I couldn’t find any “climate crisis” in the IPCC’s most recent Assessment Report

A table towards the end of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Technical Summary, condensing their findings on various weather extremes. The discrepancy between these quite tentative conclusions and the insistent public alarm is puzzling, to say the least.

The public rhetoric surrounding climate change has reached fever pitch in recent months. The rise to prominence of the impressive young climate activist Greta Thunberg has perhaps been the catalyst for this most recent convulsion of public outcry over what has been dubbed our ongoing “climate emergency”, or “climate crisis”. The nascent international…