‘As false as anything Twitter or Facebook have censored’ – Michael Shellenberger rebuts Biden’s claim that climate change will ‘threaten… literally, the existence of our planet’


By: - Climate DepotDecember 29, 2020 3:56 PM with 0 comments

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Five hours ago Joe Biden said climate change will “threaten… literally, the existence of our planet” — if, that is, we don’t take global action

That is as false as anything Twitter or Facebook have censored

And nobody in media have fact-checked it

Until now

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First, climate change does NOT threaten “the very existence of our planet”

That is ridiculous. Not even the most ridiculous apocalyptic environmentalists say that

There was once the idea that Earth could become like Venus but nobody even believes that any more 

A well-known climate scientist once told me that he & colleagues had attempted to model what it would take to create a Venus atmosphere on Earth with CO2 emissions. It required dedicating more that total GDP globally to the task simply of pumping CO2 into atmosphere 

But Venus aside, there isn’t even a science *fiction* scenario where climate change “literally threatens the existence of our planet”

How would such a thing even occur? There’s not even a mechanism. The worst anyone could imagine was Venus and Venus still exists.

Moving on..