bump their dire predictions out to 30 - 40 years. Of course, some young people today will remember Masters’ prediction in 2043 or 2053. Then the kooks will have to up their estimates to “We’ve got only about 60 or 70 years until disaster hits.”


20 posted on 10/02/2013 10:26:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: digger48

“CBSNEWS warns ‘global warming’ could raise temperatures 212 degrees!”

RAISE the temperature 212 degrees would mean all along the equator, and a lot of the rest of the world, the temp would be well over 300 degrees for a lot of the time.

So, and I think this is important, do you think I should go with sunblock vs. sunscreen?
And, MORE importantly what SPF?

Seriously? The oceans will turn to steam, all plant, animal, fish, insect, and most microbial life will die, BECAUSE I DRIVE A CAR? How does ANYONE believe this crap?

You should also post the, “dude, wait what?”, cat.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 10:41:58 PM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
You do realize that Real Climate is a Soros backed 100% pro man-made global warning site? That site's main purpose is to smear and destroy real scientists who speak against the fraud of AGW.

Those who publish at that site are very evil human beings. They wrap themselves in the veil of fake "refined mathematics" and flowery language in order to fool naive readers into believing that they are true scientists and mathematicians who TRULY believe in only facts.

They are rabid Nazis! Yes, like the ones of Hitler's time. I say that because I have read them for years and know the inner souls of many who write there -- AGW is their religion. Though they never would admit such, their inner most desire is to see ALL who deny climate change terminated. Pure, absolute evil -- every last human who publishes there.

22 posted on 10/03/2013 12:37:19 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When it gets that hot I may have to put in a new air conditioning system


23 posted on 10/03/2013 2:35:03 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As more and more people ignore the Chicken Little cries of the anthropogenic global warming alarmists, the alarmists keep increasing the volume of their screeches. In response, more people ignore them.

I would love to take each one of those alarmists, show them some plants, and ask them how they expect those plants to survive if they got their way—if, somehow, someone invented a way to try to remove all of the CO2 from the atmosphere. And then ask them how they expect any life to survive once the CO2 levels have been measurably decreased and the plants no longer grow.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 4:27:59 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
" CBS even aired a claim about temperatures rising 'more than 200 degrees.'"

In my teapot.
25 posted on 10/03/2013 4:54:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“We’ve got about 30 or 40 years before we have to completely stop and go to zero,” Masters replied.

You first. Assume quietus (death). That will put you at zero.
26 posted on 10/03/2013 5:02:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: sand88; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

AGW is their religion and their cash cow.

Thank you for the post and ping, gentlemen.


27 posted on 10/03/2013 5:14:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: varmintman
... doubling down on fraud...

You're right...

28 posted on 10/03/2013 6:20:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The attacks against proven and reliable scientist must be stepped up, as increasing amounts of valid data show a more accurate model of how earth maintains itself.
The criminals within the AGW movement have much to fear in the years to come.
29 posted on 10/03/2013 8:36:09 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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