Lomborg notes 'global warming has dramatically slowed or entirely stopped in the last decade and a half' - 'When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it as humanity’s greatest challenge. But they also promise that it is a challenge that they can meet at low cost, while improving the world in countless other ways. We now know that is nonsense...Climate change has been portrayed as a huge catastrophe costing as much as 20% of world GDP, though brave politicians could counter it at a cost of just 1% of GDP. The reality is just the opposite: We now know that the damage cost will be perhaps 2% of world GDP, whereas climate policies can end up costing more than 11% of GDP.'
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: 'There is a very interesting inverse relationship over time between the IPCC reports and how well the computer models for global warming have performed. The more reality diverges from their initial projections, the more the IPCC is convinced of the certainty of their conclusions.'
'There is nothing abnormal about the recent changes in climate—climate is always changing and those who would “stabilize” the climate are fools. They may as well try to stop the Sun from rising and setting.' - 'Today, climate modelers spend more time changing historical data to fit their models than in fixing the wonky things themselves. But take heart, things will eventually sort themselves out, because even the most self deluded scientist can not deny nature itself.'
Dr. Lennart Bengtsson: 'We cannot yet separate well enough the greenhouse effect from other climate influences.' - 'Although the radiative forcing by greenhouse gases (including methane, nitrogen oxides and fluorocarbons) has increased by 2.5 watts per square meter since the mid-19th century, observations show only a moderate warming of 0.8 degrees Celsius...high values of climate sensitivity, however, are not supported by observations...Thus, the warming is significantly smaller than predicted by most climate models...since there is no way to validate them (models), the forecasts are more a matter of faith than a fact.'
'More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.
More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.
More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal).
The abandonment of fossil fuels.
Less meat consumption.
A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide.
More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation.
More back-door wealth redistribution from the West to the developing world in the name of "sustainability"
All at a cost to the global economy of up to 3.7 per cent of GDP by 2030, provided we act now.
These are the recommendations of Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'