|Climate change is - fortunately - "not the highest priority" for this lady.|
As always before UN mega climate meetings, the global warming lobby - which nowadays also includes the World Bank - is desperately trying to scare politicians into "action". In Germany, chancellor Merkel's climate advisor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is doing his part in the scare mongering campaign, but the "world famous physicist and climate researcher" appears to be rather frustrated with his boss, for whom global warming is "not the highest priority":
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a leading German climate scientist and the government's chief advisor on climate-related issues, warns that the goal of keeping global warming below two degrees Celsius by 2100 will only be possible with a massive rethinking of priorities. "We're currently on a course to see a 3.5 to 4 degree (6.3 to 7.2 degree Fahrenheit) change by the end of the century," Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), told SPIEGEL. "We've stressed time and again, that we need nothing less than a new industrial revolution, but many politicians haven't listened. They've just sat back."Schellnhuber says that the European Union could easily achieve a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020 relative to 1990, instead of the 20 percent it has committed to. Schellnhuber asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a "coalition of the willing." But unfortunately, he said, climate change is "not the highest priority" for Germany's leader.
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The fact of the matter is that heads of state and government in all major countries pay only lip service to the global warming religion. If they would really believe in the enviro-fundamentalist teachings, they would certainly all gather in Doha and make the necessary decisions. But instead they concentrate on other, more urgent - and real - problems.
Maybe it is time for Merkel to hire a new climate advisor?