Sizing Up the Body of Evidence for Global Warming

In today’s IHT, climate scientist Dr. Ignatius Rigor accuses “climate skeptics” of taking “a few small pieces of the puzzle to debunk global warming, and ignore the whole picture” that has been reported last year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.

I recommend everybody to read the IPCC reports indeed.

They will thus discover that 96% of the reported changes (Working Group II) concern just the continent of Europe.

Actually, there are twice as many European changes incompatible with warming, than worldwide changes compatible with it.

Europe, by the way, occupies just 2% of the Earth’s surface.

The “whole picture” on global warming is unbelievably far from complete. Why don’t the IPCC and climate and environmental scientists push for a truly planet-wide assessment?

ps no, the results of a model cannot be used as “evidence”.