People send me stuff.
Here is slide 1 of a recent presentation in Finland by Rajenda Pachauri, head of the IPCC. I’ve added Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth for comparison.
What is even more troubling is how Pachauri presents his own SREX report on severe weather:
Pachauri of course completely ignores this part of the IPCC SREX report:
From Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a few quotable quotes from the report (from Chapter 4):
- “There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change”
- “The statement about the absence of trends in impacts attributable to natural or anthropogenic climate change holds for tropical and extratropical storms and tornados”
- “The absence of an attributable climate change signal in losses also holds for flood losses”
The report even takes care of tying up a loose end that has allowed some commentators to avoid the scientific literature:
“Some authors suggest that a (natural or anthropogenic) climate change signal can be found in the records of disaster losses (e.g., Mills, 2005; Höppe and Grimm, 2009), but their work is in the nature of reviews and commentary rather than empirical research.”
h/t to Matti H. Virtanen
See Pachauri’s slideshow here: http://koliforum.fi/dr-rajendra-pachauris-presentation/
and I have it backed up here in case it disappears: