by Natura Naturans
The Telegraph’s Charles Moore offers us his take on Prince Charles’ latest silly speech:
Last week, the Prince of Wales warned Commonwealth leaders that they have only 18 months to “decide our ability to keep climate change to sustainable levels”. In 2009, in Brazil, HRH announced that the world had 100 months left to save the planet from “irretrievable climate collapse”. His deadline duly came and went in 2017, without catastrophe, so I got in touch with the Clarence House press office to ask what Prince Charles predicted now. I got a slightly mumbled answer about how we might be looking more at some date in the 2030s.
Now that he has reverted to the end of the world being very nigh indeed, I have not the heart to trouble his staff with further questions. But I think we can all be serenely confident that they – and the rest of us – will still be getting on with life perfectly normally in early 2021, quite regardless of whatever Commonwealth leaders do or do not decide.
In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age.
When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000.
Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism.
We’re now being told we only have 12 years to combat climate change, and the solution is to fundamentally dismantle the system of free enterprise. That means Washington controls things like how we produce our energy, what food we eat, and what type of cars we drive.
The question is, even if we believed their alarmist, catastrophic predictions, would their proposals work?
Not according to the climate scientists’ own models. Based on those models, even if the United States cut its carbon dioxide emissions to zero, it would only avert global warming by a few tenths of a degree Celsius—in 80 years.
We would see no noticeable difference in the climate, yet it would come at an enormous cost to the American people.
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The purpose of these predictions is not to warn you, it’s not to predict what’s actually going to happen. It is to create a panic and then get us socialism by the backdoor. This sounds almost conspiratorial.