Alarming predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise 6ft in the next century are wrong, it has emerged.So now that the IPCC is relegated to joke status, they have no credibility or authority, right? Guess again.
The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which would have seen cities around the world submerged by water, now looks ‘unlikely’.
A Met Office study also rules out the shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean’s conveyor belt, which would trigger Arctic winters in Britain like those seen in the film The Day After Tomorrow.
However, the report says the IPCC was right to warn of a sea level rise of up to 2ft by 2100, and that a 3ft rise could happen.Could happen. Not will, but could. I could also start dating Miss America tomorrow, but chances are slim.
The 2007 analysis was criticised last year after it was found to have wrongly claimed Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.One week of parties and sun just isn't enough for these blockheads.
The Met Office analysis comes as world ministers fly to Cancun, Mexico, for the second week of UN climate change talks. u