In the Narooma News published December 19, Professor Matt England Deputy Director of the University of NSW’s School of Climate Change, claimed: “The world is warming at a rate that is consistent with forecasts made by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 22 years ago.”
He went further: “Anybody out there lying that the IPCC projects are overstatements or that the observations haven’t kept pace with the projections is completely off line...the analysis is very clear the IPCC projections are coming true.”
Professor England is manifestly wrong. This is revealed in Figure 1.4 from the Second Order Draft of the IPCC’s draft Fifth Report. The IPCC predicted 1990 to 2012 global warming is excessively high by a factor of two to five, placing it in an alarmism category.
Should not ordinary people and students in particular, expect to be able to place trust in the public statements of people presenting themselves as experts?
Should not a nascent climate science rely on the application of reason and the open-minded study of empirical evidence before making deceitful claims?
I have asked Professor England to publicly apologise.