Veiling an inconvenient truthRichard Treadgold | November 12, 2012
Because of the IPCC’s assinine restrictions against early disclosure, this climate scientist cannot be identified.
I’m reviewing the 5AR WG I contribution.
The only thing that should scare the wits out of anyone is how blinkered and defensive the IPCC is.
Something is very seriously wrong when it’s not until Chapter 10 – which means about 600 or more pages into the finished report – that we find the comment that there’s been no significant warming since 1998.
(Actually that’s wrong. It’s easy to show that the trend in HadCRUT3 monthly data from January 1997 to July 2012 is flat.)
I saw no mention of this astonishing admission in
(a) the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM).
(b) Chapter 1, which summarises the science.
(c) Chapter 2, which deals with the atmosphere and surface temperatures.
Why is this stunning refutation of previous IPCC forecasts of strong warming driven by rising levels of CO2 hidden away in Chapter 10?
It really is shocking how far the IPCC will go to show warming where none exists.