There are many claims being made about climate change, usually from people who aren't climate scientists, and they often tend towards apocalyptic claims of doom and gloom. It's as if there's some sort of Doomsday Cult associated with climate change. "The end is near. You will perish in flame!"
Here are some examples:
"Billions will die"
"Life on Earth is dying"
- Extinction Rebellion environmental group
"The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change"
- Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
"Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it"
- Greta Thunberg
"Our children are going to die in the next 10 to 20 years"
"Mass migration around the world is already taking place due to [climate change induced drought] in countries, particularly South Asia"
- Extinction Rebellion spokesperson
"The climate driven fires in Australia have made the koala functionally extinct"
-Bill McKibben, American environmentalist
"The collapse of civilization may have already begun"
- Vice magazine
"A genocide like the Holocaust is happening again, on a far greater scale, and in plain sight, from climate change"
-Extinction Rebellion co-founder
The problem with these statements however, is there is no credible scientific body, nor anything from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that has ever supported any of the claims above.
So when Greta Thunberg scalded the United Nations about their "empty words", it was actually her that had the empty words. Maybe Greta should go to school and learn about things she doesn't know yet?
- Dave Badperson