I just watched this video here and I wanted to point out the “hysteria” language being used to “sell” the idea that climate change is a threat.
Note at around 0:50 the UN Climate Chief, Christiana Figueres, says that there is “more risk” in not doing anything rather “than doing something.” There is the hysteria and crisis. However, I am sure that her definition of risk has to do with the impact on the planet rather than the impact that trapping carbon will impact those who are going to have to pay for it—rich humans, i.e., the United States and the Western “developed” countries while developing nations, including China and India, are still going to be exempt from “stopping” what they are most responsible for “causing.”
Developed countries are going to be charged $100 BILLION dollars to help developing countries “adapt” to climate change by 2020.
Note the hypocrisy here: The whole point of the hysteria of climate change is to enact more government and erode more liberty on faulty science to STOP climate change. If we are going to stop climate change, why do we have to pay developing countries to adopt to it? Thus, here in one speech, in about twenty-one seconds, the UN Climate Chief exposes the illogical nature of the argument of climate change. It is not about the climate. It is global hysterics centered on a global redistribution of wealth from the haves to the have-nots.
Further, the implementation of all the climate change plans would only lower the projected warming by 1 – 3.3 degrees Celsius (deg C) NOT stop it completely. But lets look at these actual numbers. Figueres says that warming is projected to increase without climate change restrictions to be from 4 – 6 deg C. With the climate change restrictions she says the earth “could” only warm 2.7 – 3 deg C. She seems more confident on the 4 deg C than she does on the 6 deg C. But lets take the 6 deg C rise without restrictions and the 2.7 deg C with them. That gives a net change of 3.3 deg C. In looking at this page, we see that the temperature increase actually starts before the increase in CO2-levels in the atmosphere. More description of this phenomenon can be found here.
But these same articles and charts show that around 18,000 years ago the Earth was around 9-10 deg C COLDER than present time and that for probably 800 years prior to today the Earth’s temperature has been statistically stable!
Thanks to the excellent analysis by geocraft.com and co2science.org for presenting facts in the debate.