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Thread #154173   Message #3673990
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
02-Nov-14 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Climate Change Again - New Report
Subject: RE: BS: Climate Change Again - New Report
""2 November 2014 Citing "clear and growing" human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued today has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.""
Lovely quote, and it does represent accurately the linked report.

However, read it carefully:
a United Nations report issued today has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems
The "get out clause" in that quote is "will increase the likelihood of".
If there was any degree of certainty in the "scientific method" being used, it could state that "a United Nations report issued today has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will cause severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems"

Many declarations can be better understood by looking at what they are careful to avoid saying.