Forbes takes down environmentalist’s article apologizing for ’climate scare’

Forbes takes down environmentalist’s article apologizing for ’climate scare’

Mike Shellenberger’s recent post on Forbes was taken down soon after it went up. Shellenberger wrote wanting to ’formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years’, adding that ’environmentalists have misled the public’. He listed down facts to debunk ’climate alarmism’. While acknowledging climate change, he said ’it’s not the most serious environmental problem’.

Chris
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Kathy
Kathy 1 months

The explanation from Forbes I see from the nationalpost link is: "Forbes requires its contributors to adhere to strict editorial guidelines. This story did not follow those guidelines, and was removed". Interesting to know which guidelines those would be? And wasn't it reviewed before it was put up?

Joseph
Joseph 1 months

Gonna have to have actual cited peer reviewed studies that say this, to fight the thousands of peer reviewed studies that say the exact opposite.

felicia
felicia 1 months

My daughter works on the Artemis moon/mars ship Orion. You have no idea how many flat earthers there still are. Totally not joking

Rose
Rose 1 months

Hm. How do I feel about this article? let me explore. I agree that at least 50% of the climate scare was overblown, but not all. Human activity has indeed caused climate issues. We have a tendency to overuse everything (strip mining, explosives mining, planting the same crop over and over which depletes the land), to the point that the land is unusable, and chemicals seep into it. Not only do we waste resources, we live a throwaway lifestyle. Microscopic plastics are in our water supplies, and in our bodies now. Not only do we live a throwaway lifestyle, arsenic has gotten into our water supply, and now it's in everything including the wine, and beer you drink. Not only do we slaughter animals inhumanely and in dense, diseased environments, but we are going to be hit with another virus spike shortly because of the additionally diseased humans handling them. It's not only the animals we eat from factories, but also animals slaughtered for sport worldwide. Hundreds of elephants were poisoned at waterholes in Africa. Some day, no more animals outside of factory farms and zoos. Our human selfish attitudes towards our world has caused all this. We don't take care of our things. All the above is only a small part of what we humans have done to ourselves, each other, animals, children... etc

1hafawake
1hafawake 1 months

One so-called environmentalist getting confused isn't actually newsworthy. It doesn't change the overwhelming amount of scientific evidence showing anthropogenic global warming is an existential crisis for most familiar species including human beings.

1hafawake
1hafawake 1 months

I never heard of Shellenberger before, but his new book is said to address "why so many of us came to see important but manageable environmental problems as the end of the world." I've been studying the global warming problem for thirty years and don't need a book to answer that question. It seems like the end of the world is coming because the problem is only manageable with a high degree of cooperation for sustainable development, but there is an extreme excess of incredibly stupid people who think it's not a problem and are opposed to any real solutions. Therefore, although climate change can be manageable, there is so much foolish opposition to adaptation that we appear more likely to fail.

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