Guest essay by Eric Worrall
The end of chocolate, the end of coffee, the end of beer left us unmoved. Even bundling the chocolate, beer and coffee scares into one article didn’t raise a flicker. So desperate alarmists have recycled the ultimate scare story.
Science writer David Auerbach reminds us that in 2010, famous Australian Microbiologist Frank Fenner, who once helped eradicate Smallpox, predicted that climate change would lead to the extinction of mankind.
According to Auerbach;
Humans will be extinct in 100 years because the planet will be uninhabitable, according to Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, one of the leaders of the effort to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He blames overcrowding, denuded resources and climate change.
Fenner’s prediction is not a sure bet, but he is correct that there is no way emissions reductions will be enough to save us from our trend toward doom. And there doesn’t seem to be any big global rush to reduce emissions, anyway. When the G7 called on Monday for all countries to reduce carbon emissions to zero in the next 85 years, the scientific reaction was unanimous: That’s far too late.
And no possible treaty that emerges from the current United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany, in preparation for November’s United Nations climate conference in Paris, will be sufficient. At this point, lowering emissions is just half the story — the easy half. The harder half will be an aggressive effort to find the technologies needed to reverse the climate apocalypse that has already begun.
The end of Mankind has got to be worse than no more beer or chocolate, right? I mean its the most emotive scare story alarmists can imagine, except maybe James Hansen’s excruciating refinement of the extinction scare, that not only will we all die, but we’ll all be boiled to death.
Fenner sadly passed away shortly after presenting his doom laden prophecy. We can only speculate whether he would have maintained such an extreme position, in the face of strong evidence that high climate sensitivity estimates are untenable.