I'm 40 years old. I recall pretty well the last 35 years of my life, and there has been a never-ending stream of impending climate emergency proclamations for those 35 years. It's always just a few years off. But those few years keep coming and going, any nothing serious ever happens. Older people tell me that the same kind of thing was happening previous to the beginning of my memories in the early 80s. I know there was a big scare about global cooling before I was born. So, I put absolutely zero stock in the proclamations of so-called environmental experts.
That doesn't mean that I think environmental issues are unimportant. On the contrary, I think such issues are far too important to entrust to people or organizations that have been wrong about them over and over and over again.
I don't think a civilisation ending runaway climate has ever been seriously talk about as occurring in a "few years" by most scientists until very recently, they did start the warnings back in the 70's, 80's and 90's of global warming, saying we had some decades to reverse the trend
As the Science instruments/measuring gets better the consensus has really built round uncontrolled climate change occurring much sooner now, it's a huge risk to let this slide or be downplayed, the consequences are dire
Last edited by Rab - on 21 June 2020