Activists have predicted environmental catastrophe for decades. In addition to a poor track record, they share similar arguments, language, and metaphors.
German physicist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber with his new book. Click for photo source.
Concern over climate change needs to be understood in its historical context. Activists, scientists, and politicians have been delivering ultimatums to the public for decades: stop what you’re doing, follow our advice, or humanity perishes.
Can you guess when the following proclamations were made?
[This is] the decade of decision. Profound changes are required. We must create a new global compact for sustainable development. YEAR – (original source here)
the world has a 10-year window of opportunity to take decisive action on global warming and avert catastrophe.YEAR – (original source here)
humanity is on the way to unintended self-combustion, if we do not immediately turn to the path of sustainability. YEAR – (original source here)