A Critical Review and Response to the Climate Change Denier Letter “There Is No Climate Emergency”

  • Charles Tochukwu Ugwuonah Arrupe Jesuit University, 16 Link Road, P.O. Box MP 320, Harare, Zimbabwe
Keywords: Science, Climate Change, Denials, United Nations, Emergency, Response

Abstract

The deliberations bordering around the disaster of climate change today has become a matter of growing importance to many environmentalists around the world as well as environmentally concerned organizations like the United Nations. The combination of anthropogenic activities on the environment which began over half a century ago has only served to exacerbate the effects of heat waves, natural disasters, ocean acidification processes, etc, being witnessed around the world today. This has necessitated more scientific investigations to be conducted over time into the causes and solutions to the climate change problem. Nonetheless, just as with every deliberative process which, more often than not, constitutes contrasting views, climate change deniers continue to refute this reality of climate change in our world today. One of the most outstanding denier arguments was recently written by a group of scientists, professors and political leaders, under the sponsorship of the European Climate Declaration, in a letter titled “There is no climate emergency”. In this letter, these deniers penned down six points in refutation of climate change and its emergency. Therefore, in continuation of the ongoing climate change deliberations, this research attempts to review and respond to these points raised by these professors against the reality and emergency of climate change. In doing so, this research arrives at the conclusion that climate change is indeed a reality of the present age and more importantly, an emergency.

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Published
2021-03-07
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