“Get ready for more dangerous and ‘unprecedented extreme weather’ caused by global warming,” warns science writer Seth Borenstein, discussing the special report on global warming and extreme weather issued late last week by “the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC).”
“Nobel-Prize-winning,” no less.
Well, yes, after all, the IPCC did share the Nobel Prize with that pre-eminent climate scientist Al Gore.
I think more appropriate initials would be IPCCC – Irresponsible Climate-Cooling Cover-up.
“These experts fear that without preparedness, crazy weather extremes may overwhelm some locations, making some places unlivable,” says Borenstein, who I don’t think could recognize global cooling even if he were encased in a glacier.
Heat waves “will become hotter and happen once every five years by mid-century and every other year by the end of the century,” Borenstein quotes the panel as saying. In some places “they will likely become yearly bakings.”
Very heavy rainstorms will happen far more frequently, three times, even four times more often than now, the report said.
No mention of heavy snowfall, such as the record-breaking snowstorms three weeks ago from Maryland to Maine.
Scientists can now attribute the increase in many of these types of extreme weather events to global warming with increased confidence, said study author Thomas Stocker at the University of Bern.
The report said it is “virtually certain” that heat waves are getting worse, longer and hotter, while cold spells are easing.
The 29-page summary of the full report “says that extremes could get so bad at some point that some regions may need to be abandoned.”
“Even in some developed northern regions of the world, such as Canada, Russia and Greenland, cities might need to move because of weather extremes and sea level rise from man-made warming, said one of the study’s lead authors, Maarten van Aalst, director of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre in the Netherlands.
“In places like van Aalst’s native Netherlands, citizens will have to learn how to handle new weather problems, in this case heat waves.”
“Such extremes are more likely in a future dominated by global warming.”
Hmmm. No mention of the record snowpack across the western United States this past season.
And no mention of the fact that sea levels are now falling.
Oh, you didn’t know that?
Yes, according to Envisat, the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built, sea levels are falling, not rising.
And why would sea levels be falling? Because that moisture is being locked up on land as snow and ice.
It will be interesting to see how the IPCC spins the coming plunging temperatures and massive snowstorms.
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