To the nutjobs, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, is dedicated to spreading fear and panic on the strength of unsubstantiated claims that man is changing the world's climate.
To the nutjobs.
Floods in China, Texas and Britain - vanishing polar ice - receding glaciers - drought and desertification - what once were considered rare anomalies are today commonplace. Did you ever notice how the IPCC reports are regularly overtaken by events almost as soon as they're released? Why do you think that is?
Here's the answer. The IPCC doesn't overstate in its forecasts and predictions. It understates. The IPCC reports are consensus based and they reflect the powerful lobbying efforts of countries such as the United States, China and India demanding that they be understated. That's why they've consistently underestimated the severity and timing of climate change events that have followed.
Now we have a Canadian study that proves what has been predicted all along - that global warming and greenhouse gas emissions are altering global rainfall distribution patterns. The lucky ones - us - are going to receive more rainfall overall, even at the price of massive flood events. The unlucky ones - them - are already seeing their homelands turn uninhabitable by drought, groundwater exhaustion and desertification. This is another reality the IPCC did not overstate.
The impacts of global warming are coming on faster and stronger than what we'd been warned to expect. There's no short-term answer for this problem. The answers are painfully long-term, multi-generational. The longer we put off accepting our responsibility for what we've created, the worse it's going to be for those who will inherit this world from us.
The time for putting up with the nutjobs is over.
It's time to fight back. Sure other nations are dragging their heels but that's no excuse not to accept our responsibility.