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Climate Misinformer: Matt Ridley

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"Like all the other errors in the IPCC report, including the infamous suggestion that all Himalayan glaciers would be gone by 2035 rather than 2350, this mistake exaggerates the potential warming. It is beyond coincidence that all these errors should be in the same direction. "
1 November 2011 (Source)

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

"And ocean heat content has decelerated, if not flattened, in the past decade."
1 November 2011 (Source)
The most recent ocean measurements show consistent warming.
"Remember Jim Hansen of NASA told us in 1988 to expect 2-4 degrees in 25 years. We are experiencing about one-tenth of that."
1 November 2011 (Source)

Jim Hansen had several possible scenarios; his mid-level scenario B was right.

"Since 1960 we have had roughly one-third of a doubling, so we must have had almost half of the greenhouse warming expected from a doubling – that’s elementary arithmetic, given that the curve is agreed to be logarithmic. Yet if you believe the surface thermometers* (the red and green lines), we have had about 0.6C of warming in that time, at the rate of less than 0.13C per decade – somewhat less if you believe the satellite thermometers (the blue and purple lines). So we are on track for 1.2C*. We are on the blue line, not the red line*."
1 November 2011 (Source)
This argument ignores the cooling effect of aerosols and the planet's thermal inertia.
"Tropical storm* intensity and frequency have gone down, not up, in the last 20 years. Your probability* of dying as a result of a drought, a flood or a storm is 98% lower globally than it was in the 1920s."
1 November 2011 (Source)
Extreme weather events are being made more frequent and worse by global warming.
"Greenland is losing ice at the rate of about 150 gigatonnes a year, which is 0.6% per century."
1 November 2011 (Source)
Greenland's ice loss is accelerating & will add metres of sea level rise in upcoming centuries.
"Sea level* is rising at the unthreatening rate about a foot per century and decelerating."
1 November 2011 (Source)

Global sea level data shows that sea level rise has been increasing since 1880 while future sea level rise predictions are based on physics, not statistics.

"It was warmer in the Middle ages* and medieval climate change in Greenland was much faster."
1 November 2011 (Source)
Globally averaged temperature now is higher than global temperature in medieval times.
"Ocean acidification looks suspiciously like a back-up plan by the environmental groups in case the climate fails to warm: another try at condemning fossil fuels."
1 May 2010 (Source)
The concentration of H3O+ acid ions in sea water has increased by 29% since the Industrial Revolution.
"The climate is going to have to get a move on if it is hit 3C this century. One-tenth of the century now over and no significant warming yet."
All the indicators show that global warming is still happening.

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