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How the hell did it become okay for climate alarmists to scare our kids silly?

Truth: This 1st grader will live longer, be better educated, have much higher income + opportunities
And while sea levels will rise, a richer world will mean *fewer* flooded
Over her lifetime, she will see incomes in her world soar to 250-500% of what people are making now
(she will actually be richest if we keep using fossil fuels)

These are the official UN Climate Panel scenarios, described here:
And her fellow humans in the developing, non-OECD world will see their incomes soar to 300-1,500% of today's incomes
(they will be dramatically richer if they are allowed to continue to use fossil fuels)

She will not die from climate catastrophes — because almost nobody does ... anymore
And yes, sea levels will rise
But we know how to handle it (Holland). And even poor Bangladeshis will be richer than the Dutch in 2100.
So we can afford protection
Cost are trivial part of income (0.02%), and *fewer* people will be flooded than today
So, we ought to tell this girl and all the other kids that while climate is a problem that should get fixed, it is a question of whether the world will be amazingly better or slightly less amazingly better
The UN estimates the impact of global warming even if we do *nothing* to be 0.2-2% of incomes by the 2070s, and maybe 2-4% of incomes by 2100.

4% reduction of 500-1,500% increase is not a catastrophe
(here update from Climate Nobel Nordhaus)
Yet, politicians & climate campaigners keep telling us that climate is "catastrophic" and "end-of-civilization"

It is a problem (2-4%) not the end-of-the-world

On the other hand, policies to avert climate change could easily cost us $trillions
Greta Thunberg keeps telling kids to "be scared", "to panic" and that our "house is on fire"
I don't blame her — she is as scared as everyone else

I blame the adults that are scaring her, misinforming her and promoting her

I blame the climate alarmists that are flogging extreme and wrong scare stories
making our kids think there is no future
making us pay up $trillions for mostly ineffective solutions

The climate alarmism that made this Danish 1st grader doubt the future is nothing short of evil
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