Saving Civilization: 2009 vs 2015

If “‘We have hours’ to prevent climate disaster” why is the Elizabeth May laughing? [See the screencap of the last article  in Donna’s post.] Has the thought of it driven Elizabeth May bonkers?

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Five years ago, we were told that the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit was the last chance to save civilization. As the 2015 Paris summit approaches, the same sort of fear mongering is ramping up.

Earlier this week, a climate declaration published as a full-page ad in the international edition of New York Times tried to frighten us. It told us that:

the UN Climate Summit in Paris in December 2015 may be the last chance to agree a treaty capable of saving civilization; [bold added]

The declaration insisted that global warming may “cause the very fabric of civilization to crash.” It said charitable foundations should therefore divert resources away from other projects – presumably building hospitals and schools, preventing blindness and malaria, ensuring basic sanitation – in order to “save civilization” from the climate scourge.

Problem is, we’ve heard this before. Not so very long ago, the British Prime…

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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One Response to Saving Civilization: 2009 vs 2015

  1. Thanks, Bob.
    “Saving civilization” in this context means saving the socialist agenda supported by CAGW and “Climate Change”.

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