Imagine “could” and “might” appear throughout the report.
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When the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was released last week, I noted that the widely-publicized executive summary provided to lawmakers was considerably more alarmist than the report itself. Actually, there are three layers of alarmism in this smelly little onion of hype, because global warming cultists and their media allies portray the executive summary as even more high-strung than it actually is. They also don’t like to mention how often speculative phrases like “could” and “might” appear throughout the report.
There’s some controversy over exactly how much the executive summary was “sexed up,” and who was responsible. One contributor to the IPCC project, Professor Richard Tol of Sussex University, refused to sign the final report because he was “uncomfortable” with how “the four horsemen of the Apocalypse” could be heard galloping through its executive summary. He’s now facing a smear campaign from the Church of Global Warming, coordinated by someone who isn’t even a climate scientist.