As the United Nations rolls out its latest series of apocalyptic climate change warnings, demanding nations make “deeper and faster cuts” to emissions than ever before, it is worth casting an eye back through history to see if such dire warnings have any degree of accuracy.
For at least three decades scientists and activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming crisis that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.
The only solution, they say, is to introduce punishing new taxes and rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil — that serve as the pillars of modern society.
Only quick, radical action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change, international bodies like the United Nations have been warning for decades…
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