Well, at least we finally have a liberal willing to admit that they’ve been lying to us all this time. Christiana Figueres is the executive secretary of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, and she recently made a devastating admission… the goal of environmental activism is not to save the world from terrifying environmental calamity, but to end capitalism.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.
Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
For conservatives this isn’t news. We’ve been pointing out the inconsistency in liberal arguments about climate change for years, and we’ve also been pointing out that it seems to have more to do with power than with saving the environment. The liberal dead-eyed focus on climate change is simply because it has been a “winning” hand in the media for more than 20 years. However, time is growing short for the climate change alarmists, because all of their terrible benchmarks have come and gone without bringing about the scary things that liberals warned us about.
Remember any of these?
Last September 21, as the Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the sun, scientists reported with unprecedented distress that the North Polar ice cap is “falling off a cliff.” One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another new study, to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week, warns it could happen in as little as 7 years.
Seven years from now.
Or how about back in 2000 when the “climate experts” were telling us that snow might disappear forever?
“Winters with strong frost and lots of snow like we had 20 years ago will cease to exist at our latitudes.”
Mojib Latif, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 1 April 2000
“Good bye winter. Never again snow?”
Spiegel, 1 April 2000
This one was particularly disturbing…
“Within a few years winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting event. … Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”
David Viner, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, 20 March 2000
How about all of those many predictions that the weather would just continue to get warmer and warmer? I wonder what these same climate scientists would think if we told them back then that global temperatures would actually stop rising somewhere around 1997 – 98?
“Computer models predict that the temperature rise will continue at that accelerated pace if emissions of heat-trapping gases are not reduced, and also predict that warming will be especially pronounced in the wintertime.”
Star News, William K. Stevens, New York Times, 11 Mar 2000
Climate Change Alarmism is not about the environment or saving the world, folks. It’s all about power, and liberals want to make sure that when everything is said and done, it’s liberal governments who end up holding the reins of power. That is what climate change fear mongering is all about.
H/T to Watts Up with That? For most of these (and many other) crazy climate change predictions.
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