Monday, January 25th, 2010
Apart from Al Gore, NASA’s Dr James Hansen, and the soon-to-be-much-missed head of the IPCC Dr Rajendra Pachauri, no one on earth has been a more voluble and extravagantly hysterical harbinger of Man-Made Eco Doom than Lord Stern of Brentford. (hat tip: Climategate.com and others)
The former Sir Nicholas Stern, you’ll remember, is the funny little World Banker with the accountant’s voice responsible for the 2006 Stern Review. This was the 712-page document, taken very seriously by world leaders, which claimed that Climate Change would be so damaging to the world’s economies it could reduce global GDP by as much as 20 per cent, certainly by at least 5 per cent “each year, now and forever.”
Melting glaciers would cause water shortages for one sixth of the world’s population.
Wildlife would be so devastated that up to 40 per cent of the world’s species might become extinct.
Up to 200 million people could become refugees as their homes were hit by drought.
By 2200 the annual cost of dealing with extreme weather events caused by “climate change” would be $23 trillion.
Since writing the report, Lord Stern has by no means seen fit to tone down his Cassandra-like screechings.
This article was posted: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 4:54 am