In case you missed it — it hasn’t exactly been making the mainstream media rounds — a new study published in the professionally recognized journal Nature punches a hole in the doom-and-gloom scenarios of “settled” climate change.
The study’s authors determined that the Earth apparently is less sensitive to changes in CO2 levels than previously estimated. “Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities,” said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter.
According to the researchers, if CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere doubled, global temps would increase no more than 3.4 degrees Celsius. The United Nations climate prognostications pegged the increase at 4.5 to possibly 6 degrees Celsius. At the very least, this study brings into question the worst-case United Nations’ climate-change predictions.
Based on higher-temperature estimations, the Obama administration in a 2015 EPA report projected that climate change would triple the hottest U.S. days, increase air and water pollution and cause tens of thousands of premature deaths by 2100, Investor’s Business Daily reports.
Of course, one study is hardly conclusive. And no one is suggesting a rollback in environmental safeguards. But the latest findings should at least draw a raised eyebrow to claims that, of late, have blamed the recent nationwide cold snap on man-made climate change.
Climate science is not as simple, or as settled, as the world’s loudest climate alarmists insist.
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