Greta on her arrival in NYC in September 2019: 'I see myself everywhere. Just the night before one of my speeches had been projected onto the facade of the UN building.' ...
"The UN predicts that by the year 2050 there will be up to 1 billion climate refugees in the world. I wonder, what will it take for us to start facing these issues and begin to ask the uncomfortable questions?"
Climate Depot's response: "Who cares what the UN predicts by the year 2050?"
Kerry Emanuel claims: "Economic damage, normalized by world domestic product... from weather-related natural disasters have been increasing greatly."
Dr. Pielke responds: "This is incontrovertibly false. Contrary to Emanuel's claims, this metric is not "increasing greatly" (actually it is not even increasing)
"In fact, every study that has looked at global economic losses after normalization (for GDP or other factors) has consistently failed to identify any increase in losses at all."
Emanuel also writes: "There is strong and mounting evidence that climate change is increasing... the incidence of strong hurricanes."
Pielke Jr. responds: "Yet a recent WMO assessment polled its authors & concluded (image) no increase (so how can there be more disasters?)"
Kerry Emanuel has every right to his opinions, of course. But he should attend to his own factual accuracy before claiming (falsely) that "Michael Shellenberger's statement is not defensible" & "is patently false."