It was on September 27 that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered to massive media coverage an unsettling message: Climate change is real, humans are the main cause of it, and unless we stop the warming of the planet, in 50 years life as we know it will be no more.
A little more than a week before on Sept. 18 a dueling climate change report was issued (published by Chicago's Heartland Institute) by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science. climatechangereconsidered.org
Heartland's NIPCC report, in keeping with past precedent, was not accorded the same fanfare as received by the IPCC report upon its release. To the contrary, media attention for Heartland's NIPCC report was practically nonexistent as was observed at the Sept.18th press conference held by Heartland in Chicago to announce the release of its report.
As a skeptic of global warming, a welcome mat does not exist in Chicago for The Heartland Institute as its message goes against the accepted media message of the Tribune, etc., that global warming is man-made with CO2 as the main culprit.
The NIPCC report finds the human impact on climate is very small, and as a result, any warming that may be due to human greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be so small as to be invisible against a background of natural variability. The authors of the NIPCC study do not believe man-made global warming is a crisis, or that scientists know enough about how the climate works to make policy-relevant recommendations to the world’s government leaders.
Even if more adults do see through the hoax that is global warming, what about our youth? intellectualconservative.com/obamacore/
Are parents in the know up to countering the false propaganda being taught their children? And what about the many parents who have no idea or little interest in what their children are being taught in the public schools by way of the new Common Core curriculum.
Only time will tell, but the situation doesn't offer much hope.