The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a press release warning world leaders about the increase in “greenhouse” gases since the turn of the century despite global initiatives to cut CO2 emissions. From the press release:
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades…
“Climate policies in line with the two degrees Celsius goal need to aim for substantial emission reductions,” Edenhofer said. “There is a clear message from science: To avoid dangerous interference with the climate system, we need to move away from business as usual.”
Scenarios show that to have a likely chance of limiting the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius, means lowering global greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 70 percent compared with 2010 by mid-century, and to near-zero by the end of this century. Ambitious mitigation may even require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Scientific literature confirms that even less ambitious temperature goals would still require similar emissions reductions.
Conveniently left out of their report was the fact that we haven’t really experienced the warming that was predicted to occur due to such rising carbon emissions. That’s one of the reasons they had to change the term from global warming to climate change. So, instead of focusing on global temperature, they focus on things like tornados and hurricanes, as if those phenomena are something entirely unseen, and as if those things are on the rise.
If anything, the globe has been cooling, at least since January of 2005, according to data compiled by the blog Watts Up With That:
The 2013 Fifth Assessment Report backdated the IPCC’s predictions to January 2005. The interval of predictions, equivalent to 0.5[0.3, 0.7] Cº over 30 years or 1.67 [1.0, 2.33] Cº per century, is shown in orange.
By now, as a central estimate, there should have been 0.15 Cº global warming since January 2005, a rate equivalent to 0.5 Cº in 30 years, or 1.67 Cº per century, gathering pace rapidly after 2035 to reach 3.7 Cº over the full century.
However, the trend on the mean of the monthly RSS and UAH [University of Alabama in Huntsville] satellite lower-troposphere temperature anomalies is, if anything, falling, leading to an over-prediction by the IPCC of 0.17 Cº – a sixth of a Celsius degree – in the 111 months January 2005 to March 2014.
Based on the observable science, there isn’t a correlation between carbon dioxide and temperature, at least in the way liberals want there to be. If anything, the relationship is reversed. An increase in global temperature is followed by an increase in carbon dioxide.
If it were true that increases in carbon dioxide cause the earth to heat up, then these “record” emissions would have been accompanied by “record” temperature increases, and that hasn’t happened.