Your Free Guide on How to Interpret Climate Change Predictions
(written with the unaware “help” of Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner, Catherine Pearce)
“This report will show with unquestionable certainty that we are to blame for the last 50 years of warming”
Translation: “All the stuff we have been whinging about so far was not based on evidence strong enough. Sorry we didn’t tell you that before. Anyway, we are trying our luck again”.
“The recorded changes in our climate, which had been predicted to start many years from now are already upon us”
Translation: “Who needs them models anyway? Whatever they predict for the future, we’ll be able to find it right here and now, no matter the blatant contradiction”.
” – and with some bleak predictions to come.”
Translation: “Train yourself by scaring little children if you want to work for us”.
“We can no longer afford to ignore growing and compelling warnings from the world’s leading experts.”
Translation: “Years and years of work have so far come to nothing as they have been completely ignored by the real world. Once again, we are trying our luck , blissfully unaware of the possibility that there is something inherently wrong with our data, our interpretation of the data, and/or our whole way of trying to bring this forward by corralling scientists, cajoling people and burying dissent”.