Not Evil Just Wrong

That is the name of a film being released in just under six days. It is about the costs of “global warming hysteria”.

The film compares the consequences of the ban on DDT, with the cost of trying to ban carbon emissions. They talk about how Al Gore would have you believe the sea level will rise by 20 feet in the near future, when in fact the IPCC say this would be over millennia.

You can host your own première of the film.

As I have said in the past, I tend to accept the IPCC consensus as to the effect of greenhouse gases on the climate, and what this may mean in the future. However what many people do not realise is that environmentalists and politicians often greatly exaggerate what the IPCC actually has said, and what the effect of warming might be.

And the BBC reported a few days ago:

To confuse the issue even further, last month Mojib Latif, a member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on ) says that we may indeed be in a period of cooling worldwide temperatures that could last another 10-20 years.

Professor Latif is based at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University in Germany and is one of the world’s top climate modellers.

But he makes it clear that he has not become a sceptic; he believes that this cooling will be temporary, before the overwhelming force of man-made global warming reasserts itself.

And again I agree the long-term trend is for warming, but the hysteria over how it is urgent to have cut emissions by 40% by 2020 or the planet is doomed, is just that. In fact by 2020 the planet may still be in a cooling phase.

As we get better technology, and gradually transition to energy sources that produce fewer emissions, our carbon emissions will reduce. But 2020 is not some date of no return.

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