The head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Sept. 6 that the alarmist narrative on climate change resembles “religious extremism.”
In an interview with the Finnish magazine Talouselämä, Petteri Taalas said that he does not accept the alarmist arguments that the end of the world is near.
“It’s not going to be the end of the world. The world is becoming more and more challenging. In some parts of the world, living conditions are getting worse, but people have survived in difficult conditions,” Taalas said.
The expert also said that the discourse on climate change has gone too far.
“The environment created by the media has been causing anxiety. The last idea is that children [having children] are a negative thing. I’m worried about young mothers, who are already under a lot of pressure. This will only increase their burden,” the expert said.
Taalas warned about the pressure presented by radical environmentalists and ruled out that people should start living ascetically.
“If you start living like an orthodox monk,” he says, “the world will not be saved.”
The meteorologist highlighted the aggressiveness of the climate change alarmists and recounted how climate experts “have been attacked by these people who say we should be much more radical.”
“They’re doomsters and extremists; they make threats. The Extinction Rebellion movement demands much more radical action. They demand zero emissions by 2025 and ‘honest’ climate information from governments,” said Taalas.
Taalas also warned about the negative effect that a tax increase on fuel could have, citing as an example the case of the yellow vests protests in France.
Finally, he noted that extremist environmentalists have abused the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), selecting the parts they believe will support radical action.
“The IPCC reports have been read similarly to the Bible: They try to find certain pieces or sections from which they try to justify their extreme views. This resembles religious extremism,” he warned.
Cracks in climate alarmist narrative
These statements were received with great attention by Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who called Taalas’s comments “the biggest crack in the alarmist narrative for a long time.”
“More important than Climategate. WMO along with UNEP, is one of the 2 Partners that make UP THE IPCC. The meteorologists are real scientists and probably fed up with Greta, Mann, Gore, & AOC catastrophists. Good on him,” Moore said on Twitter.
AOC is the acronym commonly used to refer to congressional representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who is trying to impose extreme socialist policies on the basis of the catastrophic scenario drawn by the climate change narrative.
The other three mentioned in the message are climatologist Michael Mann, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish student, and Al Gore, the former vice president.
More and more scientists are speaking out against what they see as a real scam: anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change.
Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1979, revealed in a lecture at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with Young Scientists in 2015 that he resigned from the Physical Society of America in 2011 when it declared:
“The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security, and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.”
According to Giaever, “Nothing in science is incontrovertible,” and the expert said that the increase in average temperature over the past 100 years has been negligible.
“Global warming has become a new religion,” because you can’t discuss it or question it, the physicist explained.
Giaever asserts that the climate is constantly changing and that this has nothing to do with a global warming that, according to him, is not taking place.
The expert also questioned the fact that when people talk about climate change it is always considered something negative, which is not true.
Douglas Pollock, an industrial engineer from the University of Chile, said in an interview that, far from being negative, an increase in CO2 in the atmosphere and an increase in the planet’s temperature are positive things.
“Cold kills 20 times more human beings than heat,” says Pollock, adding that between 1983 and 2014, when there was a slight increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere, the Earth turned green by 15%.
As a result of this increase, 115,830 square miles of Sahara desert were reduced, and “is that bad or good for humanity,” the scientist asked.
According to Pollock the climate is changeable by its own nature and has always been changing and the planet has been warming since 1720, when the mini ice age ended and it was the weakest in the last 10,000 years.
“The highest average temperature ever measured was in 1998, 17 years ago. When will we stop spending money on alternative energy?” asked Giaever, former Nobel Prize winner in physics.
“It is very difficult for me to believe that all the governments in Europe, except Poland, are concerned about global warming, it must be a political issue,” he added.