Dr. Philip Lloyd, former lead author at the UN’s IPCC, has done an about-face and now claims that whatever warming we’ve experienced during the last century is due to natural variability.
The United Nations’ IPCC claims there’s been 0.85 degrees Celsius of warming since the late 1800s, and concludes that most of this warming is due to human activities– mainly, the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use. The IPCC says that “more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010” have been caused by human activity.
If Lloyd’s results hold, the IPCC may have to revise how much warming it attributes to mankind. In any case, the IPCC’s estimate of man-made and natural warming (0.85 degrees) is still below the standard deviation for the last 8,000, according to Lloyd’s results. This means that warming is not very significant within the context of the Earth’s recent climate history
This will be considered heretical within the global warming religion because facts and science don’t matter to leftists. Rather than consider the data, Dr. Lloyd will instead become a hated man by climate change adherents. Global warming is exclusively a political tool employed by leftists as a means to have their anti-capitalist agenda enacted. Dr. Lloyd’s discovery of the truth will have no impact on them. But it is refreshing that he appears to have eschewed politics in favor of scientific facts.