Doubting global warming

With all due respect to Mr.Sambula regarding climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is biased on the subject. The IPCC reports are scientifically based, but political interference taints the results, especially in the policy recommendations section.

Because the IPCC was spawned by the UN to provide scientific evidence to support the Kyoto treaty, it can hardly be considered balanced science. Remember the IPCC is not a scientific organization, it is political.

Sea levels have increased 400 feet since the end of the last ice age and continue to do so, regardless of what amount of carbon dioxide that is created by human activity. 12,000 years ago, Grand Cayman was a high plateau, not an island barely above sea level. Cayman needs to be vigilant on gradual sea level rise, although the IPCC predictions for sea level rise have an enormous margin for error.

Every subsequent IPCC report has a far different 100-year prediction for sea level rise than the prior report; one has to wonder if they pick the number out of a hat.

Fact is the overwhelming, vast majority of glaciers and ice that existed at the end of the last ice age has melted already. The only significant year-round ice that exists on the planet is on Greenland and the Antarctic and they would both have to melt completely away for the absurd 20-foot higher sea level predictions of Al Gore to come true.

I suspect with average temperature in Antarctic at -31 Celsius, we have little to worry about.

Trevor Kidd

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