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UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?
Der Spiegel ^ | March 26, 2014 ľ 10:34 AM | Axel Bojanowski

Posted on 03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Humans have shrunk the habitats of many life forms, through unsustainable agriculture, fishing or hunting. And it is going to get even worse. Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years.

But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a further “increased extinction risk for a substantial number of species during and beyond the 21st century” is to be expected. On the other hand, the IPCC admits that there is no evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct thus far.

At most, the draft report says, climate change may have played a role in the disappearance of a few amphibians, freshwater fish and mollusks. Yet even the icons of catastrophic global warming, the polar bears, are doing surprisingly well. […]

The draft report includes a surprising admission by the IPCC—that it doubts its own computer simulations for species extinctions. “There is very little confidence that models currently predict extinction risk accurately,” the report notes. …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; ipcc; un; unitednation

1 posted on 03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Intelligence at the UN is mostly extinct.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 9:40:41 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Olog-hai

Algore isn’t going to like this...


3 posted on 03/26/2014 9:43:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

how did the earth, and more importantly LIFE ON EARTH ever survive “mass extinctions” in the past, when no humans were around to “save” LIFE on earth - LIFE writ large, irrespective of one species or another!!!!

but LIFE did and has many times survived many mass extinctions, and in fact, if “evolutionists” were TOTALLY honest with those in the church of “catastrophic climate change” they, the “evolutionists” would say that “mass extinctions” played a role in evolution, evolution of how LIFE was once dispersed on the earth to how it is dispersed today, for evolution is NOTHING if it is not survival and adaptation to change


4 posted on 03/26/2014 9:47:39 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Olog-hai

Dinosaurs will be coming back.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 9:49:37 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Olog-hai

Last couple of glacial cycles... which the earth has been going through for a LONG time at least in the last 10 million years didn't kill that damned many critters. And each glacial cycled swung from little to no ice to what is above...

6 posted on 03/26/2014 9:50:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

honestly, one can only hope.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 9:53:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nope. No fracking coal or nuke for you. Freeze and starve in the dark with your Russia inspired mental clarity.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 9:56:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Olog-hai

I welcome the mass extinction of global warming alarmists.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 11:00:05 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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I welcome the mass extinction of global warming alarmists.

Bingo. Someone finally said it. I agree.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 4:20:18 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

If one believes in evolution then isn’t it just a matter of time before all species will become extinct?

Adapt to the environment or die. Why complain or try to stop the inevitable?


11 posted on 03/27/2014 4:50:17 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Of course it will. EVERY SINGLE LIVING THING ON THIS PLANET WILL DIE!!!


12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:47:01 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: KosmicKitty

According to evolution all species should be getting “better” at adapting, gaining useful dna information through random mutations (which invariably cause a detrimental effect, not a beneficial one).


13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:49:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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I guess what I meant is that we shouldn’t worry about it. If a species doesn’t get better at adapting, then isn’t it better to be rid of them?


14 posted on 03/27/2014 9:15:50 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

They won’t “get better at adapting”, but some parts of the species may have maintained some of their originally created adaptive ability.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 9:21:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

bttt


16 posted on 03/27/2014 3:46:10 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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