The EU is clearly frustrated by the lack of progress in advancing the (bogus) climate change issue.
Prof Hans von Storch on EU climate issue: “more as an opportunity to do social experiments”. (Photo source: wikimedia.org/wikipedia)
The European Commission believes that policies to cut greenhouse gases will only work if individuals share the vision of a low-carbon society. ‘It’s perhaps been a bit too much doom and gloom in the past on climate,’ one official told the BBC at the launch in London. ‘We are now emphasising the need to inspire people.'”
Too much gloom and doom? Well then they ought to revamp the IPCC 5th Assessment Report so that it inpires readers, and not send them off scurrying under the bed pretrified of Mother Nature’s wrath. All indications are that it will be gloomier and doomier than ever.
Indeed, the issue has been so misused against the public that it has actually backfired in places like Great Britain. According to the BBC:
One of her officials admitted that the UK was suffering from something of a media backlash against climate policies because previously there had been media “overkill” on climate.”
Interestingly, Hans von Storch has an unkind assessment of the EU’s approach. In a reader comment he writes:
If this report is accurate, it describes a sad inability of European elites to take climate change seriously. The issue seems more as an opportunity to do social experiments – such as mass mobilization, steps towards a truly global governance – than dealing with efficiently limiting climate change and protecting society against ‘non-mitigatable’ climate change.”
Moreover, von Storch doubts that fixing the”gloom and doom” practice by using the educational approach of “‘inspiring people’ – without recognizing that the gloom & doom practice caused damage in the trust in policymakers, media and science…” will work at all. He suspects: “…it seems that the EU officials consider the media as culprits.”
It’s the media’s fault! Climate science and EU policy – what a circus.