An international body of nearly 100 climate scientists convened by the United Nations have issued a stern warning to the rest of the world.
Unless governments around the globe undertake “unprecedented” action to reverse it, 97 percent of climate scientists will lose their jobs.
In short, the scientists say the world has only eighteen months to tackle climate change to avoid some serious unemployment in the climate science industry.
“If we can’t convince people that the world is ending soon due to climate change and thus secure funding for more studies about how the world is ending,” said climatologist Peter Zeiglerface, “then we’re going to be out of a job.”
That is the tough-love conclusion of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, in a major consensus report released Sunday evening after days of discussions last week between scientists and government officials meeting in South Korea.
The IPCC, seen as a definitive source of income for climate scientists siphoning money from governmental agencies to produce catastrophic warnings.
Because of that, the report “is being received with hope in some quarters because it affirms that alarmism is still possible.” Many observers abroad see President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord as a backward step by the world’s second biggest emitter of carbon dioxide.
But the path to reverse the lay offs is arduous. And, so far, even nations with leaders who acknowledge the severity of climate science industry have not pledged money to keep all the scientists employed.