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Cal Thomas: False prophets of climate-ology


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The COP 28 Summit highlights the bizarre claims of climate change militants

A sign for the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Associated Press/Photo by Rafiq Maqbool

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is December 7th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Myrna Brown.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Up next: a plant-based diet. Now that has its benefits but WORLD commentator Cal Thomas says claims that it can stop global warming are overblown.

CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: The worthies attending the United Nations COP28 climate summit in Dubai are mostly not eating meat. That’s partially because those running the summit believe that animals produce flatulence and flatulence leads to “global warming.” Instead, attendees are getting mostly plant-based food.

 It’s become common these days for elites to gather and attempt to pass new regulations, increase taxes, and limit our freedoms. Global warming is the secular holy of holies and provides a rationale for all kinds of government intervention.

King Charles III ratcheted up his hyperbole about climate change by repeating this quote at the gathering: “The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth.” Did he have the Genesis account of creation in mind? Probably not.

In 2009, then-Prince Charles said we had only 96 months–or 8 years–to avert “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse.” Two thousand seventeen came and went and we have yet to see a collapse. Neither have any of the other numerous predictions from various climate change apostles come true. It doesn’t matter. Just as we have now learned from the British Medical Journals that studies did not prove “real-world effectiveness” for masking children during the Covid-19 pandemic, we should take the alarmist claims coming from Dubai with a grain of salt substitute.

The Hill reports that U.S. climate envoy John Kerry gave a speech this week saying “he thinks coal plants should not be ‘permitted anywhere in the world.’” Kerry also said he is becoming “more and more” militant about climate policy. That’s because “people are avoiding responsibility.”

Of course, Kerry is not a climate scientist and basically repeats what he has been told by those who reinforce what he already thinks. He’s made repeated end-of-the-world predictions, and like Nostradamus and other false prophets, none have come true.

How much more of this should we take? Facts from real experts, not more militancy, is what we need. Government leaders and bureaucrats are constantly looking for new “crises” to impose their will on us while largely not obeying the laws and regulations they pass. When their forecasts of disaster fail to come true, they quickly move on to the next one. The constant is that their proposals would cost trillions of dollars and could never achieve the ends they claim.

For decades now, the fast food chain Chick-fil-A has used billboard ads depicting cows that say “Eat Mor Chiken.” Considering that cows are the worst offenders when it comes to meat and greenhouse gas, it may be a fitting slogan for the climate alarmists. But if the past is any indication, they’re likely to end up eating more crow instead.

I’m Cal Thomas.

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