IPCC's Pachauri spreads alarmism in Sydney
If you look at parts of Africa, by 2020 there will be 75 million to 250 million people living under water stress on account of climate change," he said yesterday. "Are we going to ignore the welfare and, I would say, even the peace and stability of societies that are so vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and say 'No, we can't do it'?"
"There are a section of scientists and some analysts that are actually now saying that 450 [ppm] is a bit too high and what we should be targeting is 350."
Dr Pachauri warned the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere was already contributing to sea-level rise. If the world's big ice sheets kept melting, "you are talking about well over a metre of sea-level rise and that, to my mind, is going to be disastrous for hundreds of millions of people."
He, too, is guilty of sickening Schadenfreude at the current economic crisis, setting up the hackneyed straw man of "unregulated capitalism", and then knocking it down, exposing the true agenda of the IPCC as a deeply political, anti-capitalist, anti-development front for the UN's environmental extremists:
"I think unbridled capitalism without any regulation, without some control, is something people are not going to accept now."
Where has there ever been capitalism without regulation? A truly idiotic comment which completely ignores the fact that capitalism as an economic model has raised living standards and wealth for billions of people throughough the globe, and to a far greater degree than any other such model (think Communism, for example, flourishing the world over, no, hang on...).
Read it here.