TPPF statement on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
“The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just issued its Fifth Assessment Report – considered by many to be the scientific gospel behind theories of man-made global warming. IPCC issued its first Assessment Report in 1990. For the first time in 23 years, undeniable facts raise fundamental doubt about the credibility of IPCC’s science. The last 17 years of flat-lined global temperatures directly contradict IPCC’s key assumptions and their predictions of catastrophic warming. These facts, not computer models, reasonably invalidate IPCC’s basic assertion that carbon dioxide emissions from human activity somehow dominate the natural forces of climate such as solar activity.
“At a time when public support for onerous government mandates to reduce CO2 is the lowest in twenty years and when IPCC science is now rightly in question, U.S. policy makers should demand a vigorous review of the increasingly uncertain science behind government programs to avert rising temperatures.”
Kathleen Hartnett White is the Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy and Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and former Chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
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