Posted by: Grant | December 21, 2012

IPCC Leak In Washington – Times, Forbes, The Telegraph, IBD etc

WUWT
Climate sensitivity low, alarmist sensitivity high
Posted on December 20, 2012
by Anthony Watts
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/12/20/climate-sensitivity-low-alarmist-sensitivity-high/#more-76034
Reactions are coming in worldwide worldwide to figureipcc-delegation-nobel-peace2 1.4 of the IPCC AR4 draft report. and the revelation that climate sensitivity is lower by aerosol analysis than the IPCC officially projects. Hotheads are blowing gaskets because the hot air just went out of their cause. William Connolley (with an e) gets the “blown head gasket award” for this round, see below.
First some op-eds:

Washington Times:  EDITORIAL: Chilling climate-change news
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/18/chilling-climate-change-news/

New leak shows predictions of planetary warming have been overstated.

Forbes: Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: The UN’s Global Warming Forecasts Are Performing Very, Very Badly
http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmichaels/2012/12/18/the-uns-global-warming-forecasts-are-performing-very-very-badly/

Investors Business Daily: Climate Change Draft Undermines U.N.’s Claims
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/121912-637709-ipcc-report-draft-bomshell-contradicts-speculation.htm

PowerLine: Climate Alarmism: The Beginning of the End?
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/12/climate-alarmism-the-beginning-of-the-end.php

Climate scientist Richard Betts thanks Nic Lewis for “constructive contribution” to climate sensitivity debate. http://t.co/TU02i5rf

http://twitter.com/mattwridley/status/281706335320555521

Media Matters: WSJ’s Climate “Dynamite” Is A Dud (citing the duds dudes at “Skeptical Science”)
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/20/wsjs-climate-dynamite-is-a-dud/191923

The Telegraph, Delingpole: Global Warming? Not a snowball’s chance in hell
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100194951/global-warming-not-a-snowballs-chance-in-hell/

Climate Sensitivity, in relation to carbon dioxide, is simply how much the Earth will warm for a doubling of concentration of the gas in the atmosphere. Or how much our adding “carbon” to the air is actually going to raise the temperature.

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