Pachauri would not admit over a decade without warming when CFACT asked him in Mexico, but admits it now

In 2010, IPCC chief Rachendra Pachauri refused to acknowledge that global temperatures had not risen for over a decade when CFACT interviewed him at the UN’s COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico.

This week Pachauri caved and conceded 17 years without warming at a speech at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Pachauri is the IPCC’s highest climate official, but is not, by the way, a climate scientist.  Rather (as Lord Monckton loves to point out), he is a railroad engineer.  Remember this the next time you encounter a warming activist (who is also not a climate scientist) who insists that you may not evaluate global warming policy because you are not a climate scientist.  Global warming advocacy is a world of double standards and double speak.

If the head of the IPCC is ready to acknowledge that Met Office and NOAA data show no warming for 17 years, he should also acknowledge that their data shows no more than three quarters of a degree Celsius of warming altogether.  That’s it, three quarters of a degree and it is highly debatable how much of that three quarters, if any, is man-made rather than natural and solar.

Once Pachauri admits that warming has been minimal, and less than climate models predict, he should admit that this three quarters of a degree cannot have caused hurricanes Sandy or Katrina, droughts, fires, floods, decreased truffle yields, or erosion in the Maldives.  Al Gore, John Kerry and President Obama should then admit the same.  They should also admit that we should not expect this three quarters of a degree to cause frogs, locusts, boils, pestilence, the Nile to bleed, or burning hail.

The longer we wait, the more we expect observational reality to continue to intrude on hysterical global warming claims.   We cannot afford to allow policy makers to lock in $trillions in waste and inefficiency while we wait for observational reality to debunk the climate scare. We need to wake up now and tell them to stop.  We should, as CFACT’s Craig Rucker recently reminded us in the National Journal, “find the courage to do nothing.”

 

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  • Eckenhuijsen Smit

    IPCC chief Rachendra Pachauri, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barry Obama and countless other scoundrels should all be behind bars on water and bread and with hard labor, while being stripped of all their stolen assets.
    They are the culprits of trillions of dollars lost on the CO2 swindle they so avidly promoted with the accompanying lies about the non existing Climate Change, while the manmade CO2 in the atmosphere is only 0,001152 %.

  • colleenf

    Dang! It is positively painful for these lying libs to tell the truth, isn’t it?
    It is all about control of the population.

  • lverchot

    Dr. Pachauri is right, there is no reason to question the conclusions of AR4. There has been no slow down in climate change in the past 17 years and the recently published HADCRUT4 data show just that. Eight of the last 10 years have been the warmest on record. Download the data and see for yourself.

    • Gary

      Imagine a rising trend line. then imagine that trend line flatlining for the last 17 years. Overlaid on that trend line is the actual average global temperature each year, which can vary above and below the trend line.

      Now, when you have reached a plateau, each of those yearly variations above the trend line (no matter how small) can easily be a new temperature record. So, new temperature records do not disprove the fact that there has been no statistical rise in temperature for the last 17 years.

  • High Treason

    Please bear in mind that no warming for 17 years would have to make the hockey stick scenario look distinctly like complete rubbish. All the hare-brained carbon mitigation measures, carbon taxes, carbon capture schemes are all predicated on the validity of said hockey stick being plausible. It is also a bit suspicious that it took 8 weeks to make the admission. You would think the IPCC would be celebrating that there was no crisis, but no, they have to make poppy-cock excuses to justify their existence(and avoid prosecution.)

    • J.P. Katigbak

      Yes, I agree. And I smell the activist ideologues are waging war carbon by the imposition of mitigation measures, taxes, carbon capture schemes, etc. all to justify the doctrine of environmentalism.

      Always be warned that the socialist worldview could ruin everything – and it is a bane to various societies and economies around the world. – J.P.K.