Tuesday’s front-page New York Times jeremiad on “climate change” was keyed to the latest frightening report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the United Nation’s main climate science organization). I.P.C.C.: “Time Climate Change’s Impacts Outpace Ability to Adapt According to a report, Warns are Running out to Fix Climate. The online headline even more ominous: “Time Is Running Out to Avert a Harrowing Future, Climate Panel Warns.”
The IPCC has fear-mongered before, making dire predictions that don’t come true, as noted by NewsBusters’ Joe Vazquez. Of course, the press is also affected. The problem is that TimesThree climate reporters, Raymond Zhong and Brad Plumer (and Lisa Friedman), remained steadfastly credulous.
The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt, creating a harrowing future in which floods, fires and famine displace millions, species disappear and the planet is irreversibly damaged, a major new scientific report has concluded.
The report stated that hundreds of millions could be affected by floods and heat waves, severe drought and other extreme weather events in the next decade as the global temperature rises. Mosquitoes carrying diseases like dengue and malaria will spread to new parts of the globe….
The report stated that nations must reduce their emissions of methane, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to avoid the worst consequences.
“This report is terrifying; there is no other way of saying it,”Simon Stiell was the Grenada environment minister. “We need to see enhanced action and increased climate finance provision for adaptation. The scale of this crisis requires nothing less.”
If global warming reaches 1.5 degrees Celsius, up to 8 percent of the world’s farmland could become unsuitable for growing food by the end of the century, the authors wrote. Coral reefs, which buffer coastlines against storms, will face more frequent bleaching from ocean heat waves and decline by 70 to 90 percent….
The left-wing neurosis among climate scientists was evident in a follow-up by Zhong in Wednesday’s edition: “The Climate Is Worsening. No One Is Listening. Scientists May Strike.”
Bruce C. Glavovic is sometimes proud to have been an environmental scientist. It moves him to tears.
Sometimes he questions if all of this is enough. The planet is being transformed by climate change, scientists have proven it. However, their research has rarely prompted governments to take action. Even though all signs point to scientists not hearing their work, it’s tragic that they keep creating more.
These frustrations led Dr. Glavovic (61) a Massey University Professor in New Zealand and his two fellow colleagues to create a new way for them to give a boost recently through the cautiously rarefied, often cautious world of environmental research. In an academic journal, They called upon climate scientists and other experts to call for a mass protest to block their research, until countries take concrete action to address global warming..
(Lysistrata had nothing on these guys.)
Liberal melodrama was the theme of this alleged news article:
Oceans rising cause forests to burn, increasing carbon dioxide levels.Even scientists, who are not on strike at the moment, wonder if they will be able to continue their soft-spoken role as brokers of evidence and data.