On the Under-Estimation of Climate Change

Climate deniers often accuse scientists of exaggerating the threats associated with the climate crisis, but if anything they’re often too conservative . The quote below is from an article in The Guardian by Dale Jamieson, Michael Oppenheimer and Naomi Oreskes.

“For political leaders and business people, we think it is important for you to know that it is extremely unlikely that scientists are exaggerating the threat of the climate crisis. It is far more likely that things are worse than scientists have said. We have already seen that the impacts of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are unfolding more rapidly than scientists predicted. There is a high likelihood that they will continue to do so, and that the IPCC estimates – that emissions must be rapidly reduced, if not entirely eliminated, by 2050 – may well be optimistic. The fact that this conclusion is hard to swallow does not make it untrue.” Read more . . .

2 thoughts on “On the Under-Estimation of Climate Change

  1. What about the scaremongering propaganda about Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change (CACC). There is no convibcibg scientific evidence of any pending climate crisis due to our burgeoning use of fossil fuels.
    The IPCC is a political body within the UN, not a centre of scientific excellence. Unfortunately, even our science centres are driven by the need for funding, most of which comes via governments.

    .Surely you can find a less biased source of ibfirmation than the Guardian!!

    Try http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.com/2019/04/spotlighton-extinction-rebellion.html

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