Gallery: Leaked IPCC Report Used by Critics to Claim Global Warming Is ...


On Thursday, a writer named Alec Rawls posted a leaked draft version of a portion of the upcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and claimed that the report acknowledges “strong evidence for enhanced solar forcing.” He claimed that the IPCC’s admission “changes everything” and that “climate alarmists can’t continue to claim that warming was almost entirely due to human activity over a period when solar warming effects, now acknowledged to be important, were at a maximum.” Rawls’s comments are based on brief excerpts in AR5 that mention a hypothetical connection between galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) and some aspects of climate.

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  1. Russe February 21, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Attempts at a rebuttal of Alec Rawls game changing leaked IPCC draft report focus entirely on denouncing GCR’s as an amplifying mechanism completely ignoring his words “such as” suggesting GCR’s as only one of many possible amplification mechanisms on solar irradience.

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