Reuters: Global Warming Impact Like 'Nuclear War'
Global warming might be a scary thing to some, but who would have thought on the level of a nuclear holocaust?
â€śClimate change could have global security implications on a par with nuclear war unless urgent action is taken, a report said on Wednesday,â€ť Jeremy Lovell of Reuters wrote on September 12. Lovell didnâ€™t include any expert skeptical about climate change or its near-nuclear impact on the globe.
The report is from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a think tank that focuses on â€śbetter public policy in the fields of international relations and international security,â€ť according to its Web site.
â€śThe most recent international moves towards combating global warming represent a recognition ... that if the emission of greenhouse gases ... is allowed to continue unchecked, the effects will be catastrophic -- on the level of nuclear war,â€ť the IISS report said according to Reuters.
The IISS report warns of dire consequences for the continent of
The global warming alarmists in the â€śscientific communityâ€ť have made grim predictions, but nothing on the scale of worldwide destruction.
One of the many experts Reuters could have consulted, just published a book taking issue with conventional climate change solutions. A more moderate voice, BjĂ¸rn Lomborg, author of â€śCool It: The Skeptical Environmentalistâ€™s Guide to Global Warming,â€ť doesnâ€™t think global warming is on the scale of nuclear holocaust and used the continent of Africa as an example.
â€śIâ€™m involved in something where we ask some of the worldâ€™s top economists who valued all the different proposals that are out there in the world on how we can help the world,â€ť Lomborg said on the September 10 edition of NPRâ€™s â€śMorning Call.â€ť â€śThey evaluate it according to bang for the buck â€“ essentially where can you do the most good. What they tell us is if you invest for instance a dollar to prevent HIV/AIDS in Sub-Sahara Africa, you end up doing about $40 worth of social good. If you invest [a dollar] in malnutrition, you do about $30 worth of good in the world.â€ť
But, using money to fight global warming has less of an effect on helping
â€śOn the other hand, they say if you invest into things like the Kyoto Protocol, you end up doing about 30 cents worth on the dollar,â€ť Lomborg added.