- Gov. Inslee’s $1.17 per gallon carbon tax proposal for 2015
- Climate Science – IPCC report claim of scientific consensus? Who can the public trust?
“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level.”13
“Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely* due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations.”14
*IPCC defines ‘very likely’ as greater than 90 percent probability of occurrence.
Not all scientists: First of all, a fair number of the panel members are actually not scientists at all. They are environmental activists. That’s why many of the claims in the IPCC’s TAR4 (described as peer-reviewed science) turned out to be little more than quotes from NGO propaganda. There are also a lot of bureaucrats and civil servants involved in the project.