A report released under the auspices of the Center for Science and Public Policy reveals facts that even more fully debunk the entire IPCC study than does the Fraser Institute.
The first dramatic revelation in this study is that the data in the 2006 IPCC study in fact shows that the global environment has in fact stabilized or improved!!
Yet the IPCC's Executive Summary clearly concludes that the situation is much worse.
This is at best a misrepresentation, if not an outright lie by this United Nations body (not that the UN has not been most distinguished by its lack of integrity).
Here are a few key points in he CSPP Report (download here).
- Previous reports in 1990, 1995 and 2001 had been progressively more alarmist. In the final draft of the new report there is a change in tone. Though carbon dioxide in the air is increasing, global temperature is not.
- Figures from the US National Climate Data Center show 2006 as about 0.03 degrees Celsius warmer worldwide than 2001. Since that is within the range of measurement error, global temperature has not risen in a statistically significant sense since the UN’s last report in 2001.
- In the current draft, the UN has cut its estimate of our net effect on climate by more than a third, to 1.6 watts per square metre.
- The UN’s best estimate of projected temperature increase in response to CO2 reaching 560 parts per million, twice the level in 1750, was 3.5C in the 2001 report. Now it is down to 3C.
- The 2007 draft concludes that it is very likely that we caused most of the rise in temperatures since 1940. It does not point out that for half that period, from 1940 to 1975, temperature actually fell even though carbon dioxide rose monotonically – higher every year than the previous year.