The report also notes that wildfires have decreased by 15 percent globally since 1950, that there has been little change in the rate of drought over the past several decades, and that heat waves and hurricanes have not increased.
“When we are unable to predict extreme weather events, and empirical evidence does not show that extreme weather events are increasing, why would some scientists/activists claim that extreme weather events are the product of human activity?” asks the report. “…What is the level of confidence that extreme weather events won’t decrease in a warming climate? Is there evidence that colder climates can be harsher?”
The report quotes a claim from former Vice President Gore: “Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of the world’s scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet’s climate system into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced—a catastrophe of our own making.”
The document goes on to detail factors that can influence the climate beyond government regulation and the United Nations: solar radiation, cosmic rays, supernovae, and ocean currents.
“Given the dynamic nature of our climate and the factors well outside of human control (many of which are not listed above), including lack of technology to govern these factors, is it possible to control and stop climate change through government regulations?”