The chart below plots the deadliest floods in history (excluding two which were caused by structural failure.) They all occurred with CO2 well below Hansen’s safe level.
We know that hurricanes have declined, tornadoes have declined, floods have declined, and droughts have declined. That is why history has been redefined to start in the 1970s – around the time when Briffa’s trees went evil.
In an effort to move on from the embarrassing episode, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, has now announced that the latest statistics show the glaciers are melting, according to the limited amount of science available.
One three year study, funded by Sweden, found that of 10 glaciers measured in the region all are shrinking, with a marked acceleration in loss of ice between 2002 and 2005.
If the study was only three years long, how do we know how the glaciers fluctuated during the 4.6 billion years of Earth history preceding 2002?
What happened after 2005?