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Big news from the UN: We’re 95% sure that human activity is the main driver of climate change
Hotair ^ | 08/20/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 08/20/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

This is an increase of the mere 90 percent confidence the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change asserted in their last ‘definitive’ report in 2007, by the way. Via the NYT:

An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.

The scientists, whose findings are reported in a draft summary of the next big United Nations climate report, largely dismiss a recent slowdown in the pace of warming, which is often cited by climate change doubters, attributing it most likely to short-term factors.

The report emphasizes that the basic facts about future climate change are more established than ever, justifying the rise in global concern. It also reiterates that the consequences of escalating emissions are likely to be profound.

“It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010,” the draft report says. “There is high confidence that this has warmed the ocean, melted snow and ice, raised global mean sea level and changed some climate extremes in the second half of the 20th century.”

Okay, guys. Once more, with feeling: First of all, nobody but nobody is a “skeptic” or “denier of the very longstanding process of climate change itself, and secondly, I’m not even denying that human activity contributes to climate change. In fact, much like these 95 percent of scientists, I happen to think that it very probably does — but to what degree and with what causes and effects? Consensuses of scientists really haven’t done their credibility any favors when they’ve been hysteria-mongering for decades about how humanity is just around the corner from imminent global catastrophe and offering nothing but hugely expensive, bureaucratic, and market-interfering dramatic policy overhauls as the solutions. The science is “settled,” we’ve heard for years, and yet we’re recently discovering that most of those much-touted climate models are now coming up conspicuously short: Yes, we’ve been introducing increasing levels of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere for decades, but somehow the planet has neglected to warm for a solid fifteen years. Does this mean that climate change isn’t a cause for concern and consideration that requires further study to determine its real causes and the depths of their effects? Certainly not. Does it mean that we should immediately quixotically sink our productivity and economy on behalf of policies whose consequences we obviously don’t have accurate methods of predicting? Nope.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalgobbledygook; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; un; unitednations
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1 posted on 08/20/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s Cigarette smoking guy?

Oh,, dead.. Just like the hoax that was.. Man is destroying the Earth.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 2:08:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: SeekAndFind

Odd. I’m 110% sure they’re full of crap. But at least it’s crap we pay for. HUH?


3 posted on 08/20/2013 2:09:28 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glad they feel that way. They can all leave our country and make the air better for U.S. citizens....


4 posted on 08/20/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s that line the kid used in “The Cowboys”....Dung heap!


5 posted on 08/20/2013 2:10:07 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: SeekAndFind
Leaked draft of climate report struggles with drop in warming

Heat flow from Earth's mantle contributes to Greenland ice melting [Oh NOES!]

6 posted on 08/20/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

UN = Sack of Rocks


7 posted on 08/20/2013 2:10:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SeekAndFind

How do they explain the historical records of ice ages in the past followed by warming? Long before the industrial revolution earth’s climate changed.

The whole purpose of “made made climate change” is control.

Control over our life. Nothing more, nothing less.


8 posted on 08/20/2013 2:11:15 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: SeekAndFind

Climate has changed my entire life.

Hot, cold, wet, dry, windy, calm, blah, blah, blah.

Pretty sure it’s been that way since DAY 1, and no, electing socialists isn’t going to change that.

Stupid humans.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 2:11:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Closing the UN would negate the carbon foot print of several cities.


10 posted on 08/20/2013 2:11:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats Great News, considering 98% of the UN and its supporters are absolute morons. So we are 7% headed in the right direction.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 2:12:03 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: SeekAndFind

And I’m 100% sure that collectively they have no brains.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 2:12:44 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: SeekAndFind

Soon, they will be 105% sure, given the late reporting of voting from Chicago precincts.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 2:13:15 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, that settles it then. /s


14 posted on 08/20/2013 2:13:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

SO what caused climate change (it was ALWAYS changing) before this “human acivity”??


15 posted on 08/20/2013 2:13:55 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: DanielRedfoot

Oops 3% I thought I read 90% - well its something...


16 posted on 08/20/2013 2:14:06 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: SeekAndFind
like good little Nazis, the UN doing nothing more than trying to justify the NWO’s reason for agenda 21
17 posted on 08/20/2013 2:15:58 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: SeekAndFind

I am 95% that anything the UN produces is 100% bu11sh|t.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 2:17:23 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

The climate is cooling.

Buh bye : )


19 posted on 08/20/2013 2:18:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: All

I happen to agree with them. They should all end their lives so the rest of us have more resources..


20 posted on 08/20/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

95% of all statistics are made up on the spot. 105% of them are completely bogus.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 2:20:02 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind

We gotta fight this, by golly, let’s send some more money to the U.N.!


22 posted on 08/20/2013 2:21:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: NormsRevenge

proof you must be mentally deficient to get a job in the UN.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 2:23:53 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Welcome King Barack "Canute" Obama the Great.....

...Obama issues an Executive Order to the Sun...

....to increase it's magnetic field....

and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with no electricity and GE modified seeds.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp

24 posted on 08/20/2013 2:25:17 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Og and his buddies are still dismayed in that they are being blamed for creating to many campfires that caused the retreat of the glaciers.
25 posted on 08/20/2013 2:25:49 PM PDT by Phil
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To: SeekAndFind

And I am 100% sure that globull warming is a scam by the socialists in a bid to steal the wealth of the industrialized world and transfer a large percentage into their personal Swiss bank accounts and a small percentage to the people of the third world.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 2:25:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
So what did they do? Bring 19 hand picked and approved "climatologists" and one token dissenter into a room for a vote?

27 posted on 08/20/2013 2:27:12 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind
Big news from the UN: We’re 95% sure that human activity is the main driver of climate change

I wouldn't care if they were 100% sure. (I won't lower myself intellectually to the 150% ignoramuses)

It has been documented beyond any doubt whatsoever that any purely scientific findings of the IPCC are inevitably perverted to political statements, projections and recommendations with no basis in reality, or in the science it purports to represent.
Computer models is the most egregious example.

Those pseudo political "scientists" should read Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, where he discusses the ultimate length of the river based on past observations. It's a great laugh, but perhaps not for the climate-carbon-credit scammers.

28 posted on 08/20/2013 2:27:36 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Ingtar

The created believe they are the Creator.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 2:29:45 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: SeekAndFind

95% sure and now they will demand that all the rich nations (meaning the US) pay the UN lotsa’ money to “fight” glow-bull warming. Uh-huh. And what kind of money trail will there be? (none....).


30 posted on 08/20/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: publius911

I’m sure their models will predict 110% certainty the next time around.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 2:30:48 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SeekAndFind
The whole damn UN should be driven out of this country with pitchforks and torches.
32 posted on 08/20/2013 2:31:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is an increase of the mere 90 percent confidence the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change asserted in their last ‘definitive’ report in 2007, by the way.

So, I guess this means they'll be 105% sure in 2028.

33 posted on 08/20/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

It they’re THAT sure then it’s kind of funny that they have to keep telling us just HOW sure they are.

I’m 100% sure that the sun is going to rise in the east tomorrow but I don’t go proclaiming it from the rooftops.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 2:32:01 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: chris37
Hot, cold, wet, dry, windy, calm, blah, blah, blah.

I see you've met my ex-wife....

35 posted on 08/20/2013 2:33:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So send your money you Western morons. Cause we said so and we’re broke! We make the rules. Live with it!


36 posted on 08/20/2013 2:34:55 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: illiac

This is accordance with the scientific conclusion old Al stated to the students in a recent speech “WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE”. Now that’s scientific consensus if I ever heard it.


37 posted on 08/20/2013 2:36:39 PM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: poobear
Big news from the UN: We’re 95% sure that human activity is the main driver of climate change

Well if it is, you'd better send sternly worded letters to Communist China and India. They're the ones making the big stinking mess...

Oh yeah, and Japan.

38 posted on 08/20/2013 2:37:30 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: SeekAndFind

And we’re 100% sure you’re full of shit.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 2:37:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

the 95% confidence level in statistics. It’s only use should be in closed controlled systems, not human surveys or complex systems like the weather which has too many variable to count. How was yesterdays weather prediction for you?


40 posted on 08/20/2013 2:38:02 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: SeekAndFind
In fact, much like these 95 percent of scientists,

There seems to be an incorrect statement here. The article stipulates that a "panel" (of unspecified size) of scientists are 95% sure of something. This is nowhere near the same as "95% of scientists". The "panel" could have been 3 guys who are 95% sure.

41 posted on 08/20/2013 2:38:07 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: SeekAndFind
“It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010,” the draft report says.

Was that draft report written by a delusional Jr. High-schooler?

A 59-year span of time is not climate; it is weather.
It is, in addition, highly suspicious as to the seemingly arbitrary, whimsical decision not to include 1950.

Two to three hundred years is the briefest time that science can presume to be analyzing "climate," in a discipline the deals with millennia or hundreds of millions of years of obvious cyclical behavior.

42 posted on 08/20/2013 2:38:36 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That pesky 5% remaining of course is reality.


43 posted on 08/20/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT by xp38
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To: SeekAndFind

We had a cold spring and a colder than average summer around my parts (western Wisconsin). We even set a few records for coldest “highs.” Bring on the global warming please.


44 posted on 08/20/2013 2:44:51 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Cyber Liberty
I see you've met my ex-wife....

Thread hijacking!!!

45 posted on 08/20/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: poobear
We make the rules. Live with it!

I see you've met Diane Feinswein. That's her favorite line to constituents with an arbitrary, federally induced hardship complaint.

46 posted on 08/20/2013 2:47:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: rktman

Also we’re 100 percent sure the UN is dangerous, a sham, and a huge waist of money.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 2:48:12 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: SeekAndFind
99% of statistics are made up.
48 posted on 08/20/2013 2:57:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

LOLOL! :)


49 posted on 08/20/2013 3:01:01 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Low Information Diplomats.


50 posted on 08/20/2013 3:04:18 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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