In advance of the report this week, the world media has been hysterical with reports such as:
Billions of people will suffer water shortages and the number of hungry will grow by hundreds of millions by 2080 as global temperatures rise, scientists warn in a new report.The significance of this conclusion cannot be underestimated. This report will provide the "hammer" to force world compliance. The reasoning will be that if the world's scientific community can say that man has caused the warming, then man must work to reverse the process. And who will pay? Those most responsible for causing the pollution and can most afford to pay. That means "the world's biggest polluter," the United States will be forced in a variety of world courts, including the court of public opinion, to finance "mitigation projects" around the world. Never mind that those legal venues do not yet apply to the US. They will.
The report estimates that between 1.1 billion and 3.2 billion people will be suffering from water scarcity problems by 2080 and between 200 million and 600 million more people will be going hungry.
Coastal flooding could affect 7 million homes worldwide.
The Artic will be ice free in late summer.
This quote by a UN Official portends dark days ahead for those climate skeptics who dare to challenge the alarmist consensus.
"This report closes the doors to those who were able to detract from the issue, and puts an end to the notion of uncertainty and doubt about man's role in climate change," commented United Nations Environment Programme executive director Achim Steiner.No longer will debate about the cause of the warming be countenanced. Skeptics will become heretics who will of course, be burned at the stake in an "earth friendly way." The watermelons have won an important victory.