Essay by Eric Worrall
UN climate warnings are like the village communist who predicts capitalism’s imminent demise every week – and about as likely to happen.
Scientists issue ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late
IPCC report says only quick and drastic action can avert irreversible damage to the world
Scientists have issued a “final warning” on the climate crisis, as rising greenhouse gas emissions are bringing the world to the brink of irreversible damage that can only be averted through swift and drastic action.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made up of the world’s leading climate scientists, released the final part of its massive sixth assessment report on Monday.
The comprehensive review of human knowledge of the climate crisis has taken hundreds of scientists eight years and thousands of pages, but it came down to one message: act now or it will be too late.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said: “This report is a clarion call to massively accelerate climate action efforts by any country, by any sector, and in any timeframe. Our world needs climate protection on all fronts: everything, everywhere, all at once.”
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/20/ipcc-climate-crisis-report-delivers-final-warning-on-15c
In 2021 it was a “Code Red for Humanity”;
IPCC report: ‘Code Red’ for man-made global warming, UN chief warns
August 9, 2021climate and environment
Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least in the current time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday.
Man-made climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in all regions of the world. Scientists are also observing changes throughout the Earth’s climate system; in the atmosphere, in the oceans, on ice floes and on land.
Many of these changes are unprecedented, and some of the shifts are now underway, while others — like ongoing sea-level rise — have been ‘irreversible’ for centuries to millennia, in advance, The report warns.
But there’s still time to limit climate change, IPCC experts say. Large and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases could rapidly improve air quality, and in 20 to 30 years global temperatures could stabilize.
Read more: https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/08/1097362
In 2020 it was Yale’s turn to issue the final warning;
Mark Lynas’ Final Warning on Climate: “It’s all up to us, here, now,” says reviewer
British author Mark Lynas adds another “essential” book for those concerned about our civilization and our planet.
from SPENCER FAIRING 19 AUGUST 2020
Global warming first became personal to me in 2010. I was backpacking the incomparable Wind Rivers of western Wyoming. I can’t tell you how much I have loved these mountains for many years, the wildest great mountain range of the Lower 48; my tent was the only human thing on the shore of a mile long lake.
But the human imprint had arrived. Slopes had turned brown from dying pines, acres were littered with gray dead logs. This was the work of bark beetles, no longer controlled by cold winters, and you can now see it across the American West.
Read more: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/08/mark-lynas-final-warning-on-climate-its-all-on-us-here-now/
You can find Final Warnings and Final Chances dating back to 1989 if you can find them with one of our woke search engines;
The UN predicts catastrophe if global warming is not checked
PETER JAMES SPIELMANN June 30, 1989
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior UN environment official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend does not reverse until the year 2000.
Coastal flooding and crop failures would prompt an exodus of “eco-refugees” and threaten political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) New York office.
He said Governments have a 10-year window to solve the greenhouse effect before it exceeds human control.
If warming melts the polar ice caps, sea levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.
coastal regions are flooded; A sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a quarter of its 90 million people. According to a joint study by UNEP and the US Environmental Protection Agency, one-fifth of Egypt’s farmland in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply.
“Environmental refugees are becoming a huge problem and, worse, you may find that people can move to drier soils, but the soils and natural resources may no longer support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?” he said.
Read more: https://www.apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0
Before anyone tries to claim that the 1989 claim wasn’t a genuine UN warning, even Snopes fact-checkers admit that this was a genuine UN warning;
Did a UN official say that if global warming doesn’t reverse by 2000, nations would disappear?
A 1989 Associated Press article is popular with climate change deniers.
In 1989, a senior UN environment official said: “Whole nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by sea-level rise if the global warming trend does not reverse by the year 2000.”
Evaluation: Correct assignment
Read more: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/nations-vanish-global-warming/
The year 2000 passed and no great nations were wiped off the face of the earth by global warming. Just as nothing bad will happen given the recent UN warnings.
My only concern with this ridiculous charade is that the naïve younger people, who take these warnings seriously and are saddened that older people are not acting, are showing no sense of urgency to prevent the imminent end of the world.
But at least for some people, that need doesn’t last forever. As you get older, you get wiser, at least in terms of learning to gauge the credibility of others. How many times can a sane person watch the UN and other supposed authority figures get it all wrong and still unconditionally accept their latest wild predictions of impending catastrophe?
After thirty years of climate failure predictions, doomsday fears, and impending catastrophes that don’t happen, most people are learning not to take such statements too seriously, whether they admit it or not. My evidence for this claim is the failure of various green parties to sweep the world’s parliaments and congresses.
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