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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Two different takes on the same story

Firstly we have an article on line at that Impartial news monger. The BBC. Note the scary headline.

IPCC: Climate impact risk set to increase

Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina, August 2005 (Image: Getty Images/NOAA) 

The risk from extreme weather events is likely to increase if the world continues to warm, say scientists.

A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said it was "very likely" that emissions had led to an increase in daily maximum temperatures.

It added that emissions had also led some regions experiencing longer and more intense droughts.

The findings of the Special Report were presented at the IPCC's 34th Session, which is being held in Kampala, Uganda.

The details were outlined during a media briefing by the co-chairmen overseeing the compilation of two of the three segments of next IPCC assessment report

Compare with what was really said:

The IPCC report says:

“Projected changes in climate extremes under different emissions scenarios generally do not strongly diverge in the coming two to three decades, but these signals are relatively small compared to natural climate variability over this time frame. Even the sign of projected changes in some climate extremes over this time frame is uncertain”


It was also touted out on the six O’clock news tonight. That was even worse. According to the presenter we are doomed to fire, pestilence. flood, and genital Herpes.

*Ok . I made the last one up.


  1. And it's not like the IPCC aren't known to over egg the warble gloaming pudding to start with.

  2. "The findings of the Special Report were presented at the IPCC's 34th Session, which is being held in Kampala, Uganda" ...

    Ahh, Yes - Kampala, Uganda, well known home to some of the world's most renowned scientific brains and innovators .. Oh and people good at running or throwing sharp, pointy things .. sometimes, even both at once ..;)

    Until the IPCC learn that holding conferences all over the world, which continue to peddle the myth of Man-made Global warming, whilst holding meetings to which people are required to fly, in order to attend .. they will continue to attract my ridicule ..

    Have these international "super-brains" never heard of Internet Conferencing ? .. The clue is in the name - World Wide Web ..

    Epic fail .. cretins

  3. Fires? - mere trivia.
    Pestilence? I can only yawn.
    Floods? -no problem.

    But Genital Herpes? OMG! This is serious!

  4. I thought they were simply trying to find a place where it wouldn't unexpectedly snow all over them.

  5. To be honest, they could hold their meetings in Kampala, Karachi or feckin' Knaresborough for all I care ..

    What I find utterly ridiculous & unbelievable is the fact that they (and politicians) find it necessary to jet off round the world, wasting jet fuel, polluting the atmosphere & creating a massive "carbon footprint" whilst at the same time, criticising anyone who (like me) dares to drive a 4x4 ..

    Sodding hypocrites, the lot of 'em .. Little wonder I can't take these wankers seriously ..

    When they put their own house in order .. then I might start thinking about what I can do .. until then, they can perch & pivot !

  6. Yes, They're most definitely giving Copenhagen a miss this year.

  7. Please stop watching the BBC. It will do you no good at all. Better yet stop watching the telly if at all possible.
    After a few days cold turkey you will wonder how you found the time to watch t'telly.


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