Mark Steyn’s Epic Rant: IPCC Confesses No Global Warming for 15 Years

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Mark Steyn subbed for Rush on Monday and unloaded an epic rant ahead of the UN’s 10-day “Climate Week” in light of the IPCC’s admission that there has been no global warming since 1998.

Steyn cites the LA Times‘ “Global warming ‘hiatus’ puts climate change scientists on the spot,” and this is the key finding:

IPCC vice chair Francis Zwiers, director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria in Canada, co-wrote a paper published in this month’s Nature Climate Change that said climate models had “significantly” overestimated global warming over the last 20 years — and especially for the last 15 years, which coincides with the onset of the hiatus.

The models had predicted that the average global surface temperature would increase by 0.21 of a degree Celsius over this period, but they turned out to be off by a factor of four, Zwiers and his colleagues wrote. In reality, the average temperature has edged up only 0.05 of a degree Celsius over that time — which in a statistical sense is not significantly different from zero.

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There have actually been multiple admissions about the temperature ‘hiatus’ on the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

Mark Steyn rips the IPCC and Michael Mann of the infamous hockey stick and Climategate in trademark fashion. Enjoy with a frosty mug…

A special thank you to Steynonline.

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