Jo Nova reports on the latest report of the NIPCC – the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. In brief “the net effect of continued warming and rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere is most likely to be beneficial to humans, plants, and wildlife.”
From the Executive Summary.
- The models overestimate the warming, don’t include chemical and biological process that may be as important as the physical ones.
- Plants like CO2, grow faster and the green biomass of the Earth tends to counteract the warming effects of CO2.
- New evidence shows the Medieval Warm Period was real, global and warmer than the present, while CO2 was 28% lower.
- The ice is not melting as much as people expected; the seas are not accelerating; there’s no change in rain or river flows that you can blame CO2 on.
- Life on Earth likes warmth. Amphibians, birds, butterflies, other insects, lizards, mammals, and even worms do better with a bit of global warming.
- Warmth and CO2 increases crops and global food. It’s good for hungry people.
- The latest research shows corals and marine life can adapt to climate change and flourish.
- Warming improves human health. It reduces winter deaths more than it increases summer ones.
- Even in the worst scenarios, mankind will be much better off in the year 2100 than it is today, and therefore able to adapt to whatever challenges climate change presents.