By Paul Homewood
Paul Matthews reminds us that we are now only a year or two away from our new Siberian climate in Britain, at least according to the Guardian in 2004:
Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world. The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.
‘Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,’ concludes the Pentagon analysis. ‘Once again, warfare would define human life.’
The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority
Of course, we must not blame the Guardian. The Pentagon report was embraced by so-called eminent scientists such as Sir John Houghton, former chief executive of the Meteorological Office and Bob Watson, chief scientist for the World Bank and former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
So it must be right then!
Better dig out my long johns!
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January 21, 2019 at 04:18PM