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#1    Caesar

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:08 PM

www.timesonline.co.uk said:

A LEADING British government scientist has warned the United Nations’ climate panel to tackle its blunders or lose all credibility.

Robert Watson, chief scientist at Defra, the environment ministry, who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002, was speaking after more potential inaccuracies emerged in the IPCC’s 2007 benchmark report on global warming.

The most important is a claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020, a remarkably short time for such a dramatic change.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:34 PM

View PostCaesar, on 08 February 2010 - 08:08 PM, said:

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Perhaps not.... but when editorial staff start making counter claims then I think I know which body I would tend to believe!!! Not Rocket Science.

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Speaking at the 2008 global climate talks in Poznan, Poland, Pachauri said: "In some countries of Africa, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by 50% by 2020." In a speech last July, Ban said: "Yields from rain-fed agriculture could fall by half in some African countries over the next 10 years."

Highlighting mine.

Any Aussie care to say why Climate Change is not happening - after all in Oz everything is peachy is it not? A Continent wide drought, unprecedented - nah, must be wrong.

Edited by keithisco, 08 February 2010 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:43 PM

http://en.wikipedia....ht_in_Australia

Droughts are certainly uncommon there.


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:13 PM

It is a reasonable claim made by a climate scientist from the potentially effected area. The fact that the IPCC used it as an authoritive source without peer review is however very unfortunate.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:12 AM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 08 February 2010 - 10:13 PM, said:

It is a reasonable claim made by a climate scientist from the potentially effected area. The fact that the IPCC used it as an authoritive source without peer review is however very unfortunate.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:27 AM

View Postkeithisco, on 08 February 2010 - 09:34 PM, said:


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Speaking at the 2008 global climate talks in Poznan, Poland, Pachauri said: "In some countries of Africa, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by 50% by 2020." In a speech last July, Ban said: "Yields from rain-fed agriculture could fall by half in some African countries over the next 10 years."



Any Aussie care to say why Climate Change is not happening - after all in Oz everything is peachy is it not? A Continent wide drought, unprecedented - nah, must be wrong.


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Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:54 PM

They're political, not scientific. Too many politicians don't think, they just act. Ignore the IPCC and find sources on both sides that have said, "IPCC, we disown you, dig a hole and die."





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