In a shocking turn of events, a highly-respected and world-renowned environmental activist has had a change of heart and now wants to tell the truth about climate change.
So, why did Michael Shellenberger, a fixture in the “Climate Scare” camp, who even worked with the Obama administration, finally come clean on the climate hoax?
Well, according to him it’s because of his teenage daughter.
Thanks to people like AOC, and Greta Thunberg, she was scared-stiff – feeling as if the earth would spontaneously explode at any second.
Shellenberger says after he spoke to his daughter and explained the REAL facts, she calmed down, but her friends were still just as panicked.
That’s when he knew he had to go public with the truth, apologize for the fearmongering, and try and calm down an entire generation of worry-warts that he helped create.
On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.
I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.
But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.
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
I know that the above facts will sound like “climate denialism” to many people. But that just shows the power of climate alarmism.
Shellenberger says that his “coming out” process has been difficult. For a while, he basically avoided speaking out against the climate scare because he felt embarrassed that he had been one of the biggest “alarmists.” After all, he had frequently called climate change an “existential” threat to human civilization, and yes, he even called it a “crisis.”
But Shellenberger said he was mostly scared.
For a long while, he kept quiet about the climate lies and scare campaign because he didn’t want to lose friends and funding.
After all, the few times he dared to even gently defend others calling out the mistruths about climate change he suffered severely. This is why he mostly just stood by and did nothing as his fellow environmentalists terrified the public and especially young people with misinformation.
But all that’s changed now – he’s fearless and spreading the truth.
I encourage you to read the entire fascinating piece here.
This piece was written by Missy Crane on June 30, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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