The headlines scream, “A ‘study’ shows over 11,000 scientists say there is a climate emergency.”

Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.

Exactly 40 years ago, scientists from 50 nations met at the First World Climate Conference (in Geneva 1979) and agreed that alarming trends for climate change made it urgently necessary to act.

Blah blah blah

Then there are a bunch of frightening graphs of changes since 1979. The legend for one of the alarming graphs is interesting:

In panel (f), annual tree cover loss may be for any reason (e.g., wildfire, harvest within tree plantations, or conversion of forests to agricultural land). Forest gain is not involved in the calculation of tree cover loss. 

Well – that sounds fair, unbiased and reasonable! Jones will be very miffed that they did not count the 1 billion trees he has planted.

Here are a couple of graphs showing the world falling into the abyss:

Vertical lines are 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020

Greenland is losing 2610 gigatonnes of ice per decade. Oh dear – there are only 2,565,000 gigatonnes left. At that alarming rate it will all be gone in 982 decades.

Antarctica is fairing much better, only losing 1230 gigatonnes of ice per decade. This is excellent news and there is much more ice there anyway – 26,500,000 gigatonnes. Since it is only disappearing half as fast it should last us another 21,544 decades or so. It is also curious that there was apparently no ice loss before about 2003.

They propose the usual Malthusian solutions: Stop breeding, stop using evil fossil fuels, stop eating meat etc etc.

Mitigating and adapting to climate change means transforming the ways we govern, manage, eat, and fulfil material and energy requirements.

Yeah, whateva

I guess it all must be true as there are some impressive names with stunning credentials in the list of 11,258 signatories of ‘scientists’, to wit:


To maintain order and decency in the comments section The BFD will adopt the normal media approach to this topic, as eloquently expressed by Governor Newsom from California.