IPCC more cynical than ever



11/24/2018 07:38 - Posted by Tom van Leeuwen
The complete title of the latest IPCC report is: "Global warming of 1.5 °C - An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty".

Really.

This is a political report. There is no scientific proof in the whole report that shows a link between CO2 and rising temperatures. There's not even proof that rising temperatures are dangerous. The temperature levels for which they warn are below the normal, natural levels during most of the Holocene. There is nothing dangerous about that. Humanity owes its development precisely to the higher temperatures of this interglacial.

They claim they'll propose "efforts to eradicate poverty"... But they do not! There is not a single concrete proposal to eradicate poverty, their reasoning is the same as ever: CO2 causes warming, warming causes all kinds of disasters, the disasters hit mostly the poor people, so... eliminating CO2 will eradicate poverty. Something like that. It's all based on unproven hypotheses.

But there’s not a word to be found about the real consequences of the policies they propose. They want to eliminate fossil fuels. The cheap energy that has been the main driver behind the success of the developed nations.

How does the IPCC want the poor countries in the world to develop after they take away their access to cheap energy?

And all over the world, it will be precisely the poor who will be hardest hit by surging energy prices and unreliable energy supply from renewable sources.

The IPCC promises to eradicate poverty but the policies they propose will result in the exact opposite.

It comes as no surprise that developing countries start to wake up.

 

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