And they’re getting really, really worked up over it
(News24) Cape Town – Scientists and environmentalists have reacted with anger to emerging reports that dismiss the reality of climate change.
Perhaps they should get mental health checkups before they harm others.
“No doubt, Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate variability and change because of multiple stresses and low adaptive capacity. Environmental and climatic stress also raises existing inequalities between rich and poor,” Professor Oliver C Ruppel told News24.
Yeah, because this hasn’t gone on for billions of years. One of the popular hypotheses about the rise of Man is that the changing climate turned forests/jungles with lots of trees into savannas, causing our ancestors to come down out of the trees. Alas, Ruppel is a law professor, which I guess passes for a “climate scientist” nowadays.
Also mentioned are
- IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri (no degree in climate science)
- Richard Worthington, World Wide Fund for Nature climate expert (no degree in climate science)
- Greenpeace Africa climate & energy campaigner Melita Steele. (no degree in climate science)
Ruppel is also a lead author for AR5, the next UN IPCC report. So, we now have lawyers writing the IPCC? Well, it’s now wonder, when he says stuff like this
“There is wide scientific consensus that the increased number and intensity of climate change induced natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes, is of alarming concern,” said Ruppel, though adding that not all climate events lead to disasters.
Climate astrology at its finest.