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The federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Friday, has gained praise from leftists and left-wing environmental groups as a dire warning of the coming death and destruction in the United States if we don’t stop global warming.

But critics of the report, including scientists, have slammed it as “exaggeration,” bad science and even said its conclusions are “false.”

“This latest climate report is just more of the same – except for even greater exaggeration, worse science, and added interference in the political process by unelected, self-serving bureaucrats,” Tim Huelskamp, president of the Heartland Institute said in statements released by the free-market think tank following the report’s release.

 

 

“With a new volume out in December, The Heartland Institute has published 4,000 pages of the Climate Change Reconsidered series by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), Huelskamp said. “Those reports cite many hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers that show how every conclusion of this latest government report [is] false.”

“This report from the climate alarmist Deep State in our government is even more hysterical than some United Nations reports,” Huelskamp noted. “The idea that global temperatures could rise as much as 12 degrees in the next 80 years is absurd and not a shred of actual data and observation supports that.” 

“This report is a scientific embarrassment,” Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute, said. “Not only does it rely on computer models to predict the climate through the end of the century, it relies on computer models from five years ago that have been laughably wrong, failing to get even close to reality since 2013.”

Lehr said the report is filled with “blatantly absurd conclusions” designed to put more money and power into the hands of the United Nations.

As Breitbart News reported, the assessment includes predictions of dire consequences from climate change, including people dying because of increased temperatures.

“Higher temperatures will also kill more people, the report says,” CNN reported. “The Midwest alone, which is predicted to have the largest increase in extreme temperature, will see an additional 2,000 premature deaths per year by 2090.”

The report also said there would be more insect-borne diseases, including West Nile cases, which could more than double by 2050, according to the report.

 

 

The wattsupwiththat.com website pointed out that Chapter 6 of what it called an “alarmist” report on climate change contradicts some of its claims:

Temperature changes in the United States of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s recently published Climate Science Special Report (2017) clearly shows and discusses, under the heading of “6.1.2 Temperature Extremes”, how temperature extremes for the contiguous United States have become more moderate over the last 118 years, with the coldest daily temperatures warming and the warmest daily temperatures cooling. In other words, temperature-extreme-related climate in the United States has improved.

Critics also have advice for President Donald Trump, who has said man-made climate change is not a concluded fact.

“President Trump was required by law to release this report, but he is not required to take it seriously – and he surely will not,” Huelskamp said. “To do so would undermine his sensible, deregulatory agenda and restart the war on fossil fuels.”

“Happily, President Trump has on his advisory staff Dr. William Harper [of Princeton University], who knows how flawed these models are and will advise the president to not base a single aspect of U.S. policy upon them,” Lehr said.

“This is the Deep State run amok,” James Taylor, a senior fellow on environment and energy policy at Heartland, said. “The Trump administration needs to root out the embedded leftists who are responsible for this one-sided propaganda report that is even less credible than Al Gore.”

“The left has already politicized the science, and President Trump has every right to populate the executive branch agencies that produced this report with climate realists,” Taylor said.

Lehr and 18 reputable scientists wrote a 54-page critique of the Global Change Research Program’s 2017 report, which was similarly alarmist, according to Heartland.

The critique can be found here.

 

 

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    jan · 08:57 11/28/2018
    eastern australia has Thelongview.com.au as a farmers prediction, also long forecast from 2010 still going. Looking a the worst drought in 200 years, kangaroos dying since late january. Its all of NSW into queensland and victoria, i.e. themes food growing areas. Most of aus is desert or marginal. He knows about the sun, the chinese pollution cloud and all. Nothing to do with carbon dioxide, poor plants dont get enough, we would be healthier and heal better with a higher concentration. Finger tips have regenerated in a high carbon dioxide atmosphere according to Ray Peat.
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    Guy Aul · 19:18 11/27/2018
    We have climate change 4 times a year and the Farmers' Almanac can't get it right a year in advance. Computer models make me want to puke. Computer models can hardly get it right for the next day...geez! Computer models are only as good as the tainted data that is fed into the software. Maybe call Elon Musk and his AI for cars and see how that works out.

    The earth orbit changes, sunspot activity changes, pole shift, ocean currents, volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, how the planets line up around the sun, etc. These all have an effect on weather. Some of it is cyclical, not all, but the variance in same is not predictable over time. The only thing that's constant is change and as we know, common sense is uncommon.

    Guess what? I can guess that by next July (northern hemisphere), the temperature will be somewhere between 60 to 110 F degrees. That should be pretty close, but the range is huge. Makes a difference.

    By the way, when has the gooferment ever admitted they are wrong? Tell a lie often enough and people will start to believe it...the stupid ones.
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    painter · 19:07 11/27/2018
    https://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/Carboniferous_climate.html#anchor147264



    There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm -- about 18 times higher than today.

    The Carboniferous Period and the Ordovician Period were the only geological periods during the Paleozoic Era when global temperatures were as low as they are today. To the consternation of global warming proponents, the Late Ordovician Period was also an Ice Age while at the same time CO2 concentrations then were nearly 12 times higher than today-- 4400 ppm. According to greenhouse theory, Earth should have been exceedingly hot. Instead, global temperatures were no warmer than today. Clearly, other factors besides atmospheric carbon influence earth temperatures and global warming.
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    MR. TRUTH! · 18:39 11/27/2018
    I'LL BE RIGHT BACK, ... I've gotta go Shovel 10 inches of "Gullible Warming" out of my driveway!
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