Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong

“I looked through IPCC reports and see no reference to billions of people going to die, or children in 20 years. How would they die?”

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Well worth a read. Environmentalist Michael Schellenberger attacks climate apocalypse claims:

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Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said “Billions will die” and “Life on Earth is dying.” Vice claimed the “collapse of civilization may have already begun.”

Few have underscored the threat more than student climate activist Greta Thunberg and Green New Deal sponsor Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latter said, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” Says Thunberg in her new book, “Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it.”

Sometimes, scientists themselves make apocalyptic claims…

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