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Sea-level rise will be less than 3 inches (7 cm),
not 7 meters

By Lord Christopher Monckton
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12 May 07 – (Excerpts) “As a contributor to the IPCC’s 2007 report, I share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Yet I and many of my peers in the British House of Lords - through our hereditary element the most independent-minded of lawmakers - profoundly disagree on fundamental scientific grounds with both the IPCC and my co-laureate’s alarmist movie An Inconvenient Truth, which won this year’s Oscar for Best Sci-Fi Comedy Horror.

The IPCC has deliberately, persistently and prodigiously exaggerated

“Two detailed investigations by Committees of the House confirm that the IPCC has deliberately, persistently and prodigiously exaggerated not only the effect of greenhouse gases on temperature but also the environmental consequences of warmer weather.

“My contribution to the 2007 report illustrates the scientific problem. The report’s first table of figures - inserted by the IPCC’s bureaucrats after the scientists had finalized the draft, and without their consent - listed four contributions to sea-level rise. The bureaucrats had multiplied the effect of melting ice from the Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheets by 10.

“. ..The IPCC, on receiving my letter, quietly corrected, moved and relabeled the erroneous table, posting the new version on the internet and earning me my Nobel prize.

Sea-level rise will be 7 cm (less than 3 inches), not 7 meters

“The shore-dwellers of Bali need not fear for their homes. The IPCC now says the combined contribution of the two great ice-sheets to sea-level rise will be less than seven centimeters (less than three inches) after 100 years, not seven meters imminently, and that the Greenland ice sheet (which thickened by 50 cm between 1995 and 2005) might only melt after several millennia, probably by natural causes, just as it last did 850,000 years ago. Gore, mendaciously assisted by the IPCC bureaucracy, had exaggerated a hundredfold. (Italics added.)

        As we head into the next ice age, I expect sea levels to go down,
        not up. During the last ice age most of Canada was covered with
        ice up to two miles thick, and the oceans were 370 feet lower than
        today. That’s where the moisture came from to create those vast
        ice sheets – from the seas. I wouldn’t be surprised if sea levels
        aren’t already declining…but that it’s being covered up.

At the very heart of the IPCC’s calculations lurks an error more serious than any of these. . . The IPCC has exaggerated the CO2 effect 20-fold.

        Lest you missed that, Lord Monckton says “the IPCC has
        exaggerated the CO2 effect 20-fold.”

“Even if the Gore/IPCC exaggerations were true, which they are not, the economic cost of trying to mitigate climate change by trying to cut our emissions through carbon trading and other costly market interferences would far outweigh any possible climatic benefit.

The international community has galloped lemming-like over the cliff twice before.

“Twenty years ago the UN decided not to regard AIDS as a fatal infection. Carriers of the disease were not identified and isolated. Result: 25 million deaths in poor countries.

Thirty-five years ago the world decided to ban DDT, the only effective agent against malaria. Result: 40 million deaths in poor countries. The World Health Organization lifted the DDT ban on Sept. 15 last year. It now recommends the use of DDT to control malaria. Dr. Arata Kochi of the WHO said that politics could no longer be allowed to stand in the way of the science and the data. Amen to that.

“…Take courage! Do nothing, and save the world’s poor from yet another careless, UN-driven slaughter.”

See entire article, originally published under the title
"Dishonest Political Tampering with the Science on Global Warming"
http://www.heartland.org/policybot/results/22430/Dishonest_Political_Tampering_with_the_Science_on_Global_Warming.html
Thanks to Dr. Tim Ball for this link

  

 

 

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