Last week we covered the announcement during an interview from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the “…the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change”.
Augusta Chronicle Cartoonist and friend of WUWT Rick McKee encapsulated that inanity in an editorial cartoon he placed on Facebook Saturday.
Of course, there’s just one small problem; this isn’t an original thought from AOC, it is from the UN, and of course that purveyor of “everything about climate change is bad”, and favorite of leftists everywhere, the Guardian:
We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC
The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they say is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.
The half-degree difference could also prevent corals from being completely eradicated and ease pressure on the Arctic, according to the 1.5C study, which was launched after approval at a final plenary of all 195 countries in Incheon in South Korea that saw delegates hugging one another, with some in tears.
We’ve been told for years that there’s a deadline to solve climate change before it kills us all, and those deadlines come and go, then get pushed ahead. Here’s another cartoon from McKee:
It all reminds me of the religious cult inspired by Harold Camping:
Camping predicted that Jesus Christ would return to Earth on May 21, 2011, whereupon the saved would be taken up to heaven in the rapture, and that there would follow five months of fire, brimstone and plagues on Earth, with millions of people dying each day, culminating on October 21, 2011, with the final destruction of the world. He had previously predicted that Judgment Day would occur on or about September 6, 1994.
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