September 23, 2013 – New American
As the United Nations prepares to release its latest report on “climate change,” leaked documents obtained recently by the Associated Press show the Obama administration and other governments are pressuring the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cover up the fact that “global warming” essentially has been stopped for the last 16 years. The explosive revelations, already being described as “ClimateGate II” in the press, come amid a coordinated bid to revive the failing effort to adopt an international carbon regime in the coming years.
According to analysts, the leaked documents confirm once again that the global body’s alarmism about alleged “man-made global warming” is really a political ploy, rather than an issue of “science.” As The New American reported last week, with the ongoing UN climate deception once again re-emerging in the global media, experts and scientists are lashing out at what they see as the corruption of science — a dangerous trend for humanity. The latest revelations only add further weight to the concerns.
Drafts of the upcoming UN IPCC report leaked to sympathetic “journalists” ahead of the official release tried to dance around an inconvenient truth that has been plaguing alarmists in the climate debate for quite some time — for the last decade and a half, the Earth has not been warming. The planetary entity’s supposed “scientists” and computer models had all been frantically warning of “catastrophic” temperature increases as carbon dioxide levels continued to rise. When it did not happen, however, the UN and its allies in the media and national governments were left with egg on their faces, to put it mildly.
Instead of admitting the major blunder or outright deception, the UN doubled down, claiming to now be more confident than ever that human emissions of CO2 were to blame for “climate change” — 95 percent sure, to be precise. UN IPCC “experts,” though, struggled hard to come up with a credible excuse for a lack of warming, leaked draft reports show. Everything from volcanic ash and declining sun activity to natural variability and heat supposedly being trapped somewhere in the deep oceans was implausibly cited to explain away the lack of warming in defiance of all the predictions.
For national governments, though, that was not enough, the leaked documents obtained by the AP revealed. In comments to the UN IPCC, several governments “objected” to how the lack of warming was addressed. German authorities, for example, called for the reference to the global-warming “slowdown,” as the UN puts it, to be deleted from the report entirely. Officials claimed that a timespan of 10 to 15 years was “misleading” because “climate change” is measured over “decades and centuries.”
The Obama administration, meanwhile, which is trying to bypass Congress by lawlessly imposing global-warming decrees on the American people, while waging a witch-hunt on “climate deniers,” also had some comments for the UN. According to the documents obtained by AP, the U.S. government called on the IPCC to include the so-called leading hypothesis — the notion that the lack of warming is linked to the heat supposedly being transferred to the depths of the oceans. Of course, the deeply controversial theory remains unproven by actual observation.
For Obama and his climate agenda, the UN’s dubious upcoming report could prove critical on several fronts. Last week, the EPA, following the president’s demands, announced executive decrees regulating carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants as supposed “pollution.” CO2, of course, is a gas that is exhaled by every human being on the planet and is fundamental to plant life. Man’s emissions of the “pollution,” meanwhile, make up just a fraction of one percent of the greenhouse gases naturally present in the atmosphere. So, it is hardly a surprise that the administration would call on the IPCC to come up with some sort of public explanation.
The Obama administration and political authorities from Germany were hardly alone, though. According to the AP, the Belgian government complained about using the year 1998 because temperatures either remained the same or went lower after that year. Using another year as a starting point could help create a more “upward-pointing curve,” authorities in Belgium said, thereby making it easier for governments to claim that carbon taxes and draconian global regulatory regimes are needed to stave off “climate change.”
Finally, the government of Hungary also expressed concerns that the IPCC report would “provide ammunition for skeptics,” the AP reported without elaborating. In other words, political forces seeking bigger and more centralized government at all levels have been prodding the UN “climate” entity to crank up the alarmism another notch while essentially ignoring or at least downplaying the 800-pound gorilla in the room: the lack of global warming in defiance of climate models and UN predictions. Indeed, more than a few prominent experts, citing the latest data and trends, are even suggesting the Earth may be entering an era of global cooling.