Activist Apologizes for ‘Climate Scare’

On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare - Michael Shellenberger June 29, 2020:
Well-known climate activist Michael Shellenberger has issued a public apology for the unfounded panic caused by environmentalists over the fabricated horrors of global warming.

Writing for Forbes Monday, Mr. Shellenberger — a Time magazine Hero of the Environment and winner of the 2008 Green Book Award — said that on behalf of environmentalists everywhere, “I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years.”


Mr. Shellenberger proceeds to deny 12 climate myths that have been drummed into the modern psyche, but which have no basis in scientific fact.

* Here are some facts few people know:

* Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”

* The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”

* Climate change is not making natural disasters worse

* Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003

* The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska

* The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California

* Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s

* Netherlands became rich not poor while adapting to life below sea level

* We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter

* Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change

* Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels

* Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture

Shellenberger writes that until last year, he avoided speaking out against the climate scare, in part because he was embarrassed, since he was “as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist.”

But then, last year, “things spiraled out of control,” he notes.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, ‘The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t climate change.” Britain’s most high-profile environmental group claimed ‘Climate Change Kills Children,’” he writes.

These and many other statements led to a glut of misinformation that left people around the world terrified and completely misguided about the reality of climate change.

This, in turn, impelled Shellenberger to issue an extended formal apology for “our fear-mongering” in the form of a book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.

When it comes to facts triumphing over fear, it’s better late than never.

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