Saturday, December 29, 2007
Reference: An inconvenient query: who'll pay the bill, Bangkok Post, December 29, 2007
The author of the article on global warming (An inconvenient query: who'll pay the bill, Bangkok Post, December 29, 2007) says that he felt a jolt of fear from what he describes as a scientific assessment contained in the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report on climate change. That jolt of fear was not accidental because the report to which he refers is not an unbiased scientific assessment of climate data but a carefully scripted instrument of fear written for the express purpose of jolting its readers with misrepresentations of the data, exaggerations, and even outright lies. The summer melt of the Arctic ice is not unprecedented, extreme weather events have not become more frequent or more severe, and atolls in the South Pacific are not sinking under rising sea levels. The IPCC's claim that Hurricane Katrina was caused by man-made global warming has been thoroughly discredited and their forecasts for more severe hurricane seasons in 2006 and 2007 have been proven wrong. They are merchants of fear and their method is the dissemination of convenient lies.