According to a recent UN report on the world’s oceans, they say “we’re all in big trouble.”
In case the people at the UN and these contributing scientists were not aware of it…, we all are going to die at some point.
Nobody lives forever.
No one make it out of this life alive.
Don’t get me wrong.
Do I think we should reduce our levels of air pollution?
Do I think we should pressure those countries who are the worst air pollution offenders (China) to reduce their levels of air pollution?
Do I think we should reduce our polluting of the oceans and work to clean-up our oceans?
Do I think we should pressure those countries who are the worst ocean pollution offenders (China) into reducing their polluting of the oceans and encourage them to help us clean-up the oceans?
Okay…, that being said…
Chris Ciaccia of Fox News reports, “A damning new report from the United Nations says that the world’s oceans are undergoing drastic, accelerated change. And the risks associated with these changes to the climate are getting ever greater, threatening hundreds of millions of people and the global economy itself.”
“The report, issued by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), highlights the changes that are happening as a result of increased emissions from greenhouse gases, including: sea levels rising by three feet by 2100; significantly fewer fish in the oceans; stronger hurricanes; and regular flooding in coastal cities such as New York.”
So are they saying our world is not going to come to an end in 12 years?
Where is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez getting her information from?
Over 95% of the people on the planet right now will not be around to see the year 2100.
‘“Global warming has already reached 1 [degrees Celsius] above the pre-industrial level, due to past and current greenhouse gas emissions,’ a press release issued in conjunction with the report said. ‘There is overwhelming evidence that this is resulting in profound consequences for ecosystems and people. The ocean is warmer, more acidic and less productive. Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing sea level rise, and coastal extreme events are becoming more severe.’”
This all may be true, but there is no way of directly tying any planetary climate change to pollution caused by people.
Our planet has, as a matter of fact, experienced many extreme climate changes in its past, without people playing any part in them at all.
The special United Nations-affiliated oceans and ice report released on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2019, “[Also] projects three feet of rising seas by the end of the century, much fewer fish, weakening ocean currents, even less snow and ice, and nastier hurricanes, caused by climate change.”
“The report, which was worked on by more than 100 scientists from 36 countries around the world, was approved by the 195 IPCC member governments.”
100 scientists may sound like a lot…, but really it’s not. What we basically have here is 1 scientist from every two of the 195 IPCC member countries.
Google says there are at least 7 million scientists in the world.
I think we can find 100 out of 7 million scientists who believe the Earth is flat!
‘“The open sea, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the high mountains may seem far away to many people,’ Hoesung Lee, chair of the IPCC, said in the press release. ‘But we depend on them and are influenced by them directly and indirectly in many ways – for weather and climate, for food and water, for energy, trade, transport, recreation and tourism, for health and wellbeing, for culture and identity.’”
“The press release notes that ‘without major investments in adaptation,’ rising flood risks are likely, some of which could cause ‘some island nations’ to become uninhabitable ‘due to climate-related ocean and cryosphere change.’”
I notice quite often in this report that “this or that” is “likely to happen,” and that “this or that” “could happen.”
It’s hard to push all of your chips in on man-made climate change with these types of shaky assertions.
They say that “New York City COULD see once-in-a-lifetime floods every five years.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that New York City MAY NOT see once-in-a-lifetime floods every five years.
Look at me!
I’m a scientist!
“The changes, which previous reports have said could shrink ‘virtually all’ economies around the globe by 2100, will affect people, plants, food, societies, infrastructure, in addition to the global economy.”
Oh…, these scientists are economists too?!
“The IPCC report adds to a previous report from the U.N. that some coastal cities and those in the Arctic region will have to adapt. The previous report, published on June 25 from the United Nations Human Rights Council, warned that a potential ‘climate apartheid’ could fracture the global population, splitting the planet between the wealthy and the rest of the world who will be ‘left to suffer.’”
And there we have it.
The splitting of the world’s population between “the wealthy and the rest of the world who will be left to suffer.”
And that’s different from the world’s current economic structure how?
And when I said “does it even matter?” at the top of this article, here’s what I mean.
Let’s take a quick survey here.
Raise your hand if you would be willing to stop using your own personal car, truck or motorcycle in order to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
Raise your hand if you think it would be acceptable to do away with commercial airlines, and severely limit the energy use and production of manufacturing companies of all types.
I didn’t notice a lot of hand going up.
That’s exactly what I mean when I say “does it even matter?”
Regardless of what may or may not be going on with the climate, and regardless of who is or who is not responsible for it, 99% of us are really not willing to do anything serious about it, because………
NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, IT WON’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE!
And do you seriously think we could get everyone in the world to agree to living like people did before the industrial revolution?
When these elite liberals say “we” have to do this and “we” need to do that…., what they really mean is “we,” NOT THEY, need to make sacrifices. THEY aren’t willing to sacrifice anything.
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