Guest essay by Eric Worrall
“A cursed indictment of climate leadership failure”: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres relentlessly publicly offers his services as a global climate dictator, but I think we got the idea.
IPCC adaptation report ‘a damning indictment of failure in global leadership on climate’
February 28, 2022
United Nations scientists on Monday issued a stark warning about the effects of climate change on people and the planet, saying ecosystem collapse, species extinction , deadly heat waves and floods are among the “inevitable climate hazards” the world will face over the next two decades due to global warming,
“This report is a stark warning about the consequences of inaction,” said Hoesung Lee, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
“It shows that climate change is a serious and growing threat to our health and a healthy planet. Our actions today will shape how humans adapt and nature responds to increasing climate risks,” he said, adding: “Half of the measures is no longer an option. . ”
‘Overshadowed by climate change’
His latest report is equally clear: he laments that the evidence detailed by IPCC unlike anything he’s ever seen, call it “The Atlas of Human Suffering and a Cursed Indictment of Failure in Climate Leadership. ”
Criminal abdication of leadership
Mr. Guterres says the world’s biggest polluters are guilty of burning down our only home.
In the face of such dire evidence, it is essential to achieve the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and science shows that would require the world to cut emissions by 45%. emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
“But under current commitments, global emissions will increase by almost 14% in the current decade. It was a disaster. said the head of the United Nations.
One of the core truths of the report is that coal and other fossil fuels are choking humanity, the Secretary-General explained, urges all G20 governments to abide by their agreements to stop coal financing abroadand now must urgently do the same at home and dismantle their coal fleets.
Adaptation saves lives
The second core finding from the IPCC report is slightly better news: investing in adaptive work.
“As climate impacts worsen – and they will – scaling up investments will be essential to survival. Adaptation and mitigation must be pursued with equal force and urgency. That’s why I’ve managed to get 50% of the climate finance for adaptation,” explains Mr. Guterres.
Noting that Glasgow’s commitment to adaptation funding is clearly not enough to meet the challenges facing countries on the front lines of the climate crisis, he said he was also pressing for it. obstacles that prevent small island states and the least developed countries from receiving financing. they are in dire need of their lives and livelihoods.
“We need new qualifying systems to deal with this new reality. Delay means death,” he said.
Read more: https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/02/1112852
The full report is available here. Not surprisingly even the executive summary mentions “distributive justice” – the imposition of global communism to defeat the hobgoblin carbon. I think the world already has enough dictators from afar to mess up people’s lives.
In my opinion, the report predicting the loss of species is absurd. Loss of up to 14% of species at 1.5 degrees C, 29% at 3 degrees C. Mildly positive temperature excursions in previous epochs have never caused such losses. The warming of Rome and the Middle Ages were times of prosperity. Viking artefacts from the Medieval Warm Period are still being released today, by the glaciers that covered them during the Little Ice Age.. In my opinion, this is compelling evidence that the relatively recent past was at least as warm as today, if not warmer.
Of course, the losses mostly happened somewhere else. You can’t see it, you have to listen to them.
Food security features are many. Obviously, after decades of successful adaptations and increased yields, our farmers will suddenly forget how to farm. Or maybe the plan is to deny the family of nitrate fertilizers (nitrogen oxides are a potent greenhouse gas), and then blame reduced yields on climate change.
Sadly, this United Nations usurpation of power/fantasy won’t be the last. But the predictions of this report are so dire, imminent, and ludicrous that future historians will no doubt mark this as the year the United Nations jumped on the shark on the issue of climate change.