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Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Given all the heat it has taken for its problematic prognostications, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) logically should be applying more science than speculation to its research. But that doesn't fit its global-warming agenda.

In its latest fallacious finding, IPCC declares, "Close to 80 percent of the world's energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies."

But to reach that 80 percent figure, IPCC's inquisitors tossed out not one, not two, but 163 different scenarios. And that's just the tip of this latest trash heap, according to Jim Lacey, a professor of strategic studies at the Marine Corps War College.

To make their model work, the "researchers" assumed that the world somehow will be using less energy come 2050, despite population projections of an additional 2 billion people, notes Mr. Lacey, writing for National Review Online. Oh, they won't need a watt of power, will they?

All this, from a report "written by Greenpeace activists in conjunction with a lobbying group for renewable energy. No real scientists or engineers were involved," Lacey says.

Not that the presumptive IPCC gives a hoot about methodology when the outcome is preordained.

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