The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by the end of the century, and the majority of the world’s electricity can and should be produced by low-carbon sources by 2050, according to a new report released Sunday by a United Nation’s panel.
Ever wonder where the billions of dollars from taxpayers worldwide end up? Keeping an out-dated, seemingly impecunious organization such as the IPCC greased and running forever. Even the titular chairman of the IPCC, who has NO background or education in climate science, says the IPCC is there to "re-establish what was known earlier on the basis of new research, new information."
Except it doesn't. Or can't. Or won't. In 1988, the IPCC had a laudable goal, but now it's in the racketeering business, an illicit organization sucking the cash out of governments too stupid to see they're being rooked. The IPCC looks at actual facts as noisome observations. All the while the suet along its appendages grows bloated and less relevant in the face of what is actually observed. Its reports are nothing more than the product of computer models, and the word-wrangling tongue-twisters of lazy bureaucrats who perambulate the Arctic circle with hair dryers in hand. From the CSM:
Next year, the IPCC is set to make a decision on its future and even the panel itself is asking whether it makes sense to embark on another mammoth climate report, which would be its sixth since 1988.
Dr Mojib LatifAddressing the fact that satellite datasets show the average global temperature has not warmed in more than 18 years, Dr. Mojib Latif of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences and who is also a top scientist with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told Bavarian Radio:
“That does not surprise climate scientists like me at all, as for us this is completely normal,” “When one takes a look at the development since 1900, that is the last 110 years, then we see that it has not always gone up. Rather it has progressed in waves. This is why it is necessary to look at long time periods.”
It is encouraging that Dr. Latif now acknowledges what more and more scientists are coming to understand. There is no connection between human activity and global climate change, either warming or cooling. It's all part of perfectly natural climate cycles that are confirmed by historical and geological records. Current long term gradual warming is viewed by most scientists as the continuing rebound from Little Ice Age cooling which followed Medieval Warm Period warming.
Since 1973, coal consumption has grown faster than any other form of energy. Growth in coal consumption has been critical in providing electricity access in developing countries. Based on the results of three different estimates, this paper finds that between 1990 and 2010, about 830 million people—the vast majority in developing countries—gained access to electricity due to coal-fired generation. Coal-fired-generation capacity continues to grow in wealthy countries, too. For electricity production, no other energy source can currently match the black fuel when it comes to cost, scale, and reliability. In all, more than 500 gigawatts of new coal-fired capacity will likely be built worldwide by 2040. --Robert Bryce, Manhattan Institute, October 2014