"Lord" Stern - more climate madness
"One thing we should have learned from this experience of the financial crisis is if we ignore risk building in the system, that risk will get much more difficult to manage than if we recognise it and tackle it early," the British economist said.
Yeah, that's right, we've gotta do it NOW! Science, Schmience - who cares? It's gotta be now, I tell you, NOW! Give me your money, sign on the dotted line (credit cards accepted).
He added that failure to act could lead to a temperature rise that would have severe consequences for global stability.
"These kinds of changes will transform the physical geography of the planet. They will transform where people will live," he said at an event for HSBC, a bank where he is a part-time policy adviser.
"You will see movements of billions of people, (and) the result of that will probably be extreme conflict."
That would be like the "temperature rise" we've seen in the last 8 years, would it? Like, Hello! And the most important word in that last sentence: "probably", i.e. based on flawed models with flawed data, and a bit of reckless imagination.
Read it here.
P.S. I'm thinking of appointing Stern UK patron of the ACM blog, as he sums up everything this blog is campaigning against. Climate Penny would be his Australian equivalent, or Ross Garnaut, or Kevin Rudd, or Peter Garrett or Bob Brown or... too much choice.