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IS THE ADMINISTRATION’S POSITION ON GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTIFIC?

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BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION | www.powerlineblog.com

Across a broad range of issues, liberals ignore the relevant science. Perhaps global warming is foremost on this list. For an elegant, brief statement of why this is true, let’s turn to climate scientist Judith Curry. This is an excerpt from her observations on Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.”

Do you think Obama’s messaging about climate change is true to the science?

Well, the one thing you don’t hear President Obama mention is how much his proposed emissions reductions will reduce global warming. My recent Congressional testimony cited the following numbers for President Obama’s commitment to the UN: It has been estimated that the U.S. INDC of 28% emissions reduction by 2025 will prevent 0.03 degree C in warming by 2100. It has been estimated that the U.S. INDC of 80% emissions reduction by 2025 will prevent 0.11 degree C warming by 2100. And these estimates assume that climate model projections are correct; if the climate models are over sensitive to CO2, then amount of warming prevented will be even smaller.

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