If Professor Mike Hulme’s new document titled “Five Lessons of Climate Change” doesn’t kill off climate hysteria, I do not know what will.
I’ve been researching changes in climate and their significance for societies since 1981, first looking at the relationship between rainfall variability in Sudan and traditional drought-coping mechanisms. I have published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on climate change topics, served as a Lead Author on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change in 1996 and 2001, trained 11 PhD students and from 1988 to 2000 wrote a monthly climate column for The Guardian newspaper. I was the Founding Director of the internationally renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, am currently co-ordinating the EU’s biggest project researching into options for European and global climate policy, am one of three chief editors of the journal Global Environmental Change and teach an MSc module on ‘Climate change: science, society and policy’ at the University of East Anglia.
Just read the whole PDF carefully (I learned about it thanks to Bishop Hill).
Prof Hulme is saying, if development for the poorest people in the world will bring climate change, so be it.
Adaptation, not prevention; changes as resources not just risks; and “no global climate governance” that can turn into “a distraction from taking purposeful action“.