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Old 01-02-2019, 11:51 AM   #4366 (permalink)
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UN IPCC reports

Something mentioned by one of the authors of the reports:
It takes 6-years to put these reports together.
At some time within the process,there is a cut-off,after which no more new data can be submitted for inclusion in the report,otherwise there's just not enough time,nor human resources available to work it in before the publication deadline.
Which means that none of the reports actually include up-to-date information,especially when it concerns amplification events being witnessed by direct observation.
As a consequence,any policy decisions could only be based upon incomplete and obsolete data,under-reporting actual situations.
You may hear testimony from researchers that may appear to contradict values published in 'Reports',and this is the explanation for the disconnect.
Also,some reporting fails to mention caveats in IPCC prediction probabilities,containing potential 'surprises.'
The White House and Congress can be the greatest obstacle to climate action due to the economic implications which would impact a political base or constituents,and campaign donors.
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