Uncommonly known climate facts from an Obama scientist and the WaPo

Washington PostSo here are a few climate facts that Kerry failed to mention in his testimony, marshaled by one of the Obama administration’s top scientists, Steven E. Koonin. All are based on official assessments published by the U.S. government or United Nations:
“The warmest temperatures in the U.S. have not risen in the past fifty years,” Koonin writes, according to the U.S. government’s Climate Science Special Report.
“Humans have had no detectable impact on hurricanes over the past century,” according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
“Since the middle of the twentieth century, the number of significant tornadoes hasn’t changed much at all, but the strongest storms have become less frequent,” according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data (NOAA).
“The rate of global sea-level rise 70 years ago was as large as what we observe today,” according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Instead of droughts, “the past fifty years have been slightly wetter than average” in the United States, according to NOAA figures.
Rather than famine, “in the fifty years from 1961 to 2011, global yields of wheat, rice, and maize … each more than doubled,” according to the IPCC.
“The net economic impact of human-induced climate change will be minimal through at least the end of this century.”

I would go substantially further than the above. Most of the climate crisis claims have been based on climate data in which the entire warming signal was due to either erroneous or outright faked data. But for people who are reluctant to accept reality, the source sometimes matters. And the sources here are the left.

It's time for the left to give up on climate change. They were wrong. They know it.

This entry was published Thu Jun 03 23:53:19 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-06-03 23:53:19.0. [Tweet]

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