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I have been interested in whether climate alarmism is based on valid science for almost a decade, and have long held that it is not (see here and here). In the last few years the literature has blossomed with more and more serious damning studies from a climate alarmist viewpoint. Two weeks ago I outlined the nature of the costs being incurred to meet the desires of climate alarmists to reduce human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide.
It is becoming increasingly evident that increases in emissions of CO2 have had no significant effect on temperatures, and that assumptions made by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in related issues fail tests based on the scientific method and sophisticated econometric tests.
Skeptics - Aspects - UN - IPCC - Justification
Skeptics have questioned many aspects of the UN IPCC’s justification of climate alarmism. One of many problems is that the “science” has never really been reviewed by a truly independent official review group. In the case of the US, the responsibility for this lies with the US Environmental Protection Agency. They did issue an Endangerment Finding (EF) in 2009. But they admitted that they used the “science” from the IPCC rather than their own independent analysis, and chose not to have it reviewed by the Agency’s Science Advisory Board or by truly independent outside reviewers. The Trump Administration has not chosen to reevaluate the 2009 EF to date. This appears to be likely to be a very serious error since it gives an opening for the alarmists to argue that their alarmist “science” actually has some scientific validity. The left wing of the Democratic Party is already pushing for a much more radical “Green New Deal” while the Trump Administration cowers from even challenging either the IPCC “science” or the 2009 EPA EF.
There has always been considerable doubt whether the UN...
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