The UN has launched another climate fear campaign. This one contains more communism and less 'settled' science.
As if to prove they can 'walk and chew gum at the same time', the United Nations (UN) has opened up a new fear narrative to append to all the others.
Actually, this one is a classic campaign from yesteryear that has been remade for a new audience.
Of course I am referring to man-made global warming now known by the catch-all term climate change.
Late last month the UN released a new report that was 'a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate'.
According to Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):
“This report is a dire warning about the consequences of inaction...It shows that climate change is a grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and a healthy planet. Our actions today will shape how people adapt and nature responds to increasing climate risks.”
He even claimed that "half measures are no longer an option."
This is all a little odd considering that the world has signed up to the apparently 'half measures' that the climate alarmists have been pushing for ages.
Net zero, unreliable renewable energy plus an assortment of other hugely expensive and hopelessly ineffective policies.
On top of that, we've built a global climate alarmism industry that has captured business and government, while employing a veritable army of paper-pushing climate warriors.
Leading the charge is the UN itself.
The socialist Secretary-General Antonio Guterres labelled the report a "code red for humanity".
He went on to say:
"The world’s biggest polluters are guilty of arson of our only home. In the face of such dire evidence, it is essential to meet the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, and the science shows that will require the world to cut emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
But according to current commitments, global emissions are set to increase almost 14 per cent over the current decade. That spells catastrophe. It will destroy any chance of keeping 1.5 alive."
I could find no mention of the estimated $150 trillion it will cost to achieve this red green dream.
Actually, based on the results of previous policy measures, it will likely cost that much NOT to achieve it
The report is a fascinating read. It has all the telltale signs of a communist manifesto in which communism has now been relabelled 'distributive justice'.
Interestingly the authors seem to no longer rely exclusively on the science of climate change.
Naturally, we are still expected to slavishly bow to that same science they insist is settled, even though has been so wrong so often.
However, supposedly settled science is no longer enough for the IPCC.
The report uses "Indigenous knowledge and local knowledge in understanding and evaluating climate adaptation processes and actions to reduce risks from human-induced climate change."
It seems a little odd to be using ancient civilisations to tell you what to do when it's the industrial revolution that is supposedly driving the melting / freezing / drying / drowning...whatever of the planet.
I’m not sure how indigenous knowledge contributes to climate adaptation processes and actions to reduce ‘carbon emissions’.
Maybe these Green zealots want us to walk everywhere, or not have electricity, or refrigeration….after all, these were characteristics of ancient civilisations.
Some of them even had human sacrifices to the various weather gods too.
I am unsure if that is part of the IPCC plan but I note the report didn’t expressly rule it out. Given the number of times I’ve heard climate alarmists shriek that every option must be on the table…or should that be sacrificial altar, not ruling it out might be cause for concern.
In any event, it’s probably not the climate change cause as much as the need for climate justice that led to the political correct sop of consulting the various indigenous groups.
What’s climate justice I hear you ask?
Again, the IPCC report has this covered.
"The term climate justice, while used in different ways in different contexts by different communities, generally includes three principles: distributive justice which refers to the allocation of burdens and benefits among individuals, nations and generations; procedural justice which refers to who decides and participates in decision-making; and recognition which entails basic respect and robust engagement with and fair consideration of diverse cultures and perspectives."
See what I mean about the communist element.
In this new version of climate communism, the bureaucratic supra-national governing body allocates the resources to those it deems worthy. They also decide who gets to participate in the discussion about the allocation of these resources. It’s a stitch up to entrench power with the elites.
However, it's reassuring they will enact this communistic agenda with fair consideration for diversity.
After all, diversity is everything now. It's the modern version of casting virgins into the abyss to appease the woke mob.
Without it the crops will fail, the dams will dry up and the earth will cook.
The timing of this latest clap-trap is no surprise. It's another ambit claim for money and power from those who think they know better than the rest of us.
It's the same players who gave us lockdowns, the Great Reset, the Wuhan flu and want us to own nothing while insisting we will be happy.
I'd be happier if the UN owned nothing and people stopped listening to the ridiculous statements, they, (and their associated bodies) repeatedly make.