Climate change exists, but Michael Shellenberger has concluded that its effects are being DELIBERATELY exaggerated.
“On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate alarm that we have created in the last thirty years. Climate change is happening. It is simply not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.”
With these words, Michael Shellenberger began his letter and just like that, one of the greatest defenders of the reality of climate change and the threat it poses to the planet drove another deadly blow to climate alarmism.
He published his letter in Forbes magazine, in which he has been a regular contributor in recent times. Just hours later, Forbes decided to remove it from the internet.
Don’t worry, you can read it here, on Shellenberger’s own NGO website. Forbes’ attempts to minimize its impact have been in vain.
The letter is going around the world and it does so for a very simple reason: Shellenberger is not just any crazy denialist. We are actually talking about someone named “environmental hero” by Time magazine and the winner of the Green Book award in 2008.
As a repentant environmentalist who is asking the world for forgiveness continues his apology by saying that “it may seem weird for me to say precisely this. I have been a climate activist for twenty years.”
The arguments with which Shellenberger denies his own words of the past and those of many other environmentalists are very varied.
- “Humans are not causing a sixth mass extinction.”
- “Climate change is not making natural disasters worse.” “Fires are down 25% worldwide.”
- “The amount of land we use for meat, the largest land use by mankind, has decreased in an area almost as large as Alaska.”
- “Preventing future pandemics requires more and not less industrial agriculture.”
- “The Amazon is not the lung of the world.”
According to the same scientist, all these data “come from the best scientific studies available, including those carried out or accepted by the IPCC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)” and several other leading scientific bodies.
Based on all this, Shellenberger confirms the existence of climate change but minimizes media scaremongering, claiming that not only will it not extinguish us but it is beneficial and productive. The question is: Was he lying before or is he lying now?
“For years, I referred to climate change as an existential threat to human civilization and called it a crisis. But I was scared. I kept quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funds. The few times I gathered the courage to defend climate science from those who misrepresent it I suffered dire consequences. And so I stood by and did almost nothing while my fellow environmentalists terrorized the public. ”
Now he believes that things have gotten out of hand and that he must intervene. At the moment he has already been censored by Forbes.