UN Climate Message: “We are rapidly reaching the point of no return”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to United Nations General Secretary António Guterres, “these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”.

Resilient Earth ‘Needs Our Help’ to Reverse Damage, Secretary-General Stresses in Message for World Environment Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Environment Day, observed on 5 June:

We are rapidly reaching the point of no return for the planet.  We face a triple environmental emergency — biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution.

For too long, humanity has cut down the Earth’s forests, polluted its rivers and oceans, and ploughed its grasslands into oblivion.  We are ravaging the very ecosystems that underpin our societies.  And, in doing so, we risk depriving ourselves of the food, water and resources we need to survive.

The degradation of the natural world is already undermining the well-being of 3.2 billion people, or 40 per cent of humanity.  Luckily, the Earth is resilient.  But she needs our help.  We still have time to reverse the damage we have done.  That is why, on this World Environment Day, we are launching the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

This global movement will bring together Governments, businesses, civil society and private citizens in an unprecedented effort to heal the Earth.  By restoring ecosystems, we can drive a transformation that will contribute to the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals.

The task is monumental.  We need to replant and protect our forests.  We need to clean up our rivers and seas.  And we need to green our cities.  Accomplishing these things will not only safeguard the planet’s resources.  It will create millions of new jobs by 2030, generate returns of over $7 trillion every year and help eliminate poverty and hunger.

The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global call to action.  It will draw together political support, scientific research and financial muscle to massively scale up restoration.  Everyone can contribute.

Science tells us these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe, turn back the deadly tide of pollution and end species loss.  So let today be the start of a new decade — one in which we finally make peace with nature and secure a better future for all.

For information media. Not an official record.

Read more: https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sgsm20757.doc.htm

The UN has a long tradition of issuing 10 year warnings. The first 10 year climate warning I know of was issued in 1989 :-

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked
PETER JAMES SPIELMANN June 30, 1989

UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. 

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. 

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday. 

Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study. 

″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said. 

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0 (Link to a PDF copy of the AP article.)

Why is the chosen time period 10 years? My theory is it has to do with the length of tenure of UN secretary generals.

A secretary general term is five years. If the Secretary General provides satisfactory service, they can be appointed for a further five years. Gutteres first term ends December this year.

A 10 year climate warning is near term enough to generate a little excitement, but far enough into the future so Gutteres will be safely retired by the time his climate deadline arrives.

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Archer
June 5, 2021 10:05 am

What is it with all these damn repeats these days?

Reply to  Archer
June 5, 2021 10:36 am

“these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”. Again.

A lie repeated one thousand times becomes true. — Dr. Joseph Goebbels

A socialist, and a national socialist.

Gyan1
Reply to  Curious George
June 5, 2021 2:42 pm

Humans only need to hear a lie 5 times to accept it as truth. Once that happens a closed loop of perception filters out any contrary information and circular reasoning locks the false belief into their personal reality.

The scary part is that no amount of empirical evidence can change the mind of the deceived.

mikebartnz
Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 6, 2021 12:03 am

Try as a Green party member to call at my house and I am very sure you would know to avoid me like the plague like the electricity suppliers agent that called the other day.
He was trying to drum up business but after hearing from my neighbour about his trouble I was extremely impolite. When I saw him again he almost ran across the road.
Interestingly enough I found out after that the company he was promoting was actually going out of business so they were just out to make their business more saleable. Bastards because the deal would have changed.

Reply to  mikebartnz
June 6, 2021 1:56 am

I have a sticker on my door: no unsollicted salesmen, and it helps!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Hans Erren
June 6, 2021 4:38 am

Assuming they have the requisite reading skills.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Gyan1
June 6, 2021 1:54 am

I have heard these lies a bajillion times, and they still sound like pure lies to me. In fact, they sound like bigger lies every time I hear them.
So the inescapable conclusion is…wait for it…I am not human?

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Gyan1
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
June 6, 2021 10:09 am

People with critical thinking skills catch the lie the first time they hear it so can’t be conditioned by repeated lies.

Mark D
Reply to  Gyan1
June 6, 2021 7:32 am
Gyan1
Reply to  Mark D
June 6, 2021 10:28 am

Intellectual laziness is a huge factor but many simply do not have the critical thinking skills to determine what is true.

Success in education primarily depends on rote memorization of facts and repeating them accurately on tests. This conditioning suppresses questioning what is presented.

Michael
Reply to  Gyan1
June 6, 2021 12:46 pm

I’d go a little further that many just don’t care to do a little bit of research. It requires an open mind to contradictory viewpoints.

Gyan1
Reply to  Michael
June 6, 2021 1:42 pm

That also!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Curious George
June 5, 2021 11:20 pm

Oh, they’re still stamping their little feet & screaming, “it’s not fair!”, all because their Dystopian Agenda 21 isn’t happening, yet!!!

I say, Curious George, just how many people did Socialism kill in its name in the 20th century? We don’t really know how many died in the glorious revolution in 1917, the subsequent civil war between the Red Russians & the White Russians, 1930s/40s Germany & Europe, 1950s60s China, & elsewhere throughout the remainder of the 20th century, but my dead-reckoning makes it at least 100 million plus, & that’s just the deliberate killing, not including the starved to death &/or diseased, etc!!!

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Curious George
June 6, 2021 1:52 am

It may be the final chance, but it is not yet the last, most bestest and surely surest lastest chance, so…

Reply to  Archer
June 5, 2021 11:01 am

Climate deadline doomerism is just a Ground Hog Day deja vu all over again stuff. The Climate Liars like UN Head Bloviator Guteeres, depend on the every next generation (Gen X’ers, Millennials, Gen Z’ers, next up) to not know what was said when they were infants. So they climate scammers can just keep a wash-repeat cycle the same old climate lies repackaged in an era of dishonest media that lets them get away with the propaganda.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 5, 2021 11:28 pm

Get them when they’re young is the golden rule of totalitarian dictatorship, they all knew the rule, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol-Pot, (why they all came from modestly wealthy middle-class backgrounds, I don’t know) they all took aim at the young, perhaps I should have included Al Gore in that illustrious group when he told young people not to listen to old people, (because we’ve seen it all before!). How is old Al baby doing these days, navel gazing lying on the beach of his $4M sea-front property watching the sea-levels rise………..twice a day. The sea-level rises here down at the beach twice a day, (& falls of course) but never seems to get much higher than high-tide!!!

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Alan the Brit
June 6, 2021 1:56 am

Some kids, like some adults, have very soft brains that buy whatever they hear.
For me, I knew even as a small child that adults were almost always completely full of crap.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 5, 2021 11:46 pm

The global warming alarmists’ abysmal predictive track record:
 
The ability to predict is the best objective measure of scientific and technical competence.
 
Climate doomsters have a perfect NEGATIVE predictive track record – every very-scary climate prediction, of the ~80 they have made since 1970, has FAILED TO HAPPEN.
 
“Rode and Fischbeck, professor of Social & Decision Sciences and Engineering & Public Policy, collected 79 predictions of climate-caused apocalypse going back to the first Earth Day in 1970. With the passage of time, many of these forecasts have since expired; the dates have come and gone uneventfully. In fact, 48 (61%) of the predictions have already expired as of the end of 2020.”
 
To end 2020, the climate doomsters were proved wrong in their scary climate predictions 48 times – at 50:50 odds for each prediction, that’s like flipping a coin 48 times and losing every time! The probability of that being mere random stupidity is 1 in 281 trillion! It’s not just global warming scientists being stupid.
 
These climate doomsters were not telling the truth – they displayed a dishonest bias in their analyses that caused these extremely improbable falsehoods, these frauds.
 
There is a powerful logic that says no rational person or group could be this wrong, this obtuse, for this long – they followed a corrupt agenda – in fact, they knew they were lying from the start..
 
The global warming alarmists have a NO predictive track record – they have been 100% wrong about every scary climate prediction – nobody should believe them.
 
The radical greens have NO credibility, make that NEGATIVE credibility – their core competence is propaganda, the fabrication of false alarm.
 
The wolves, proponents of both the very-scary Global Warming / Climate Change scam and the Covid-19 Lockdown scam, know they are lying. Note also how many global “leaders” quickly linked the two scams, stating ”to solve Covid we have to solve Climate Change”- utter nonsense, not even plausible enough to be specious.
 
Regarding the sheep, especially those who inhabit our universities and governments:
The sheep are well-described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the landmark text “The Black Swan”, as “Intellectual-Yet-Idiot” or IYI – IYI’s hold the warmist views as absolute truths, without ever having spent sufficient effort to investigate them. The false warmist narrative fitted their worldview, and they never seriously questioned it by examining the contrary evidence.

Weatherguesser
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 6, 2021 11:16 am

Yep, they’ve been at this “next ten years” game for over 50 years now. Of course, in the 70s, it was because we were about to have a new ice age and we’d all freeze to death. But there’s always something that we have to fix in the next ten years or we’re all going to die. We haven’t fixed any of their dire problems, but we’re still here and Earth is in better shape than it has been for a long time.

n.n
Reply to  Archer
June 5, 2021 12:04 pm

A lion, lionesses, and their [unPlanned] cubs, a pride. Everyone loves a parade.

ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 10:08 am

I want my intergovernmental stimulus check and I want it now.

Bill Powers
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 10:52 am

RG, you need to bow to the Climate Gods and apply for a Soros funded job like Griff’s, to sit on comment boards and repeat the same Nonsense (read non science) day in and day out They will regularly deposit money into your bank account based upon the number of comments you log.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Bill Powers
June 5, 2021 11:03 am

I was referring to the UN beggars looking for stimulus funds.

Bill Powers
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Oh then you are looking for a Federal Credit Card backed by Treasury Security future obligations

Reply to  Eric Worrall
June 6, 2021 1:19 am

Somewhere, someone is maintaining an account in your name, and on your way to the gallows, your Accounts shall be read out to the gasping crowd assembled there, amazed at the financial depravities of the Damned Denier…
I am often ashamed of this universe I created, I hope I do better next time.

B Clarke
June 5, 2021 10:09 am

António Guterres’  Caught out lying, see video, below. Start video around 3.10

https://youtu.be/Uv3fnUISKR8

Reply to  B Clarke
June 5, 2021 10:37 am

But he looks rather prosperous.

B Clarke
Reply to  Curious George
June 5, 2021 10:49 am

So do most cheats

philincalifornia
Reply to  B Clarke
June 5, 2021 4:26 pm

The dude needs to relax a bit. Did he not get the memo? The British government and associated hangers-on have stated that they are going to stabilise the climate.

B Clarke
Reply to  philincalifornia
June 5, 2021 4:35 pm

And destroy everything else in the process.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  philincalifornia
June 5, 2021 11:35 pm

Wow, I’m impressed, not even Mother Nature managed to ever do that over 4.5 billion years, stabilise the climate, so as powerful as she is, she needs a little help from Humans!

June 5, 2021 10:09 am

Don’t worry. Bill Gates has a climate vaccine … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHUtEd2gXNs

Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 10:09 am

“We are rapidly reaching the point of no return”…where nobody will believe anything we say.

Andy Espersen
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 10:17 am

Final ten years – tipping point – point of no return. Haven’t I heard that before???

David Kamakaris
Reply to  Andy Espersen
June 5, 2021 10:32 am

Yeah, but now they really mean it.

MarkW
Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 5, 2021 12:32 pm

Stop, otherwise I’ll shout stop again.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andy Espersen
June 5, 2021 12:08 pm

You missed the “existential crisis” step. Including “existential” makes them sound so educated.

MarkW
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 5, 2021 12:33 pm

I’m having an existential crisis. I can’t decide if I should have chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MarkW
June 5, 2021 1:01 pm

You’re just gonna have to work through it … such courage, ‘sniff’.

MAL
Reply to  MarkW
June 5, 2021 4:06 pm

I will just settle of a glass of wine! It dull the stupidity of the elected and un-elected officials or idiots around me.

Mike
Reply to  MarkW
June 6, 2021 12:12 am

Your first mistake is that you didn’t buy rum n raisin.

Nick Graves
Reply to  Mike
June 6, 2021 1:36 am

I’ve just thought of ‘Woke-a-nut’ ice cream.

This time next year, I’ll be a squillionaire…

Mark D
Reply to  MarkW
June 6, 2021 7:36 am

Easy. Two scoops.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Andy Espersen
June 5, 2021 12:57 pm

Yes, you have heard that before. Over and over and over again. And none of their dire claims ever pan out. They have been wrong in their predictions 100 percent of the time. This prediction is just more of the same.

MAL
Reply to  Andy Espersen
June 5, 2021 4:04 pm

Yep about sixty years ago and I was young enough then to believe it.

IanE
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 11:18 am

And the astonishing thing is that they know China, India etc will continue on their current path for decades totally overwhelming anything the more established countries could possibly do.

Don Quixote was a serious and sane individual compared with this mob!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  IanE
June 5, 2021 11:40 pm

True, but then again, he had principles, these clowns don’t know what principles are!

rah
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 11:21 am

I wish that were true but P.T. Barnum was right!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
June 5, 2021 1:02 pm

Yes, “there is a sucker born every minute”, as P.T., said, and if they are not born suckers, they will be taught to be suckers by the Lunatic Left that is controlling the schools and their thought processes today.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 12:06 pm

They’ve been pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes for so long they figure they’ll be running out of wool in 10 years.

mikebartnz
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 6, 2021 12:13 am

With what wool is worth in NZ now there won’t be any to pull over the eyes.
If you sell lambs that haven’t been shorn you straight away loose $NZ10.00 as against 1953 with the Korean war going on when it was worth a pound a pound and townies were going along the road side piking it off barbed wire fences. We have gone metric now.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  mikebartnz
June 6, 2021 10:04 am

Lambs wool was always considered a luxury product when I was young. What happened?

mikebartnz
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 6, 2021 1:10 pm

Merrino is the luxury.
You could say that oil caused its demise. Synthetics.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  mikebartnz
June 6, 2021 1:48 pm

Over the years I’ve found wool to be irreplaceable for comfort, durability and feel indoors and out. I guess I just haven’t kept up with the times. Natural fibers have always been my go to.

Note: lambs wool was incredibly soft, but its short staple limited durability. Merrino … absolutely.

Cheers

n.n
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 12:51 pm

There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the deepest inner mind to the outer limits.

alternatively…

We have entered a space of inference, of em-pathetic appeal, a space of plausible in lieu of probable, where braying overwhelms the senses. We are following a progressive path and grade to the Twilight Fringe.

Joseph Zorzin
June 5, 2021 10:12 am

“Luckily, the Earth is resilient. But she needs our help.”

The Earth is not a female. I suppose this is to make us feel guilty- the ravage Earth.

n.n
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 5, 2021 10:46 am

Mother Nature a.k.a. Gaia a.k.a. goddess. Not a female sex per se, but a feminine gender (i.e. physical and behavioral attributes).

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  n.n
June 5, 2021 12:14 pm

But that’s my point- having worked outside in forests for almost half a century- I don’t see nature having feminine physical and behavioral attributes- at least not more than male attributes. It’s a mix- yin and yang. So for me, the Gaia thing isn’t valid. Or maybe it should be thought of as Gaia and Jupiter.

Scissor
Reply to  n.n
June 5, 2021 12:29 pm
TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  Scissor
June 5, 2021 1:37 pm

Orwellian….taking SCIENCE advice from a man dressed as a woman denying that our sex is determined by our DNA, specifically XX and XY Chromosomes.

Scissor
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 1:48 pm

Proof that the insane are at least partners in running the asylum.

Nick Graves
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 6, 2021 1:41 am

Interesting point.

There are currently a few letters spare in LGBQWERTYUIOP.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Nick Graves
June 6, 2021 4:49 am

IGBT—Integrated Gate-Base Transistor

saveenergy
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 6, 2021 3:03 am

Why all the down clicks ?
Neil asked a perfectly valid question … about how we name the differences in chromosome combinations.

Matthew Siekierski
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 7, 2021 4:44 am

Female in both cases, due to the lack of a Y chromosome. (Did a bit of research into Turner’s at one point as it was one of the genetic disorders my then unborn child could have had.)

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  n.n
June 6, 2021 4:47 am

I’ve never understood the point of using the pronoun “she” to refer to inanimate objects, including ships/boats.

Mark D
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
June 6, 2021 7:56 am

Sail on big water and live on a sailboat for a few years and I assure you you will think of it as “her”. (smile)

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 5, 2021 11:01 am

Nature has most frequently been associated with female qualities. This and linguistically is the proper use of gender. Gender is not analogous to sex.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 5, 2021 12:20 pm

well, I dunno- if you say it’s associated with female qualities – yes of course- but perhaps our using this metaphor is what makes so many people think nature is so delicate it must be protected- when it’s actually very sturdy- in a male sort of way- the fact that this is a tradition- well, I like to not follow traditions- I vote to give up on Gaia- let her go

I studied Latin in high school so I know about somewhat arbitrary use of gender in that language but it usually made sense. We can be skeptical of such ancient ideas. 🙂

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 5, 2021 12:57 pm

I know of no culture that isn’t considered a feminine entity. That doesn’t mean there are none, but within Western mythology it’s feminine all the way down. The reason is rather obvious … the Earth is associated with birth, renewal, nurturing and so on. Don’t ever believe females are weak just because they aren’t as muscular as men.

Also, nature can be capricious, moody, unpredictable, angry, destructive and vengeful. Check out Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. In nature many females are far larger and robust than males … who often seem to be just an afterthought.

MAL
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 5, 2021 4:08 pm

Yep and women are most likely to poison you.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MAL
June 5, 2021 4:30 pm

Yep … and guess who is often assigned the task of feeding you.

Latitude
June 5, 2021 10:14 am

Their “we” never includes China…….

Reply to  Latitude
June 5, 2021 11:16 am

China’s CCP is pulling their strings and making them dance.

Joseph Zorzin
June 5, 2021 10:16 am

“We need to replant and protect our forests”

when I hear people say this- I ask what exactly they mean by “protect” the forests- they never reply- some actually want to lock up the forests- to them, I ask how can we produce wood, which everyone likes, if the forests are locked up- they don’t reply to that

and, forests that have been cut or burned- don’t necessarily have to be replanted- many can plant themselves- that being the case, it sounds stupid to people who understand real forests and real forestry to say “replant and protect the forests”- when I hear it from “climate scientists”- that convinced me just how dumb they are

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 5, 2021 12:10 pm

I agree with JZ.

The “I fu*king love science” crowd wants to sequester carbon in the forests, but of course they don’t know any actual science. The fast-growing pine forests do not sequester this carbon for more than a few decades before the trees die and then decompose.

If you REALLY wanted to sequester carbon using the forests, you would grow construction-grade lumber and sequester it in HOUSES!

My house is over 100 years old. Except for a little termite damage due to the previous owner, the evil cellulose is sequestered just fine and serving a positive purpose.

Wake me up when Gore and Obama start living in mud huts.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
June 5, 2021 12:29 pm

This idea of locking up forests to sequester carbon is now a big movement here in the climate emergency Caliphate of Massachusetts- and it’s called Proforestation. The leader of the movement is a former Tuffs professor named Bill Moomaw. He was an IPCC author many years ago. He lives in a very large wood home in elite Williamstown, the home of elite Williams college- a town with no wind or solar “farms”- which of course are forbidden there. So, he wants to lock up the forests but he seems to have no problem with huge solar farms as long as they’re not near HIS home- and most of the solar “farms” in MA are built on destroyed forests. You’d think he’d speak up against destroying forests for solar when he wants forests to do nothing but sequester carbon. But that he can’t seem to grasp that contradiction.

Rud Istvan
June 5, 2021 10:21 am

The air pollution problem is mainly China and India coal.
The ocean plastics pollution problem is mainly southeast Asia.
Good luck with those, Gutierrez.

There has been exactly zero climate related species loss.
The Golden Toad was lost to cytridiomycosis brought to Costa Rico’s Brilliante Ridge by ecotourism.
Polar bears do not depend on summer sea ice.
All else posited in AR4 is based on a single triplely flawed paper, as explained in essay No Bodies in ebook Blowing Smoke.

Your crisis is imaginary. And too many others have previously pulled the ten year tipping point alarm only to find after 10 years that nothing tipped. The more you warmunists play this game, the sillier you look and the more factual ridicule can be heaped on you.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 5, 2021 11:18 am

The fact that he was Secretary General of Portugal’s Socialist Party in the 1990’s tells one all they need to know about Comrade Guierrez’s political-ideological motivations for promoting the climate hoax.

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Climate believer
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 5, 2021 12:45 pm

Exactly, a leopard can’t change its spots, as they say.

cerescokid
Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 5, 2021 12:49 pm

If we had an honest press, they would have been asking questions about all the failed predictions years ago. But they aren’t, so they don’t.

B Clarke
June 5, 2021 10:24 am

“For too long, humanity has cut down the Earth’s forests, polluted its rivers and oceans, and ploughed its grasslands into oblivion. ”

This is absolutely rubbish .uk has planted more upland trees since the 1940s ,its forestry hierarchy has been teaching the world ,how and when to plant forests for decades, for decades the UK has been cleaning its rivers ,with fish returning ect ect,

What exactly does ploughing grass lands into oblivion mean? From grass to arable, oh food, ploughing grass lands to plant trees ,yes we have done our fair share of this , what do you want
Guterres ripping forests up to make grassland like in the amazon, make your mind up. The guys a idiot no mention of what we have already done.

This is more jollys for the participants at cop26 to slava over .

n.n
Reply to  B Clarke
June 5, 2021 10:52 am

The Matrix agent: Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet.

A veritable “burden”.

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B Clarke
Reply to  n.n
June 5, 2021 10:56 am

Mr Smith is a apprentice compared to Guterres.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  B Clarke
June 5, 2021 11:07 am

The man is not an idiot. He’s a very high class propagandist appointed to do exactly what he’s doing. He’s a cog in a wheel of encroaching Marxism. He sets the standards for heads of state to defraud their electorate and virtue signal to gain popularity. Welcome to Agenda 21, Maurice Strong’s gift to the world.

B Clarke
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 5, 2021 11:15 am

You know very well I agree with the above ,and have said so many times,

Anyone who is a pawn to a cause is a idiot, anyone who insults decades of stewardship by volunteers and paid organisations to replant forests clean rivers,ect ect by omitting thier work from gratitude is a insulting idiot.

Clyde Spencer
June 5, 2021 10:25 am

UN climate forecasts: 10-year moving average of failures.

Peta of Newark
June 5, 2021 10:29 am

Quote:”We are rapidly reaching the point of no return”
Too damn right, let Tucker explain why

Let me also pitch in, with a bit of cross-threading coz this relates to heat-de4ths, Covid etc etc etc….
I would definitely and without nano-second of hesitation add Magnesium to the stuff mentioned there, also this stuff
(sorry about the glossy advertorial that it is, do your own searches if it does your head in)

Its positively fed-back – The Solution to Global Warming Changing Weird Change Change is to: Eat More Plants

At current rate, we really are going to do something globally & monumentally and DUMB as to take ourselves off the map

Maybe there is a glimmer of hope, lets not give up on the kids just yet
Wonder when the climate change ‘penny’ will drop for them.

Methinks quite soon, hence the panic stricken hysterics of this essay here before us

Doncha just know me ;-D

Two words join it all together
Soil Erosion

ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 10:32 am

Will this be aired over the loudspeakers at the work camps in western China? Work well and live slave.

TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 12:58 pm

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Michael in Dublin
June 5, 2021 10:39 am

If a large company had as many failures as the UN all the investors would have pulled out. However, because the investors are politicians and their contributions are not their own monies they do not seem concerned. Most countries make insignificant contributions but expect to get far more out than they put in. The UN is a bloated, wasteful, inefficient bureaucracy and needs to be shut down.

TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 10:40 am

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joe belford
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 12:55 pm

Love the cartoon reply would yo send to me? joebelford@live.ca tks

TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  joe belford
June 5, 2021 1:32 pm

Much faster, just right-click on the image and save it to your device.

Here is the URL for it. Add “.jpg ” to the end of the link…had to edit it to remove that part so the link shows and not the image.
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26a8d79524581d9dccead64e2d5c0609851918df07ce6ae37139f98ff9e78c17

Mike Lowe
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 1:35 pm

Great, but where is the one with Charlie wearing a crown?

Peter East
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 3:37 pm

It would be great to see an extended, updated version of this to cover the last 7 years of lunatic predictions/pronouncements

Mark D
Reply to  Peter East
June 6, 2021 8:05 am

If I had the graphic skills I would do the last year and a half with fauci’s pronouncements.

n.n
June 5, 2021 10:42 am

A progressive process? A conclusion reached, without facts in evidence, that speaks truth to power and redistributive change.

A chaotic (“evolutionary”) quandary? Her choice. Not that Choice. Well, sometimes, but not in excess. Make the world green, not Green, emit.

Oh, and the polar bears are back in town and carnivorous. So, donate to World Walrus Foundation, a joint project of walruses and seals. Think of the pups!

ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 10:43 am

We must clear cut and bulldoze the world’s forests to support green power and green fuels…..with a small UN service fee of course.

This is brought to you by the same people who just put Syria on the world health panel without mention of their use of chemical weapons on villages.

2hotel9
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 11:02 am

They gleefully had Iran Chair the Human Rights Committee.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 11:16 am

The UN almost invented duplicity in the late modern world. Read up on Maurice Strong, Canadian millionaire industrialist, oil tycoon, UN undersecretary, co-founder of the IPCC climate fraud and the architect of Agenda 21.

garboard
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 5, 2021 3:50 pm

strong wanted to pump the Oglala aquifer dry and sell the water to Colorado farmers . the courts stopped him . a true environmental hero . caught taking million dollar bribe in the un oil for food scheme . a paragon of integrity . still revered for his environmentalism. founded the wwf with Rockefeller money and kicked off global warming movement and ipcc . Elaine dewar wrote the book ; cloak of green, about him .

Rory Forbes
Reply to  garboard
June 5, 2021 4:27 pm

LOL … yeah, a real environmental hero, a truly evil man. When you read some of his quotes he presents as an altruistic saint. Read between the lines and he puts Geo. Soros to shame, yet few people have even heard of him. His handiwork is as brilliant as Machiavelli. He was a co-conspirator with another evil man, Canada’s own nemesis, Pierre, Elliot Trudeau …Petro-Canada was born with Strong as president.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  garboard
June 6, 2021 4:56 am

That water is needed in Aspen and Vail for snow-making for elite Euros to ski upon after flying in via private (high carbon footprint) jets.

markl
June 5, 2021 10:57 am

Talk about diminishing returns and CC wins the prize. How many times do they think they can make these announcements?

Joe Crawford
June 5, 2021 10:59 am

I think my B.S. meter just went on overload… again.

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  Joe Crawford
June 5, 2021 12:16 pm

Mine goes to “11”.

Despite being “one louder” than yours, my BS meter also suffers frequent overloads.

2hotel9
June 5, 2021 11:01 am

They are absolutely right! More and more people throughout the world are no longer believing their lies. It will come like that moment of a party, pop, its over, time to finish your drink as you head for the door.

ResourceGuy
June 5, 2021 11:01 am

I think we’re going to need climate policy refugee aid stations set up for Californians, Brits, and those politically disconnected in corrupt states like Illinois and NY.

Loren C. Wilson
June 5, 2021 11:02 am

Since the earyh has been warmer and had higher CO2 in the atmosphere for most of its existence, there is no tipping point. The only tipping point the earth faces is the start of the next glacial period. Humans face a stupidity tipping point, and we are far past the point of no return already.

Mr.
June 5, 2021 11:03 am

Was it the UN who coined that immortal battle cry –

“RINSE AND REPEAT”

(ad nauseam)

Gordon A. Dressler
June 5, 2021 11:06 am

Uh-oh. The dreaded “point of no return”.

Now, let me think . . . where, and how long ago, did I last hear that same phrase?

rah
June 5, 2021 11:15 am

The UN passed the point of no return with me a long, long, time ago.

Art-Kingston
June 5, 2021 11:19 am

For too long, humanity has…”ploughed it’s grasslands into oblivion”. Apparently that’s okay if it’s to accommodate solar farms.

gringojay
Reply to  Art-Kingston
June 5, 2021 12:03 pm

At least there’s now a bovine methane neutralizer being sold ( & Cargil intends to
have all it’s affiliated European operators use these). After all, it’s become demonstrably unfair only humans get to mask up.

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philincalifornia
Reply to  gringojay
June 5, 2021 2:12 pm

Typical planet-savers – they put it on the wrong end.

Peter W
Reply to  Art-Kingston
June 5, 2021 5:35 pm

Amusingly enough, the Wall Street Journal had a front page article today (6/5/2021) about environmentalists complaining how solar farms were destroying the environment!

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Peter W
June 6, 2021 6:31 am

Don’t forget the estimated 14 million trees in Scotland that have been removed to make way for windfarms

PCman999
June 5, 2021 11:25 am

“create millions of new jobs” … Highly suspect considering thise would be government jobs paid for by excess taxes that would kill proportionately more private sector jobs that have a far greater impact on the economy. Ultra suspicious number coming from a socialist propagandist.

Editor
June 5, 2021 11:28 am

I agree that YOU the U.N. are rapidly reaching the point of no return, fail to stop and prevent wars, fail to stop the embezzlement of international relief funding of poor nations, fail to stop and prevent disease outbreaks, and many more failures your organization can boast about.

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mikebartnz
Reply to  Sunsettommy
June 6, 2021 12:32 am

Well the UN basically took over from the League of Nations with its main purpose being to stop global conflict. They have been as useful as tits on a bull at that and have instead gone over to other things as when the CAGW started they created thirty six quangos. None are elected but we all pay for this bull shit.
When are people going to wake up.

philincalifornia
June 5, 2021 11:29 am
gringojay
Reply to  philincalifornia
June 5, 2021 12:13 pm

Maldives former President currently holding another elected office experienced diversity just a month ago when targeted for assassination. Place has other issues.

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Bruce Cobb
June 5, 2021 11:39 am

If feel-good, greenie-weenie, eco-farberbargle jibber-jabber were an olympic sport, Guterres would win the gold medal.

TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 11:41 am

The Point Of No Return (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2011
https://youtu.be/_15WJ9ydmgk

Scissor
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 12:34 pm

The swinging chandelier was my favorite. I hope to get back to London if this insanity should abate.

TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  Scissor
June 5, 2021 1:25 pm

Best wishes for a safe trip. If you take a cruise line out of Florida, you won’t have to show proof of vaccination.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues his winning streak. 
The cruise line Royal Caribbean International said it will no longer require its passengers to be vaccinated for COVID after initially saying they would.
DeSantis had threatened to enforce Florida law on cruise companies which would fine companies $5,000 each time they asked for proof of vaccination.
The Miami Herald reported:

Royal Caribbean International will no longer require any of its cruise passengers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as it had previously planned to.

In a press release Friday announcing cruises for sale on eight of its ships from U.S. ports this summer, starting with Freedom of the Seas from PortMiami on July 2, the company said it will recommend passengers get the COVID-19 vaccine, but not require it. The announcement is a reversal from previous statements andvaccine protocols the company submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month that said it would require all passengers at least 18 years old and older to be vaccinated.

mikebartnz
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 6, 2021 12:37 am

You can probably thank the governor for that. It was going to hurt their profits. Nothing like squeezing them by the balls.

Dennis Stayer
June 5, 2021 11:56 am

While I view the U.N. and the IPCC as utterly corrupt and of even less value than the League of Nations was in avoiding WWII, the IPCC in AR3 made its first and probably only truthful statement, that being the Climate is a coupled nonlinear chaotic system the future states of which are impossible to predict. So why is it that ever since then leftist politicians and pseudo scientists have predicted our doom with no science behind them citing horribly flawed models. Could it be as Naomi Orsekes has stated that it’s not about the climate, it’s about the end of capitalism (and end to individual freedom).

n.n
Reply to  Dennis Stayer
June 5, 2021 3:58 pm

Yes, chaotic (“evolutionary”), unknown, unknowable, and unwieldy, where processes are deterministic in the near frame, stochastic in a limited frame, and undetermined at the Twilight Fringe, thus the separate and intersecting logical domains: science (probable), philosophy (possible), fantasy (improbable), and faith (trust).

Thomas Gasloli
June 5, 2021 12:04 pm

What do nuclear fusion power and the climate tipping point have in common? They are both 10 years away and always will be.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
June 5, 2021 4:23 pm

I hope not. I am looking forward to the End of the World. Maybe these Alarmists will finally shut up,,,

Ed B
June 5, 2021 12:14 pm

I twice tried sharing this on Facebook, and both times it was removed, the first time after a couple minutes (I got one Like, then couldn’t see my posting), and the second time immediately. Looks like Facebook is censoring WUWT.

Ed B
Reply to  Ed B
June 5, 2021 1:50 pm

For the third time, I didn’t use the Facebook button on this page, just copied and pasted the URL of the article to my Facebook page. Also removed almost immediately.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Ed B
June 5, 2021 3:50 pm

Orwell predicted this

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Ed B
June 6, 2021 4:59 am

The “vaccine hesitancy” score must have been over the FB limit (Project VERITAS).

MarkW
June 5, 2021 12:15 pm

Is this the 5th or the 6th final chance?

Rud Istvan
Reply to  MarkW
June 5, 2021 12:26 pm

No. The umpteenth.

LdB
Reply to  MarkW
June 6, 2021 9:56 am

Yeah seriously can’t we just declare we are doomed and no-one except the special people care.

TRM
June 5, 2021 12:22 pm

Again? LMAO

ScienceABC123
June 5, 2021 12:44 pm

We are rapidly reaching the point of no return for the planet.”

I believe the first time I heard that was in 1993, 27 years ago!

n.n
June 5, 2021 12:44 pm

We are climbing the grade on the sociopolitical, if not the climate, stadium wave. Everyone raise your hands. Hi mom!.

Cheshire Red
June 5, 2021 12:51 pm

Another fake deadline to time-limit another fake call to action. Like the sofa adverts that scream ‘offer ends 4pm Sunday! Don’t miss out!’….then a slightly different variation on the same offer starts again on Monday.

They’ve permanently got a sofa ‘offer’ available just as the UN is permanently wailing about bogus deadline, thresholds, limits and tipping points to Save The Planet. And this time folks we really mean it!

Fake, fake, fake.

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Tom Abbott
June 5, 2021 12:53 pm

From the article: “Resilient Earth ‘Needs Our Help’ to Reverse [Human-caused Climate Change] Damage, Secretary-General Stresses in Message for World Environment Day”

To reverse what damage?

Since Human-caused Climate Change has never been shown to exist, therefore, damage from Human-caused Climate Change does not exist.

The Secretary-General of the UN is blowing smoke.

The next Climate Change conference is coming up soon. The Secretary-General is trying to set the stage by telling lies to scare people.

Gunga Din
June 5, 2021 1:02 pm

“The point of no return.”
When did they start using that?
Was it after “projections” of this or that happening by (plug in the year) didn’t happen?
Nature didn’t cooperate and some of the sheep noticed.

So by saying “the point of no return”, nature doesn’t have to cooperate.
They’ve added a decade or so to beginning of the ever-moving goalpost.

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Mark D
Reply to  Gunga Din
June 6, 2021 8:11 am

Sailing off the edge of the flat earth is the point of no return.

Kevin Stall
June 5, 2021 1:04 pm

You can tell he didn’t read the IPCC report. The fine print said it could take 65 years.

TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  Kevin Stall
June 5, 2021 1:15 pm

Common Core math.

PaulH
June 5, 2021 1:06 pm

A musical interlude for the UN 🙂

TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  PaulH
June 5, 2021 1:14 pm

Great Minds Think Alike. I was going to post that video but decided instead to post The Point Of No Return (Live At The Royal Albert Hall/2011
….see earlier comment.

PaulH
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 1:15 pm

Ah, an excellent choice! 🙂

MarkW
Reply to  PaulH
June 5, 2021 1:57 pm

Have we started the Final Countdown?

TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 1:20 pm

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CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 2:31 pm

I’ve been surviving gloom-and-doom and end-of-the-world prognostications for over 50 years now. I started keeping track after Paul Ehrlich came out with his “The Population Bomb” book back in 1968. I haven’t counted the number of wrong predictions he made in his book, but I would not be surprised if it was rather lengthy.

Between Ehrlich, the U.N., and the climate alarmist scientists and their MSM mouthpieces, it must be a struggle for the believers to maintain their mental health these days.

BTW, when is our Sun supposed to go nova…..in about 2 billion years or so?

Doonman
June 5, 2021 1:38 pm

Which tipping point are we at now? The ones we already passed because the
“heat is already in the pipeline” or the new ones we are predicting for the future?

Vuk
June 5, 2021 1:50 pm

“We are rapidly reaching the point of no return”Who are these retarded morons? this planet since its day one has always been on the point of no return.

Mark D
Reply to  Vuk
June 6, 2021 8:14 am

Birth is a fatal experiment.

June 5, 2021 2:33 pm

That is probably because the UN said it could give us a Montreal Protocol for the climate but then it couldn’t.

https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/06/05/the-paris-agreement/

High Treason
June 5, 2021 2:38 pm

The only “passed the point of no return” is with political indoctrination and brainwashing of the young with ecopoison. We are also probably passed the point of no return with the Gramsci march through the institutions. As for climate, the planet will pass its point of no return in billions of years, not 10 years.

George Daddis
June 5, 2021 2:48 pm

I love the phrase “Science tells us”.
Is this “Science” like Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi?

Fauci just said disagreeing with him is attacking “Science”.
I hope “Science” doesn’t have a large Navy to fight back!

I believe in Science“. Believing in an abstraction is religion.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  George Daddis
June 6, 2021 5:01 am

Climastrology.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  George Daddis
June 6, 2021 1:59 pm

Real science requires no “belief;” what is says is transparent, open, objective, supported by empirical observations and/or experiment, and is falsifiable.

None of this, of course, applies to the ridiculous notion that human activities are going to cause a “climate catastrophe” through their relative pittance of CO2 emissions.

As soon as someone says they “believe” in “science” or some proposition that so-called “science” advances, you know they’re talking about the secular, politically motivated religion that passes for “science” among far too many deluded people today.

Stargrazzer
June 5, 2021 3:02 pm

New Decade same Fake message.
Actually I now think ‘Save The Planet’ is likely ‘Save The Planet for the Elites, they just need to get rid of the rest of us, and wonder how that’ll be achieved?

TEWS_Pilot
June 5, 2021 3:41 pm

The Harris/Biden administration will save the world……comment image

F. Ross
June 5, 2021 3:49 pm

@ General Secretary António Guterres…

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” – Yogi Berra

Ulric Lyons
June 5, 2021 3:49 pm

Nature is broken, it can only be saved with green bonds and the Sustainable Markets Initiative.
~ Mafia Toni.

Rich Davis
June 5, 2021 3:51 pm

Nice. 32 years of world ending in 10 years and nobody seems to even notice the irony. When the latest goalpost move expires they will be in fusion power territory.

Mike Maguire
June 5, 2021 5:46 pm

UN: ” Science tells us these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”

If we keep this up for another 10 years, the higher latitudes will be getting closer to the warmth of the Holocene climate optimum, 9,000 to 5,000 years ago………oh no!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_climatic_optimum

UN: “We need to replant and protect our forests.”

You want to grow trees and forests as quickly as possible?
Do exactly what we have been doing……increase CO2 even more!

“Forests are growing faster, ecologists discover; Climate change appears to be driving accelerated growth”
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100201171641.htm

UN: “Science tells us these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”

Hey, wait a minute, didn’t they just say that at the top?
Correct and they’ve been saying it constantly since the late 1980’s…..but there’s been a change in one of the earliest articles of the United Nations stating this below. What is it?

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not CheckedPETER JAMES SPIELMANN June 29, 1989:

https://apnews.com/article/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0

“He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.”

Here is the change:
I’ve been sending that article and link above to people for at least a decade. Earlier this year, they eliminated the title and date of the article that I inserted above the link here for you to see.
Clearly, they did it to make it harder to find(hide it) for people doing a search online and also to eliminate the embarrassing title and year(1989) when the Associated Press reported the United Nations trying to scare us with the ” we have 10 years left” false narrative……32 years ago.

So I guess that we must have killed the planet 3 times since then (-:
Funny how the planet shows it by greening up.

UN: ” Science tells us these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”

Yes, we know United Nations, please stop telling us that. I guess that we must be greening the planet to death (-:

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/69258/

Paul Johnson
June 5, 2021 5:53 pm

It seems that the U.N. has become Hollywood: no original ideas, just keep making sequels.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 6, 2021 2:05 pm

“It seems that the U.N. has become Hollywood: no original ideas, just keep making sequels re-making the same things over and over.”

Fixed it for ya.

observa
June 5, 2021 5:57 pm

Been there seen that done that-
Is a 1989 ‘U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked’ Article Authentic? – Truth or Fiction?
We didn’t heed the warning by 2000 so unfortunately we’re all doomed. Stay calm and stiff upper lip so as not to upset the children with the time they have left and may your God walk with you when the dooming is upon us.

gbaikie
June 5, 2021 6:02 pm

–According to United Nations General Secretary António Guterres, “these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”.–

We have 10 years to abolish the human train wreck of the UN. They rape, they steal. they cause too many wars.
And chief Mafia boss is warning you all- he going to do even worst things then they already have done.

Gordon A. Dressler
June 5, 2021 6:17 pm

Hey, the UN is so johnny-come-lately about its point-of-no-return message:

“Humanity ‘Past Point of No Return’ When it Comes to Global Warming?”, https://weather.com/news/climate/video/humanity-past-point-of-no-return-when-it-comes-to-global-warming , Feb 11, 2021

” ‘Past a point of no return’: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero still won’t stop global warming, study says”, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/12/reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions-stop-climate-change-study/3761882001/ , Nov 12, 2020

“With Sea Level Rise, We’ve Already Hurtled Past A Point Of No Return”, https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/with-sea-level-rise-weve-already-hurtled-past-a-point-of-no-return , Dec 6, 2019

“I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival”, Prince Charles speech at a Reception for Commonwealth Foreign Ministers, July 11, 2019
[note: July 11, 2019 + 18 months = mid-January 2021, so we passed that point-of-no-return nearly 5 months ago]

I could go on and on, but need I?

Stick a fork in the Earth folks, it’s done 🙂

NOT!

Gary Pearse
June 5, 2021 7:08 pm

Does that mean Gutteres won’t be back? Well, cheery then.

Frank Hansen
June 5, 2021 8:03 pm

It is quite clear why we get these repeated claims of a ten year period before doom. It is because humans have ten fingers. If we only had eight fingers the period before next doom would be 8 years.

David A
Reply to  Frank Hansen
June 5, 2021 10:43 pm

These guys are all thumbs.

H.R.
June 5, 2021 8:41 pm

We are rapidly reaching the point of no return […]”

Well……. buh-bye, then… Happy Trails to you… remember to pack a lunch…

…and don’t come back.

wadesworld
June 5, 2021 8:57 pm

I have a proposal. Bulldoze the home of every UN climate official and replace it with green space. That will be a step towards the goal, will it not?

Surely they won’t complain about that, so concerned are they for the future of the Earth.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  wadesworld
June 6, 2021 2:09 pm

You just need to make sure the officials are inside before the dozers start their work! Otherwise they’ll just take up residence elsewhere and start all over again!

Patrick MJD
June 5, 2021 9:43 pm

these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”

Wasn’t that 2 years ago?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Patrick MJD
June 6, 2021 4:06 am

Climate Czar Kerry says we only have nine years left before Climate Disaster. The UN seems to be giving us an extra year.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Patrick MJD
June 6, 2021 2:10 pm

No, it was 32 years ago – try to keep up. ;-D

RoHa
June 5, 2021 10:16 pm

I thought we passed the tipping point ten years ago.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  RoHa
June 6, 2021 4:06 am

We did. This is a new tipping point.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  RoHa
June 6, 2021 2:11 pm

No it was 22 years ago, then 10 years ago, then 2 years ago, and so on, and so on…

mikebartnz
June 5, 2021 11:50 pm

How do such idiots get to positions like that. Makes me glad my days are numbered because I don’t believe it will get better in the near future.

Vincent Causey
June 6, 2021 12:07 am

It is remarkable that none of these people appear see the contradiction between making statements about deforestation, pollution, species loss etc, while at the same time advocating for more “renewables”.

It has been explained numerous times that wind and solar will necessarily entail massive mining operations that despoil vast tracts of the landscape and massive clearance of habitat for them to live in, while biomass involves burning living forests. I mean, seriously, are these folk that dumb, or merely duplicitous?

alacran
June 6, 2021 2:30 am

The only reason why this Portugese Socialist was installed as an UN- secretary, is to promote the green-left-wing nonsens about climate-disruption over and over again!
Where is AGW when you need it in one of the coldest Spring months in Europe?(Lol: its weather of course!)
The real problems we have to face the next ten years are, casino-capitalism, overpopulation, religious and political fanaticism, corruption and incompetence all over the world and the illegal migration , that is turning developed states into shitholes!
That’s what destroys ecosystems, brings loss of biodiversity and pollution! “Climatechange” is an inflated nonproblem to cover up the real- and eco-problems!

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huls
June 6, 2021 3:41 am

Thereś an unfortunate error in the text. Where it reads: “Science tells us these next 10 years are our final chance to avert a climate catastrophe”, it should read: “Science posers tell us these next 10 years are our final, final, final, no really this time it’s real, absolutely final, most finalist ever chance to avert a climate catastrophe”.

Then it all makes sense

Lrp
June 6, 2021 3:59 am

I’ll repeat: Guterres is an idiot

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Lrp
June 6, 2021 5:03 am

Algore is an idiot.

Iron Mountain
June 6, 2021 7:41 am

Green house gases have nothing to do with global warming. Its been proven over and over by real scientist not getting money from governments and the UN so they can tax us. In 1970 the worlds population was 3.7 billion, in 2020 it had risen to 7.840 billion, that over 4 billion more people putting out 98.6 degrees, paving forrest and fields, and reflecting heat back into the atmosphere.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Iron Mountain
June 6, 2021 8:33 am

“. . . and reflecting heat back into the atmosphere” . . . where it wouldn’t matter squat if there were not such a thing as greenhouse gases and their ability to (a) absorb LWIR associated with such low temperature radiation, (b) thermalize this absorbed energy with the rest of the lower atmosphere, that is nitrogen and oxygen, and (c) with the result that the entire atmosphere, not just water vapor, CO2 and methane components, radiate about half of that absorbed energy back to Earth’s surface to prevent it from freezing.

BTW, I am aware that the use of “reflecting” in the above quoted phrase is actually incorrect: the radiated “heat” attributed to the processes mentioned is inherently due to Stefan-Boltzmann radiation, not reflection.

Andy Pattullo
June 6, 2021 8:35 am

The end is still nigh, pass the cash.

ResourceGuy
June 6, 2021 8:46 am

You’ll get a two-year extension if you make the indulgence payments in cash.

ResourceGuy
June 6, 2021 8:47 am

How about a Truth and Reconciliation Commission first?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 6, 2021 8:58 am

Or, alternatively, we could go straightaway to the Inquisition on Climate to have maximum impact.

Pariah Dog
June 6, 2021 9:28 am

It’s like deja-vu all over again.

Michael
June 6, 2021 12:49 pm

Let us offer up the UN as sacrifice to appease the climate gods so that we may avert this prophecy of climate doom.

spock
June 7, 2021 6:07 pm

The climate change kooks such as Algore said the same crap 25 years ago – caterwauling that we had only a few years to “save the planet”
They are like the boy who cried wolf.

What happens after the 10 years have passed with no catastrophe?

Of course they will move the goal posts once again and blubber that “we have only 10 years to save the planet!”

Earthwell
June 8, 2021 2:18 am

OMG, shocking with the phrase”no return”…… It seems that everyone on earth should work harder to create a twist. I try to reflect on myself and see if I can do more bits for the environment’s good. Maybe I should drive less, or drive green cars like ford ranger raptor.

Theresa W Chavez
June 8, 2021 6:48 pm

For too long, humanity has cut down the Earth’s forests, polluted its rivers and oceans, and ploughed its grasslands into oblivion. We are ravaging the very ecosystems that underpin our societies. And, in doing so, we risk depriving ourselves of the food, water and resources we need to survive.

Under this context, we should choose public transit over driving private cars. If owning a car becomes a necessity, we should take into consideration the fuel efficiency. Suziki Vitara has done a good job in this field.

reputlxy
June 8, 2021 6:52 pm

The real problems we have to face in the next decade are casino capitalism, overpopulation, religious and political fanaticism, corruption and incompetence around the world, and illegal immigration, which are turning developed countries into garbage dumps!
This is the reason for the destruction of the ecosystem and the loss and pollution of biodiversity! ““ “Climate change” is an exaggerated non issue to cover up the reality and ecological problems!

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