Greta is wrong, real science has no proofs of human impact on climate change

Summary

Russian meteorologists forecast abnormally warm weather in the northern part of European and Asian parts of Russia from October to March, whereas an abnormal cold will come to the Russian south. Does it mean that 16-year old Greta Thunberg is right about anything? Of course not. The only thing we can reliably speak of is sufficiently radical climate change, but there is nothing unusual about it. Real science knowns absolutely no proofs of human impacts on climate change. If only the Nobel Prize for the former US Vice President Al Gore is not considered as a proof, but this is rather a non-scientific mishap.

Disproof

This is not true that science does not possess evidence of human impacts on climate change. On the contrary, there is a strong consensus among publishing climate scientists (around 97%) that humans are responsible for climate change. The greater the climate expertise among surveyed scientists, the higher the consensus on human-caused global warming. This publication is a conspiracy which is consistent with the recurring propagandistic narrative that global warming is a "hoax" perpetrated by special interest groups like green businesses that stand to benefit from the climate hysteria.

One of the misunderstandings about the global warming presented in the publication is that it mixes up climate, which refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, with the weather, which describes what’s happening on a much shorter time scale. Look for debunks of 'unreliable climate change models' and other climate change myths here. Preventing dangerous consequences of climate change is the key priority for the EU. 

In reality, global warming has a global effect and it is even faster in Russia. As Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 2018 report says on page 20: “The pace of temperature increase in Russia is faster than the average on Earth in the period 1976-2017; the average annual temperature in the world rose by 0.18°C in a decade, while in Russia the same index was 0.45°C.” Northern countries feel the consequences of global warming quicker than those in equatorial or tropical regions because their permafrost layers are melting.

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former US Vice President Al Gore for their efforts to obtain and disseminate information about the climate challenge. "In Gore's case, certainly, the award was grounded in his tireless campaign to put the climate crisis on the political agenda," the Nobel Foundation Website says.

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Greta Thunberg is a political tool, key targets for “green blows” will be Russia and China, that the climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower living standards, and that Greta Thunberg is a prophet of a new totalitarian wave equalling to radical Islam.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Nobel Prize, Greta Thunberg, Climate, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus
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