China Refutes Economic Forecasts Of IPCC Third Report

30 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>China Refutes Economic Forecasts Of IPCC Third Report</h1><p>April 30 (EIRNS) - The third week-long meeting of the International Panel on CLimate Change (IPCC) opened today in Bangkok, Thailand, with mounting controversy and critiques of the "consensus" reports to be presented. China, in particular (with support from the US on this one) has refuted the claim that limiting man-made greenhouse emissions such that a 2-degree-C ceiling on temperature could be maintained at a cost of "only" 3% of world GDP over two decades. China said this claim is based on sparse research.</p><p>Meanwhile, the head of the IPCC, Rajenda Pachauri, refuted the reports in press accounts this past week that the IPCC would make a call for nuclear power as a way to reduce greenhouse gasses. "I don't know where newspapers have picked that up," he told the Bangkok Post." We never say let's go nuclear, go coal or, go natural gas. That's not the work of the IPCC," Mr Pachauri said. We just say "drop dead," he should have added.</p></div></body>