Exaggerations about climate change – UK Telegraph

The Telegraph in the United Kingdom has published the following article concerning fraudulent claims concerning climate change. As Europe is forced to acknowledge the failures of their “green revolution”, let us hope that our media and administration will also be forced to admit their hypocrisy in light of the Solyndra scandal.

David DeGerolamo

Scientists claim that the new Times Atlas has got it wrong on the melting of the Greenland icesheet. What other exaggerations have been made about climate change?

The Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made the assertion in   2007, saying it was based on detailed research into the impact of global   warming.

The panel was forced to retract the statement in 2010 after it was questioned   by other scientists.

The North Pole could be ‘completely ice free by 2014

During   a speech to the Copenhagen climate change conference in 2009, Al Gore   claimed there was research showing there is a 75 per cent chance that the   entire polar ice cap during some of summer months could be completely ice   free within five to seven years.

But Dr Wieslav Maslowski,  of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey,   California, the climatologist whose work the prediction was based on, said   he was clear that he never expected the area to be completely ice free.

He added: “I was very explicit that we were talking about near-ice-free   conditions and not completely ice-free conditions in the northern ocean.”

Half of the Netherlands is below sea level

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency accepted responsibility for a   mistake in an  IPCC report  where it was claimed 55 per cent of the   Netherlands is below sea level. In fact only only 26 per cent is. The report   should have said 55 per cent is prone to flooding, including river flooding.

250 million Africans are at risk of severe water shortages in the next 10   years

The review of the 2007 IPPC report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment   Agency also said there was a mistake on the effect of water scarcity. The   IPCC said global warming will put 75 million to 250 million Africans at risk   of severe water shortages in the next 10 years, but a recalculation showed   that range should be 90 million to 220 million, the agency said.


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