Alarmist Waffle: “Roasted, toasted, fried and grilled” – IMF MD Christine Lagarde

Posted: February 4, 2013 by tallbloke in alarmism, Politics, propaganda, Robber Barons

So now we know why world bank chief scientist Bob Watson instructed IPCC lead authors writing the Summary for Policy Makers to pack it with “punchy take home messages” and “well-crafted tables and figures” – Orders from the Alarmist higher ups:

‘Roasted, toasted, fried and grilled’: climate-change talk from an unlikely source
DAVID RUNNALLS
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 01

waffleThis past little while has seen some statements from unlikely sources about the critical economic importance of dealing quickly with climate change.

President Barack Obama led off the batting with his inaugural address, calling on Americans to take the lead in developing the technologies necessary for the emerging low-carbon economy. He pointed to the drought and Hurricane Sandy as the most recent evidence that our climate is changing for the worse

But the most startling statements came from the heads of those bastions of economic orthodoxy: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF and a former finance minister in the conservative government of Nicolas Sarkozy, pointed to critical pivot points for the economic future.

Her final pivot: “Increasing vulnerability from resource scarcity and climate change, with the potential for major social and economic disruption: This is the real wild card in the pack.” She went on to call climate change “the greatest economic challenge of the 21st century.” This from the head of the IMF.

Ms. Lagarde concluded with a call for a new kind of economic growth. “So we need growth, but we also need green growth that respects environmental sustainability. Good ecology is good economics. This is one reason why getting carbon pricing right and removing fossil fuel subsidies are so important.”

In response to a question from the audience, she said:

“Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled.”

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, went so far as to insist that climate change be at the top of the Davos agenda, along with finance and growth, “because global warming imperils all of the development gains we have made.”

Read the rest here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/roasted-toasted-fried-and-grilled-climate-change-talk-from-an-unlikely-source/article8077946/

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Comments
  1. michael hart says:

    When carbon-pricing prescriptions from IPCC authors are sautéed in hell, then we will be more likely to see growth that is green.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Dude, where’s my barbecue summer?

  3. NeilM says:

    Interesting that she should mention ‘pivot points’ and continues to push the global warming lie despite all evidence to the contrary, and when many politicians seem to be backing away from it. Perhaps this recent piece on ‘linchpin theory’ at Zerohedge might throw some light on it:- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-31/guest-post-linchpin-lie-how-global-collapse-will-be-sold-masses
    BTW some assert that she’s America’s girl, installed after Strauss-Kahn got into trouble in a US hotel.

  4. Zeke says:

    “Ms. Lagarde concluded with a call for a new kind of economic growth. “So we need growth, but we also need green growth that respects environmental sustainability. Good ecology is good economics. This is one reason why getting carbon pricing right and removing fossil fuel subsidies are so important.””

    Climate change and sustainability are interchangeable terms.

    Progressives who donned halos and harps in order to defend science from climate change abuses refuse to apply the same intellectual rigor to the so-called “science” behind peak oil, population control/eugenics, water scarcity, and the destruction of western economies through killing coal. They pretend to have their integrity intact because, look, there are two terms: climate change and sustainability. Yet they must do the work to provide the difference between them, using actual statements by banks and the NSF and by science writers, which all interchange the meanings with the public.

    And the likeness does not end with the interchangeability of the terms. The process behind sustainability science is also exactly the same – the science is used to terrify people about their water, cattle, fires, gas, and crops; no alternative scientific hypotheses are entertained; and political decisions are made by ending debate through consensus and passing destructive legislation.

  5. tallbloke says:

    I’m amazed the promising start to this thread didn’t arouse more comment. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Are they teflon coated or something? How do they remain so invisible to the public consciousness? Media fearful of their lawyers I should think.

    Chrristine Lagarde has just had her flat raided over a 285m euro bung to Sarkozy supporter Bernard Tapie.

    http://t.co/8q8pPyGHQ7

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