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Environmental activist confesses: We misled you

In an article originally posted by Forbes, Environmental activist Michael Shellenberger, who Time Magazine called a “hero of the environment,” confesses that through climate change scare mongering, environmental extremists have misled us for years.

Essentially, Shellenberger says the climate is changing and it is nothing to worry about and in many instances the warming is making things better.

Shellenberger writes:

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.
I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.
But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.

So, what have they misled us about? Based on the science, Shellenberger listed 12, and here are three of them:

  • “The Amazon is not ‘the lungs of the world'”
  • “Climate change is not making natural disasters worse”
  • “We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter”

However, for some unknown reason, Forbes pulled the article, but as a result several websites have since picked up the story:

I recommend you read the full article to find out the remaining nine. READ: SHELLENBERGER: On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

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