More and more people are beginning to realize that the manufactured outrage regarding man-caused global warming is designed to increase government control, not save the planet. Nevertheless, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change continues to project cataclysmic results that reliably fail to materialize.
As Forbes recently reported, however, there are plenty of qualified climate scientists who see through the politically charged rhetoric and are happy to debunk such claims. For example, atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer established the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change more than a decade ago. The organization recently released a point-by-point takedown of the assertions made by its U.N. counterpart.
For example, the NIPCC response trashes the idea that climate change will cause widespread flooding, noting that such phenomena “in many areas of the world were higher historically during the Little Ice Age and other cool eras than during the twentieth century.”
Furthermore, the report concludes, the construction of dikes and levees leads to more flooding than climate change ever could.
As for the U.N. claim that increased carbon dioxide and global warming will lead to “food insecurity,” Singer’s organization indicates that those “who depend on rural livelihoods for income are benefitting from rising agricultural productivity throughout the world, including parts of Asia and Africa where the need for increased food supplies is most critical.”
A number of other important responses are included in the NIPCC response, such as the fact that rising carbon dioxide has not been linked to any harmful precipitation pattern. On the contrary, it concludes that what “changes have been observed tend to be beneficial.”
In fact, a rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations “benefit plant growth-promoting microorganisms that help land plants overcome drought conditions,” the study finds, noting the trend “should prove to be a huge benefit to plants by directly enhancing their growth rates and water use efficiencies.”
Echoing the assertions of global warming skeptics everywhere, the report also touts the resiliency of both aquatic and terrestrial life, which has survived countless cyclical changes in temperature throughout the earth’s history. Referencing the perceived threat of human casualties due to global warming, the report concludes the exact opposite is far more likely.
“More lives are saved by global warming via the amelioration of cold-related deaths than those lost under excessive heat,” the report concludes.
Scientists from around the world have expressed support for this exhaustive report, giving a legitimate voice to a growing number of people castigated as ‘deniers’ by climate change proselytizers. Those interested in digging deeper into the NIPCC report can access the entire document online here.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom