American media, Big Tech and world governments continue to push a “doomsdaay” narrative that the environment is on the brink of collapse due to climate change. Now, in explosive comments, the newly elected head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Jim Skea, says there is no “existential threat to humanity.”
Skea made the comments in interviews with major German news outlets over the weekend, just days after he was elected to the new role at the international panel, which monitors and assesses the science related to possible climate change.
“If you constantly communicate the message that we are all doomed to extinction, then that paralyzes people and prevents them from taking the necessary steps to get a grip on climate change,” he told the German news agency DPA on July 29.
Skea, who has over 40 years’ experience in climate science, stressed that global temperatures increasing by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era does not pose an “existential threat to humanity.”
Under the Paris Climate Agreement— adopted in 2015 and formally ratified in 2016—hundreds of nations agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius in an effort to “significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change.”
However, Skea told Der Spiegel magazine, “We should not despair and fall into a state of shock” if global temperatures were to increase by this amount and that, “The world won’t end if it warms by more than 1.5 degrees.”
His comments also contrast with what has been labeled an alarmist claim by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres who recently warned that “the era of global warming has ended” and “the era of global boiling has arrived” following claims of record-breaking temperatures across the world, including parts of Europe and the Americas, in July.
Still no consensus on “climate change”
Many experts have repeatedly raised concerns about the impending climate doomsday regularly cited by environmental activists, including more than 1,100 scientists and professionals with the independent foundation Climate Intelligence (CLINTEL) who issued a statement in 2022 declaring that “there is no climate emergency.”
Some of those experts, including Nobel prize-winning physicist John F. Clauser, have been censored owing to their skepticism over climate change.
Clauser, who has previously voiced his disagreement with the Biden administration’s climate policies, was scheduled to present a seminar to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about climate models on July 25 but was pulled from the event, according to the CO2 Coalition, a non-partisan educational foundation of which Mr. Clauser is a board member.
Prior to the scheduled event, Clauser had also told the Korea Quantum Conference, “I don’t believe there is a climate crisis,” adding that some of the “key processes” used in models on climate change “are exaggerated and misunderstood by approximately 200 times.”