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UN Hiding Reports About Inaccurate Global Warming Numbers

  • Osvaldo Nunez , Design & Trend Contributor
  • Mar, 08, 2014, 08:13 AM
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According to a new report out of Europe, the United Nations does not want the public to know some new information about global warming.

Scientists have been reducing their estimates about how much global warming will affect us over the next 70 to 100 years if atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations continue to rise. The estimate is called "climate sensitivity". Readers of the updated UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change would be ignorant of this information however.

The IPCC's climate report in 2007 estimated that the earth would warm 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, but then after, they changed their estimations to only about 1.5 to 2 degrees increase.

"Good empirical evidence of both long-term warming and that over a seventy year period now imply very different expectations of future warming than do climate models - some 40% to 50% lower to 2081-2100," according to the study by UK climate scientist Nic Lewis and Dutch science writer Marcel Crok.

"This is almost certainly the most important finding of climate science in recent years, particularly since there are good reasons to doubt the reliability of climate model forecasts," the authors continue.

Last year, President Obama lowered the social cost of carbon from $21 to $37 per ton, before the he went public with his plans to cut U.S. emissions 17 percent by the year 2020.

"The shift to a cleaner energy economy won't happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way," Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union Address. "But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say, 'Yes, we did.'"

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