H/T to Dave Wheeler
Saturday 19 November 2011
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
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.