Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WWF commissions report, you'll never guess the result!

Why would the WWF ask an academic with a long track record of making predictions that turn out to be wrong to produce, yet again, a report for them?

Er, maybe because they know he'll give them what they want?

And where do they get all the money needed to have their full time paid spokespeople, paid support staff and to be able to pay for endless reports from academics?

Ove’s latest big scare

Andrew Bolt

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 03:03pm

I heard this very scary story on the ABC, too:
Southeast Asia’s biologically diverse coral reefs will disappear by the end of this century, wiping out coastal economies and sparking civil unrest if climate change isn’t addressed, conservation group WWF said on Wednesday.

The Coral Triangle, a reef network that spans Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and East Timor, has more than 76 percent of the world’s reef-building coral species and 35 percent of its coral reef fish species.

However, a new report commissioned by the WWF warned that much of this reef is doomed unless developed countries cut carbon emissions to 40 percent below the 1990 levels by the year 2020 ...
And already I’d guessed the report’s author from that tell-tale alarmism. Why, yes, it’s my old friend:
...Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the report’s author and a marine expert at the University of Queensland
Any chance that his latest predictions will be better than his past ones? And couldn’t the ABC reporter or this Reuters one have mentioned his form for predicting far, far worse than what actually turns out?

And any guess why the WWF chose Ove, above all the coral experts in the world, to do its research?

Neither the NSW Government nor James Packer believe CSIRO claims that global warming could strip Australia’s ski resorts of half their snow by 2050:
AN agreement struck between James Packer’s private company and the NSW Government will clear the way for a new $112 million village - incorporating shops, accommodation and skier facilities - to be built in what is now the Perisher Blue ski resort’s car park.
But the thou-shallt-not warming extremists advance on a Flanders field:

The Belgian city of Ghent is about to become the first in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week.

Starting this week there will be a regular weekly meatless day, in which civil servants and elected councillors will opt for vegetarian meals… The UN says livestock is responsible for nearly one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, hence Ghent’s declaration of a weekly “veggie day”.

(Thanks to readers Paul and blogger Bernie Slattery.)


Yeah, that took you by surprise didn't it?

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