Another Climate Change Ransom Note

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: threatening us with hellfire and damnation.


This piece was written for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy – which published and distributed it to Canadian news outlets last week. It has since appeared in the Calgary Beacon.

On November 2, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sent humanity a ransom note. In the words of the UK-based cartoonist known as Josh, its message was: “Give us trillions or you will fry!! There will be storms floods droughts winds and pestilence. We really mean it this time.”

The IPCC’s most recent document is is a 100-page summary of a multi-thousand-page opus released in three instalments over the past 14 months. While the public is told this report – the fifth of its kind – is a scientific assessment of the state of the world’s climate, the truth is more complicated.

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