Ho hum. In an article “Tiny Marshall Islands Wields Outsized Clout for Climate Action” we have another bleat in gCaptain news from the Marshall Islands threatening the world that they’ll stamp their feet and hold their breath if we don’t all jolly well stop sinking their islands. Their large shipping registry (I wonder why that is?) gives them considerable power in the IMO to moralise over everyone else’s misdeeds, but not their own.
They’ve even been forced to collect water off their roofs. Why-ever didn’t the world think of that before now? They certainly are innovative geniuses.
I’ve written recently debunking this sinking islands myth Marshalls or Marshmallows?, along with a more general disagreement with saving the planet by reducing greenhouse emissions. I shake my head at the stupidity of the people who go along with this, not because it will benefit the world, but because it feels good and makes them feel good about themselves. They’ll just destroy jobs and livelihoods notably of the poor and desperate (but who cares about them) as they force us all to take our medicine for our own good.
I’ll state my position plainly. There is no justification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships until it can be proved that such emissions will cause unacceptable damage. There is to this date no empirical proof that human greenhouse emissions have any distinct signature that can be distinguished from bog-standard, normal, everyday natural climate change. Oh yes, there’s lots of "scientists’ who say we’ll all be fried, but no proof. Pretty much every prediction of the climate alarmists which has passed its date of predicted disaster has been wrong and the canny ‘scientists’ have now stopped predicting things will happen before they comfortably retire.
Here’s a prediction. The Marshall Islanders don’t want you to stop emissions - that would put a halt to their reasoning for their victim status. They want to milk this for all it’s worth. Simply pay your penance to them … forever.
Are there other sensible people out there?