Guest essay by Eric Worrall
We've listened to scientific advice about Covid-19, according to Greta Thunberg, but for some reason we're ignoring advice from climate researchers and biodiversity specialists.
"We can't do it without science": According to Greta Thunberg, climate experts are ignored
Climate specialists are not heard, although Covid shows the importance of following science, the activist says
Wed 30 Dec 2020 02.42 AEDT
In a joint interview with author Margaret Atwood, which was aired Tuesday on BBC Radio 4 as part of the guest editing of the Today program by the two-time Booker Prize winner.
Thunberg was asked if the effects of the pandemic would affect people's appreciation of science for climate information.
“It could definitely be. I think this pandemic has shed some light on how… we are dependent on science and that we can't do it without science, ”Thunberg said.
“But of course we're only listening to one type of scientist or some types of scientists, and for example we don't listen to climate researchers, we don't listen to scientists working on biodiversity, and of course that has to change. "
The environmental activist expressed skepticism when asked about the pledges made by nations to reduce their CO2 emissions, such as China, which has pledged to zero by 2060.
"That would be very nice if they actually meant something," said Thunberg. "We can't just go on talking about future, hypothetical, vague, distant dates and commitments. We have to do things now. And also net zero … that's a very big gap, you can fit a lot into the word" net "."
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/29/we-cannot-make-it-without-science-greta-thunberg-says-climate-experts-are-being-ignored
You can find the BBC interview here.
Why don't we treat all scientists equally? Because not all science is created equal. In my opinion, climate alarmists belong to the same category as UFO experts and parapsychologists. Climate alarmists make many wild theories, but their predictions of impending doom are consistently falsified, and they have no compelling evidence to back up their claims that we should listen to their warnings.
The other interviewee, Margaret Atwood, wrote The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale, a story told from the perspective of a sexual slave in a fictional US theocracy. In Atwood's story, the theocracy overthrew the republic at a time of violent upheaval after environmental collapse caused widespread famine and disease. The sexual slavery in Atwood's fictional dystopia was justified by a hideous interpretation of Genesis 30: 1-3.