A shock report from an NGO warns that temperatures will rise 2.4 degrees Celsius within nine years.
The Universal Ecological Fund has issued a report which foresees apolcalyptic consequences if the recommendations on cutting carbon emissions aren’t met. As the Economic Times of India reports:
WASHINGTON: The Earth will be 2.4 degree Celsius warmer by 2020 if the world continues with the business-as-usual approach to climate change and India would be one of the hardest hit countries witnessing upto 30 per cent reduction in crop yields, a new study has claimed.
The rising temperatures will adversely affect the world’s food production and India would be the hardest hit, according to the analysis by the Universal Ecological Fund (FEU-US), the US subsidiary of FEU founded in Argentina in 1990.
The report titled ‘The Food Gap — The Impacts of Climate Change on Food Production: A 2020 Perspective’ predicted that crop yield in India, the second largest world producer of rice and wheat, would fall up to 30 per cent by the end of this decade
Economic Times [India]. By 2020, World to be 2.4c Warmer, India to Be Hardest Hit.
As most people will be aware, these claims are wildly alarmist, and fall far outside even the warnings issued by the IPCC. So who is the Universal Ecological Fund relying on for its information?
Step forward Dr Osvaldo Canziani, former co-chair of working group II of the IPCC, and now the “scientific advisor” to the FEU, parent body of the Universal Ecological Fund. India’s Navhind Times quotes both Dr Canziani, and Ms Lilana Hisas, the executive director of FEU-US:
“The evidence that man-made greenhouse gases would cause the temperature of the planet to rise has been available for almost two decades. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Fourth Assessment Report (2007) has concluded that, unequivocally, the Earth’s warming is anthropogenic (man-made),” said FEU scientific adviser, Dr Osvaldo Canziani, the former co-chair of working group II of the IPCC.
The analysis and data utilised to produce the report is based on key documents already published by the IPCC and other UN agencies.
“The key to our report was to analyse, synthesise and update published documents and data from disparate sources and present it in an accessible way,” Ms Liliana Hisas, executive director of FEU-US and author of the report, said.
“The analysis is based on the conclusions of the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Our other guiding principles were using the business-as-usual path the world is currently following, and assess the impacts of climate change with a short-term target of one decade.”
The Navhind Times. Global Warming May Bring Indian Crop Yield Down 30%: Study.
Now hold on, because this is where the story gets really weird.
As the story got picked up by the News Wires and started to spread, the warmists went into damage limitation. They realised that this would be yet another disaster for them, making them look even more ridiculous. The Guardian reported that:
climate scientists said it appeared Hisas had overlooked the influence exerted by the oceans, which absorb heat, thus delaying the effects of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.
So, the Universal Ecological Fund issued a correction and the former IPCC disassociated himself from his own report, right? Wrong, they’re sticking to their story:
Hisas, for her part, said her findings had been endorsed by an Argentine scientist, Osvaldo Canziani, who had worked on the IPCC’s fourth assessment report on the state of climate science, and was credited as an adviser to the UEF.
She said the UEF did not intend to withdraw the report. “We are just going to go ahead with it. I don’t have a choice now,” she said. “The scientist I have been working with checked everything and according to him it’s not wrong.”
This is just amazing. The global warming movement seems to be imploding and faction-fighting has now broken out amongst them as the ship goes down.
The story has now been dropped by the press service which supposedly first publicized it. See Nofrakkingconsensus for more.