DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an open dialogue about climate change to heal the gap between sceptics and believers since time is running out to cut the emissions that drive global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
Merkel doesn’t want an ‘open dialogue’. Nor does she want to ‘heal the gap’ between sceptics and alarmists. She really just wants the sceptics to agree that ‘time is running out.’
But this is precisely what sceptics can’t agree. For the sceptics don’t think there’s much global warming happening. Some even think there’s no warming at all. So the sceptics don’t think that ‘time is running out’ for anything.
It’s like two people in a car parked at a parking meter. One is saying “Let’s go! The meter says our time will be up in 5 minutes.” And the other one’s saying: “There’s nothing to worry about. This particular meter doesn’t work, and it’s always stuck showing 5 minutes left. I’ve been parking here all day for the last few months!”