The sky may not exactly be falling (yet), but the climate is definitely changing enough to screw us all and it’s all our fault on top of it, according to the latest report released by the
scaremongerers scientific cabal over that the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The laundry list of ever-growing threats now includes more death, more natural disasters, more poverty, catastrophic food and water shortages and even potential wars, all because of what they are 95% sure is man-made global warming.
Upon the report’s release, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a statement on how dire things really are:
“Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science is malpractice.”
He went on:
“There are those who say we can’t afford to act. But waiting is truly unaffordable. The costs of inaction are catastrophic.”
The IPCC also claims the devastation of man-made climate change will hurt poor people the most. It was not clear if they were specifically referencing carbon taxes or not.
But Reuters points out that, “Still, many governments have pleaded for greater scientific certainty before making billion-dollar investments in everything from flood barriers to renewable energies.”
Al Gore, who The Telegraph noted was poised to “become world’s first carbon billionaire,” and his venture capital firm were probably sad to hear it.
In addition, not everyone agrees with the IPCC according to The Wall Street Journal:
A body known as the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change on Monday released a 1,062-page report citing studies done in the peer-reviewed literature and came to different conclusions. Its analysis found that higher carbon dioxide concentrations and rising temperatures are causing “no net harm to the global environment or to human health and often finds the opposite: net benefits to plants, including important food crops, and to animals and human health.”
The WSJ went on to say:
The report noted, with “medium confidence,” that since 2007 there had been several periods of rapid food and cereal price increases following climate extremes in key producing regions, and that “several of these climate extremes were made more likely as the result of [man-made] emissions.”
So we better take drastic, multi-billion-dollar steps to fight man-made climate change, you know, based on “medium confidence.”
Some have also concluded that the latest IPCC report is a bit…too alarmist. “Some” includes ex-IPCC report author and Sussex University Professor Richard Tol, who withdrew from the writing team after concluding that the report was…too alarmist.
It’s also a good thing they changed the phraseology to “climate change” (something which, of course, will always and has always happened no matter what, kind of like how the wind will always blow) from “global warming,” considering the Earth has actually entered a cooling period despite greenhouse emissions.