Total bollocks in The Guardian

A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum.

The annual assessment of risks conducted by the WEF before its annual meeting in Davos on 20-23 January showed that global warming had catapulted its way to the top of the list of concerns.

No, it didn’t. They didn’t, the report didn’t.

What they actually said was that for the long term the largest risk is climate change. for 2016 climate change was actually number 21 on their list of potential problems. Ranking behind that obvious terror, “misuse of technologies”. Because using the toaster to cook a steak really is such a problem for us all.

13 thoughts on “Total bollocks in The Guardian”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Because using the toaster to cook a steak really is such a problem for us all.

    Should I be worried that I find these experts’ opinion sensible?

    Using a toaster to cook a steak *is* a crime against humanity. Or at least I am pretty sure there is something in Leviticus about it. And global warming (probably) doesn’t exist.

  2. Toaster to cook a steak?

    Why didn’t I think of it before…….the juices would drip into the crumb tray and make a delicious side dish….

  3. A catastrophe caused by Satan is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 1016, according to a survey of 750 scribes conducted by the World Economic Forum.

    The annual assessment of risks conducted by the WEF before its annual meeting in the Holy Roman Empire on the feast of Saint Euthymius showed that demonic influence had catapulted its way to the top of the list of concerns.

  4. In other news, homeopaths call for increased funding for research into the efficacy of homeopathy and for its inclusion in the NHS budget on a par with conventional medicine, and astrologers call for more research into the effects on Aries women when Jupiter is in Taurus.

  5. Just who are their 750 experts? Can I assume the World Economic Forum is comprised of . . . economists?

    Sorry to use science when discussing Climate Change™, but weather events in 2016, by definition, will be weather, not climate. Climate doesn’t have events.

    (Well played, Steve!)

  6. Perhaps they are similar ‘experts’ to the list of ‘experts’ the BBC insisted it had consulted before banning any dissent of Global Warming on its coverage. The list, when eventually leaked, turned out to be 95% NGO political hacks and, memorably, the Head of BBC Drama or some similar role.

  7. Hmyeah….

    Looking at the pretty pictures, I think both “large-scale involuntary migration” and “water crises” , which have roughly the same likelyhood/impact rating there, would class as more .. acute and worthy of interest, and strike me as more humanly manageable if you’re talking expenditure of resources, than something that plays out over the next couple of centuries, and for which the “manageability” is still pretty much an open question.

    But hey.. let’s talk Climate while one half of humanity seems dead set on making another bonfire of the world over a re-re-reinterpretation of the True Words of the Sky Fairy while the other half is dying of thirst and disease.

    Yay! Us! /sarc

  8. I can see you’re all totally indifferent to the plight of transgender people. Surely the risk that we don’t totally remodel our society to suit the 0.0001% of affected people is the greatest threat.

    And anyway we need some displacement activity whilst we wait for the Caliphate.

  9. The Guardian is absolutely right in this instance. Since Climate Change has been deemed to be the number one crisis facing the earth by all wise people, including Obama and the Pope, then any catasrophe in the coming year will once again be caused by climate change.

    Terrorism, refugees, mass migration, all climate change.

    Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, asteroid impacts. Yup, climate change. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, rain at Wimbledon. Never had then before. Climate change.

    Red sky at night – you guessed it.

    Everything is caused by climate change so shut up and pay your taxes. (Not to mention your exorbitant energy bills.)

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