IPCC scientists say it’s ‘now or never’ to limit warming — but such powers don’t exist?

Posted: April 4, 2022 by oldbrew in alarmism, IPCC, predictions, Temperature
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Summertime [image credit: BBC]


What evidence is there that such powers do exist? An air of unreality is palpable here, with talk of extreme dangers and use of decimal point temperature statements while brushing aside all uncertainties. Endless alarmism creates fatigue, not the fear they crave.
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UN scientists have unveiled a plan that they believe can limit the root causes of dangerous climate change, says BBC News.

A key UN body says in a report that there must be “rapid, deep and immediate” cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Global emissions of CO2 would need to peak within three years to stave off the worst impacts.

Even then, the world would also need technology to suck CO2 from the skies by mid-century.

After a contentious approval session where scientists and government officials went through the report line by line, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published its guidance on what the world can do to avoid an extremely dangerous future.

First, the bad news – even if all the policies to cut carbon that governments had put in place by the end of 2020 were fully implemented, the world will still warm by 3.2C this century.

This finding has drawn the ire of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

“Some government and business leaders are saying one thing – but doing another. Simply put, they are lying. And the results will be catastrophic.”

That sort of temperature rise would see our planet hit by “unprecedented heatwaves, terrifying storms, and widespread water shortages.”

To avoid that fate, the world must keep the rise in temperatures at or under 1.5C this century, say researchers.

The good news is that this latest IPCC summary shows that it can be done, in what Mr Guterres calls a “viable and financially sound manner.”

But keeping temperatures down will require massive changes to energy production, industry, transport, our consumption patterns and the way we treat nature.

To stay under 1.5C according to the IPCC means that carbon emissions from everything that we do, buy, use or eat must peak by 2025, and tumble rapidly after that, reaching net-zero by the middle of this century.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    At the end of the BBC story:

    “The idea of quick emissions reductions and large negative emissions technologies are a concern,” said Prof Arthur Petersen, from UCL, who was an observer in the approval session.

    “There are a lot of pipe dreams in this report.”

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  3. johnbuk says:

    We’re doomed I say, we’re doomed. Its worse than we thought.

  4. JB says:

    “UN scientists have unveiled a plan that they believe can limit the root causes of dangerous climate change”
    Well, they’re impostors, poseurs, aka politicians frocked in white lab coats to appear like scientists.

    They’ve been beating this immediate-catastrophe-drum since I began perusing the Weekly Reader at age 6. It takes a certain delimited cognition to repeatedly hang onto false alarms. Religious dogma has this main feature.

  5. ivan says:

    It would be very nice if we had a little of the warming the globalists of the UN Church of Scientology seem to fear. Outside temp hasn’t reached much above 10 C in the last couple of weeks – this is supposed to be spring time when the place gets warmer.

    The, so called, scientists of the IPCC should get out in the real weather and take and record temperatures. They might see why most thinking people dont believe their stupid utterings.

  6. Gamecock says:

    ‘A key UN body says in a report that there must be “rapid, deep and immediate” cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.’

    Great! Get China, Russia, India and Brazil on board, then get back to us.

    We won’t be holding our emissions til then.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Ninety Months (and Counting) of No Warming – and Now Small Signs of Cooling

    ‘Two months ago, the seven-year satellite record was still showing a tiny warming trend with the Net Zero 1.5°C target achievable in 400 years’ time. Alas, for Thermogeddonites everywhere, even that small consolation is no longer available.’

    https://dailysceptic.org/2022/04/04/ninety-months-and-counting-of-no-warming-and-now-small-signs-of-cooling/

  8. oldbrew says:

    MARCH 10, 2022
    Study finds that past global photosynthesis reacted quickly to more carbon in the air
    by University of Copenhagen

    Ice cores allow climate researchers to look 800,000 years back in time. New research indicates that atmospheric carbon acts as fertilizer, increasing biological production. The mechanism removes carbon from the air and thereby slows the acceleration in global warming.

    https://phys.org/news/2022-03-global-photosynthesis-reacted-quickly-carbon.html
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    Aka the carbon cycle. But ‘slows the acceleration in global warming’ assumes CO2 is causing warming, which would undermine the carbon cycle, so they are getting seriously mixed up – or churning out climate propaganda.

  9. Paul Vaughan says:

    We used to have an interesting climate discussion, but (yawn)….
    Canada to invest $2B on mineral strategy for EV battery supply chain
    maybe important but scores negative (below absolute zero) on the “interesting” scale

    inexcusably toxic of politicians to mix the 2 topics

  10. Johna says:

    Propaganda but to do what, cause and extinction event by reducing atmospheric CO2 below 180 ppm? Joseph Postma (like many more scientists) who have proved the IPCC wrong with his spherical earth model which represents a true to reality outcome of temperature than what the IPCC’s flat earth models shows, has also lost his job and is naturally very angry. The fact is the IPCC are scared to talk about what they do and keep perpetuating their FE model GIGO i.e. massive over estimates of derived future temperatures which the UN is using to scare the public (the political link). Ice core data is a good T v CO2 datum showing categorically that CO2 follows temperature, i.e. there is no reverse correlation whatsoever. Modern satellite measurements also show that CO2 lags temperature and that anthropogenic CO2 (intrinsic – its part of Earth energy budget/balance) forms around 0.003 % of the 0.04% CO2 content of all atmospheric gases. I.E. the largest CO2 contribution is outgassing from the oceans and land which is a function of the energy radiated from the Sun.
    The Younger Dryas also proves that CO2 did not and could not cause the massive swing of the last transition to the interglacial, and you never hear the IPCC contesting this, nor the planetary cyclic influences that they agree causes the in/out ice ages. So that only leaves them with a very tenuous argument in trying to plicate anthropogenic CO2 that somehow regulates Earths temperature. I agree that until the IPCC explains their FE models and runs this with the spherical earth models and discusses these massive differences on the BBC then what political scare coming out the UN must be thrown back at them as being complete and utter garbage

  11. oldbrew says:

    Net zero is one Big Thing Boris has got wrong

    Favouring expensive and unreliable energy over pragmatic alternatives is impoverishment in the name of idealism

    CHARLES MOORE
    5 April 2022

    On Thursday, he is expected to announce his much-contested energy strategy. Unfortunately, he is being told that the Big Thing to get right in energy is the climate change ‘‘emergency’’, and the attainment of net zero by 2050. He must therefore, they go on, renew renewables. These will address the acute problem of energy security in the process, they say, since their energy is domestic.

    This is back to front.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/04/05/net-zero-one-big-thing-boris-has-got-wrong/

  12. oldbrew says:

    France experiences coldest April night since 1947

    The French weather forecaster Météo France recorded temperatures of -9C on Sunday night, the coldest April night on record since 1947.

    Published: 4 April 2022

    Overnight frosts were seen across almost all of the France, with the exception of the Paris area and the northern and Mediterranean coasts, with the coldest temperatures recorded in the Champagne area.

    While Champagne went down to -9C parts of the south west also recorded temperatures of -5C, leaving wine producers very worried about frost damage to their vines.

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20220404/france-experiences-coldest-april-night-since-1947/
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    French power grid operator calls on users to cut energy consumption on Monday

    French power grid operator RTE said there could be a ‘tense’ situation between the supply of power and user demand for electricity in France on Monday as a result of the colder temperatures currently affecting much of Europe.

    Published: 2 April 2022

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20220402/french-power-grid-operator-calls-on-users-to-cut-energy-consumption-on-monday/

  13. Paul Vaughan says:

    MSM claim: EV “will cause” longrun savings.
    dealer says 10-year-old EV “isn’t worth anything” …and costs more new

    absolutely and totally boring topic to discuss even if important

  14. Paul Vaughan says:

    did the math
    those who drive very little will lose a lot of money with EV even if gas price goes up many-fold
    as an ecologist I worry about battery waste; transit’s useless; population reduction would be nice

  15. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Call me when we have hippos in the Thames, like the Neanderthals did.

  16. stpaulchuck says:

    ” the world will still warm by 3.2C this century” based on failed computer models that have NEVER been right. Here’s some of their BS predictions:

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    LIST OF DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS THE CLIMATE ALARMIST GOT WRONG
    [from Breitbart.com]
    1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
    1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
    1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
    1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
    1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
    1970: Ice Age By 2000
    1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
    1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
    1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
    1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
    1970s: Killer Bees!
    1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
    1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
    1972: New Ice Age By 2070
    1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
    1974: Another Ice Age?
    1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
    1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
    1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
    1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
    1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
    1980: Peak Oil In 2000
    1996: Peak Oil in 2020
    1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
    1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
    1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
    1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
    1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
    2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
    2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
    2002: Peak Oil in 2010
    2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
    2005: Manhattan Underwater by 2015
    2006: Super Hurricanes!
    2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
    2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
    2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
    2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
    2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
    2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
    2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’

  17. oldbrew says:

  18. Scott says:

    It may be quicker to just find a cure for leftism. Note: I didn’t say easier.

  19. oldbrew says:

    Not looking fearsome…

    Why Blaming Recent Warming on Humans is Largely a Matter of Faith
    March 3rd, 2022 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

    I repeat: NONE of the natural, global-average energy flows in the climate system are known to better than about 5-10 Watts per sq. meter…compared to the ocean warming-based imbalance of 1 Watt per sq. meter.

    What this means is that recent warming could be mostly natural…and we would never know it.

    https://www.drroyspencer.com/2022/03/why-recent-warming-blamed-on-humans-is-largely-a-matter-of-faith/

  20. oldbrew says:

    Climate fatigue…

    Dire U.N. climate report garners only 16 minutes of coverage across all cable and broadcast TV news
    5 April 22

    https://www.mediamatters.org/abc-world-news-tonight/dire-un-climate-report-garners-only-16-minutes-coverage-across-all-cable-and

  21. Gamecock says:

    I wish Dr Spencer would add atmospheric concentration of CO2 from 1979 to 2022 to the graph as well. The lack of correlation would jump out at the viewer.

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