Lomborg: Despite having excellent PR, green energy remains expensive and inefficient compared to fossil fuels. The International Energy Agency finds that this year, more than $115 billion will be spent on subsidies just for uncompetitive solar and wind, meeting less than 1% of global energy needs...The Paris agreement was always oversold. Despite rhetoric about keeping temperature rises to 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius, the United Nations body that oversees the Treaty estimates that if every country were to achieve every promise by 2030, the total greenhouse gas cut would be equivalent to just 60 billion tons of carbon dioxide. Keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees C requires a reduction in emissions during this century of almost 6,000 billion tons. Even with complete success, Paris makes only 1% progress toward the least ambitious target.
"If the planet is on a carbon diet, then the Paris Agreement is just a flippant promise to eat one salad. Its advocates want us to belief that, 15 years after this salad, we will then undertake incredibly strict exercise and diet regimen."
Award-winning Astrophysicist Dr. Shaviv is in Germany with many other skeptical scientists during the UN climate summit. Shaviv is warning about the scientific fallacies presented by the UN IPCC panel about global warming climate change. His full presentation at the conference is on November 10th.
Dr. Nir Shaviv on Cambridge Debate: 'I was quite shocked to see how the audience was so one sided (though far less than the ridiculous 97:3 ratio we hear about!) and unwilling to listen to scientific arguments.'
Dr. Shaviv's Key scientific points: 'Evidence for warming is not evidence for warming by humans.'
'Anyone who appeals to authority or to a majority [97% claims] to substantiate his or her claim is proving nothing.'
'The polar bear population is now probably at its highest in modern times!'
'There is no single piece of evidence that proves that a given amount of CO2 increase should cause a large increase in temperature.'
'Over geological time scales, there were huge variations in the CO2 (a factor of 10) and they have no correlation whatsoever with the temperature. 450 million years ago there was 10 times as much CO2 in the atmosphere but more extensive glaciations.'
'The simple truth is that in the height of the middle ages it was probably just as warm as the latter half of the 20th century'
'Taking unnecessary precautionary steps when we know they are unnecessary is immoral. It is even committing statistical murder.'
'Let us use our limited resources to treat real problems.'