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Climate Science Failure

In October 2000, environmental conservation leader Greenpeace predicted that global warming “could cause a massive economic decline across at least 13 tiny Pacific nations in the next 20 years.” Greenpeace further posited that global warming would devastate most Pacific’s coral reefs, devastating the tourism and fishing industries of tiny Pacific nations. The Report posited that “[U]nder the worst-case scenario examined, by 2020 some Melanesian nations would lose from 15 to 20 per cent of their gross domestic product, valued at about $1.9 billion [American dollars] to $2.3 billion, while other mainly Polynesian nations are even more vulnerable and could lose between $4 billion and $5 billion due to climate change … [T]he study shows that the most vulnerable Pacific nations are Tuvalu and Kiribati, the host of this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, followed by Cook Islands, Palau, Tonga and French Polynesia.”

According to the government of Tuvalu’s Ministry of Finance, “Revenues collected from fisheries access increased from approximately $10 million [Australian dollars] in 2012 to $13.6 million in 2014 to the current situation in which annual revenue is more than $30 million … [T]he 2019 budget reports that Tuvalu has enjoyed an unprecedented six consecutive years of economic growth ‘on the back of increasing revenues from fishing licenses and back-to-back infrastructure projects that were-funded and administered by development partners.” Kiribati has also enjoyed unprecedented GDP growth.

Clearly, this was another of what were purported to be science based "predictions" that have proven to be more manipulative hysteria than "science." These 'scientific predictions' have been used to garner support for the movement, create a false sense of urgency, and create a manipulative weaponized emotionalism among the climate change faithful. #blueintheface #BeingFrank #FMG ___

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