Found on "Celestial junk" not the most objective of sources, but here it comes anyhow.
Clearly, IPCC and UN officials were never read fabels by their mothers:
From 30 June 1989:
A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of "eco-refugees," threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the United Nations U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the problem.
From 10 August 2009:
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, has warned of "catastrophic consequences" unless a new international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions is reached. . . "The world has less than 10 years to halt the global rise in greenhouse gas emissions if we are to avoid catastrophic consequences for people and the planet."
Hmmm - I'm sure something is happening with the environment, but I do not know what, and I suggest that most specialists do not know either. But, given the fact that scientists are rated on the number of the publications they produce, it is not suprising that opinions are all over the map.
And opinions they are. No single statistical climate model can even come close to reproducing real events, far from spewing reliable forecasts.
Climate change has become a religion. Another one besides the free market scam.