Geologist Rebuts Media-Hyped Draft Of New UN IPCC Report As ‘Nonsense Totally Contrary To Real Evidence’

By: - Climate DepotAugust 27, 2014 11:06 AM with 4 comments

AP’s Seth Borenstein: UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous – ‘The report used the word risk 351 times in just 127 pages’ – Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. – Borenstein excited: ‘UN report uses word irreversible 36 times: ‘the risk of abrupt & irreversible change increases as the magnitude of the warming increases’
Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook takes apart point-by-point the new draft of UN climate report: “What is really astonishing, is how the discredited IPCC can continue to put out such nonsense totally contrary to real evidence and still pretend to be scientists.” 
Geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor at Western Washington University, a UN IPCC expert reviewer, has authored ten books and 150 journal publications. Presented 31 research papers at international meetings in 13 countries outside the US
UN IPCC draft report claim: “Global warming is already cutting grain production by several percentage points, the report found”
Dr. Easterbrook: “With no global warming in 15-18 years, how can ‘global warming’ cut grain production? Canada’s wheat production is down ~25%, not because of global warming but because of global cooling that has affected the growing season.”
IPCC claim:  “and that could grow much worse if emissions continue unchecked.”
Dr. Easterbrook: “The total increase in atmospheric CO2 during the only period when both CO2 and temp increased (1978-1998) was a whopping 0.004%.  That’s going to cause a lot of warming?”
IPCC claim: ‘Higher seas’
Dr. Easterbrook: “In areas cited as ‘drowning (Maldives, Kiribati, Bangladesh), the sea level in the Maldives has dropped a full meter since 1979; sea level in Kiribati is not rising faster than coral is growing upward; sea level change in Bangladesh is due largely to compaction of delta sediments, and on and on.  In the next 50 years (2064) global sea level rise will be only about 3 inches!” [Climate Depot note: Also see: Latest Peer-Reviewed Studies Demolish Warmists’ Sea Level Rise Scares: ‘Decelerated 44% since 2004′ – ‘Global sea levels have been naturally rising for ~20,000 years and have decelerated over the past 8,000 years, decelerated over the 20th centurydecelerated 31% since 2002 and decelerated 44% since 2004 to less than 7 inches per century. There is no evidence of an acceleration of sea level rise, and therefore no evidence of any effect of mankind on sea levels. — Global sea level rise from tide gauges (1.6 mm/year) is half of that claimed from satellites (3.2 mm/year). Which is right? – ‘There is no acceleration of the increase’ – [Climate Depot Note: According to tide gauges, Sea Level is rising LESS than the thickness of one nickel (1.95 mm thick) per year or about the thickness of one penny (1.52 mm thick) a year. According to satellite info it is rising slightly more than two pennies a year (3.04 mm)]
IPCC claim: “devastating heat waves, torrential rain and other climate extremes”
Dr. Easterbrook: “This is simply not true–hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, etc are all declining, not increasing.”
IPCC claim: “The world may already be nearing a temperature at which the loss of the vast ice sheet covering Greenland would become inevitable, the report said. The actual melting would then take centuries, but it would be unstoppable and could result in a sea level rise of 23 feet, with additional increases from other sources like melting Antarctic ice, potentially flooding the world’s major cities.”
Dr. Easterbrook: “Nonsense! Except for a few small blips, all of the past 10,000 years to 1500 years ago were 2.5 to 5.5 F warmer than present in Greenland and the ice sheet didn’t disappear. As for the Antarctic, the average annual temp is -58 F so warming of 100 F would be required to melt the Antarctic ice sheet.”
IPCC claim: “Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reduction in snow and ice, and in global mean-sea-level rise; and it is extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,”
Dr. Easterbrook: “Global snow and ice is on the increase, not decreasing, the rate of global sea level rise has decreased in recent years, modeling results have not even come close to predicting global temperatures in the past few decades and with no warming in 18 years, how can human influence be invoked?:
IPCC claim: “A continued rapid growth of emissions in coming decades could conceivably lead to a global warming exceeding 8 degrees Fahrenheit, the report found.”
Dr. Easterbrook: “This is based on computer models that have proven to be totally worthless in predicting global temperature for even a few decades, so why should this number have any credibility?”
End Dr. Easterbrook excerpts
Other challenges to the new draft UN IPCC report: 
We’re running out of food!So says the gullible Justin Gillis of the NYT — completely ignoring all the facts.  Take for instance the current situation  in icy Canada:  “In Western Canada, we’re moving from a huge glut of wheat to still a pretty big carry-over, but by no means the kind of over-supply we had in the last year.  And in 2013: “Canola – Nationally, canola production increased 29.5% from 2012 to a record 18.0 million tonnes; “Wheat: Farmers reported record wheat production of 37.5 million tonnes, a 38.0% increase from 2012.”.  The only crop not a record in 2013 was Barley and Oats.”  Anybody who knows anything about international trade in farm products knows that the chronic problem is surpluses, not shortages
Related Links: 
Updated list of 38 ‘excuses’ for the nearly 18 year temperature ‘pause’ or standstill in global warming

  • reagangs

    Dr. Easterbrook is one of the greatest minds in America, if not the World, today. He and many of his anti global warming army have been vilified and shouted down by the leftist UN minions (typical Alinskite tactics taught in the Rules for Radicals). Does the climate change??? Yes, it does, and has been since the beginning of life on this planet. It’s inevitable …. and there’s nothing we puny humans can do about it. Just like constantly throwing massive amounts of money at social justice programs (welfare, housing, food stamps and the like) and expecting different results year after year …. I think it was old Albert Einstein that said that is the definition of insanity. In one of my post, Dr. Easterbrook commented it isn’t so much about the MiIlanokvitch effect (the relative positions of the Earth/Sun system) as it has to do with the Sun’s solar variance (plasma storms). The Earth’s molten core (~2,000 *F) and the related volcanoes and massive geothermal zones releasing massive amounts of energy (heat), toxic gasses (CO, CO2, H2S, NO2, Ozone, steam ….) and ash (fine particles that cause respiratory problems and can cause massive solar “black outs”), are another part of the equation for global warming and climate change. All of these events cause random climate change. Remember, at one time the Earth was a molten mass and today we are alive. This issue is a no brainer if we just think about it. Regards, retired mechanical engineer, amateur geologist and astronomer.

  • Gus

    If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself. This is IPCC in a nutshell.

  • Mervyn

    If the IPCC were a public listed corporation, it would be charged for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct by continuously publishing deeply flawed and misleading reports that are more about promoting climate alarm propaganda than about all the scientific evidence.

  • Johnny Doe

    I have a side job where I check movie ads once in a while. The new pile of BS comes from Microsoft while touting the Skype . Basically, it’s some mumbo-jumbo about how “rising” sea levels will do in Kiribati.

    You know, I’m looking at the ad and thinking that those sweet waves will erode the islands away a lot sooner…