Comment on a report that has yet to be released? That is generally called a creation of fantasy since there is nothing to confirm the "draft" is actually being used or was actually a draft being considered.
Fence sitters it looks like the IPCC is walking it back a bit. Seem credibility is on their meager little minds of late. This will no doubt anger the Cultists.http://judithcurry.com/2014/03/30/ipcc- ... draft-spm/
The report may irritate politicians in poor countries who look to blame climate change caused by the rich world for the ills of their people and want to demand reparations. But it may also dismay those who want to cite other factors to “prove” that climate change is never to blame. The world is more complicated, the scientists who prepared the draft conclude. The lesson of their report is that climate change will be implicated in a vast array of global ills, but it will rarely be the sole cause.
The 2007 report was almost all about the impacts of climate change. Most of this report, and in particular most of the summary for policymakers, is about resilience and adaptation to inevitable climate change.
Could this be the beginning of the IPCC understanding the natural variability of climate?
Some nightmare scenarios are robustly defused. Past IPCC reports have warned that there might be as many as 50 million “climate refugees” around the world, who will flee drought, rising tides and spreading deserts. This report is set to dismiss that idea.
Dismissing doomsday scenarios? If this continues no doubt the Cultists will throw these people overboard too.
Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years.
But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a further “increased extinction risk for a substantial number of species during and beyond the 21st century” is to be expected. On the other hand, the IPCC admits that there is no evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct thus far.
Another huge back track from previous reports. The Cultist are not going to be happy with this. This means one and only one thing. Fund raising must be suffering as a result of past extremist reports.
If the leaked draft is reflected in the published report, it will constitute the formal moving on of the debate from the past, futile focus upon “mitigation” to a new debate about resilience and adaptation.
Translation. We're getting our ass kicked the way we have framed this debate. We must reframe the debate and try again.