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Friday, December 16, 2011

How the IPCC Reports Mislead the Public, Exaggerate the Negative Impacts of Climate Change and Ignore the Benefits of Economic Growth

From The Heritage Foundation and the Reason Foundation:






Natural Resources, Energy, Environment, & Science





How the IPCC Reports Mislead the Public, Exaggerate the Negative Impacts of Climate Change and Ignore the Benefits of Economic Growth



by Indur M. Goklany, Julian Morris



Reason Foundation



December 15, 2011



Policy Study





The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inconsistent in the way they assess impacts. They systematically overestimate the negative impact of global warming, while underestimating the positive impact; ignoring any adaptations and new technologies the poor will logically have adopted if the IPCC’s prediction of a doubled GDP per capita by 2100, is correct. Human well-being in all countries including poorer ones is likely to be advanced most effectively by sustained economic development and least by emission reductions. This approach would not only address all of the current problems that might get worse in the future but would also enable humanity to address more effectively any other future problems it encounters, whether climate-related or otherwise.





URL: reason.org/files/how_ipcc_misleads_on_climate_change_impacts.pdf

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