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Posted on 09/02/2013 5:10:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Climate at five minutes to midnight: IPCC head
AFP 54 minutes ago Nature
Humanity has pushed the world's climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN's group of climate scientists said on Monday.
"We have five minutes before midnight," warned Rajendra Pachauri, whose organisation will this month release the first volume of a new assessment of global warming and its impacts.
"We may utilise the gifts of nature just as we choose, but in our books the debits are always equal to the credits," Pachauri told a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the environmental organisation Green Cross International, quoting fellow Indian Mahatma Gandhi.
"May I submit that humanity has completely ignored, disregarded and been totally indifferent to the debits?
"Today we have the knowledge to be able to map out the debits and to understand what we have done to the condition of this planet," Pachauri said.
The IPCC is made up of several hundred scientists worldwide.
It is due to release the first volume of its long-awaited Fifth Assessment Report on September 27.
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In guess Obama won’t need to bomb Syria now.
I think I will go get a chocolate eclair and eat the whole thing.
Last one out turn off the lights!
It’s five minutes to midnight on a cold winter night.
You got to love it.
Obama is ready to bomb Syria.
Syria is ready to bomb Israel.
Israel is ready to bomb Iran.
Russia is ready to bomb Saudi Arabia.
Iran is almost ready to bomb everyone.
And these guys are worried the world will end in
a hundred or a thousand years?
I believe IPCC said if something weren’t done by December 2010, it would be too late.
Now I'll never know if Florida State wins tonight.
Rajendra Pachauri,Seriously, I think he's an engineer...a RAILROAD engineer---as ON A TRAIN!
I wish these morons would just go away already!
They're about to.
Low information fools gulp this crapola down.
No serious person still believes their climate change hoax.
That’s fine. Who knows how long a minute is to God.
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.
Fixed that. This press release is a Hail Mary Pass by the commie wackos.
Years ago I pointed out to a true believer the obvious math:
Considering the very small percentage of the atmosphere that is CO2 and the very small percentage of that which can be attributable to human activity, *if* CO2 is indeed the driving force behind a planetary warming (the existence of which simply can't be demonstrated empirically), then wiping out mankind would have no demonstrable impression on anything. Mathematically impossible. Very simple math. My conclusion? If you believe in AGW then party on dude, because you are doomed.
My accurate assessment was not well received. Damned facts screw up everything.
I'll wait for the movie.
GE is in the seed biz?
(probably Bush's fault!)
IPPC head at 23:59:59 and counting...
E X P L O D E S !
Aw, too bad.
Are you suggesting that the Nobel prize a few years back was due to a Fat Al attraction?
Well, so sayeth the choo-choo driver. Thousands of choo-choo drivers agree. We have a SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS, people!
Twenty years ago this article would be a basis to make a pretty good Monty Python skit.
Maybe if you are busy reading the clock in your colon.
The warming loons are in total panic mode. Climate science has failed them miserably, turning on them like a change in the weather, and decades of working a scam are scattering in cold winds.
The only solution is to redistribute wealth on a massive global scale.
Sorry, Raj, only the most hard-core, die-hard faithful believe any of your garbage any more. WAY too many FACTS to the contrary right now. You know. Little things. Things like no warming for 15 years. The oceans are not rising. Polar bears are increasing in numbers. Glaciers haven’t melted. Big increase in Antarctic ice pack over the past few years. Northwest passage just froze and trapped a bunch of yachts. And yet all this occurred while CO2 concentrations are at the highest levels since the Pliocene era. Yeah, I know, ya’ll have recently been rewriting the models because they failed to predict the lack of recent warming because, you say, you forgot to put in those big watery things that cover 2/3 of the planet but now are adding them because you want to pretend like that’s where the “heat” MUST be going, but then again, that kind of hindcasting is always 100% accurate, isn’t it?
Is that daylight savings time or eastern standard?
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls our climates.
3. The earth is a rock.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
The alchemists are THIS close to changing lead into gold! The assessments of that bunch are constantly being changed, but they lack scientific credibility.
The only people and "scientists" who believe in man-made global warming are those with a vested interest, like Al Gore and his minions. And, of course, Democrats and other Socialists who never pass up an opportunity to raise taxes.
This idiot can eat me!
Well that’s it folks, it’s over.....”
Good. Guess I’ll just send this article to IRS instead of my next quarterly tax payment.
It was just announced on the Weather Channel (FWIW) that it was the coolest August in Georgia since they’ve been keeping records.
Same with Alabama - coldest summer in history !
I miss the sound of multiple air conditions running.
So was it "five minutes to midnight" 17 years ago? If not, why? If so, doesn't that tell him something?