Carney Backs Thunberg’s Malthusianism, Boris Johnson Appoints Him as Adviser for COP26
Jan. 22, 2020 (EIRNS)—Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and incoming UN Green dictator, appeared in Davos speaking at Bloomberg’s Green event, where he said Greta Thunberg is right to point out that the world is rapidly using up its remaining carbon budget, and that the U.S. stance makes tackling global warming more difficult.
When asked whether a common understanding is more difficult without the U.S. Carney replied: “It is certainly more difficult,” according to the Guardian’s Larry Elliot. However, Carney also said some of the leading thinking on climate crisis is coming from U.S. financial sector and tech companies.
On Thunberg, he elaborated, “There have been many positive contributions from Greta Thunberg.” Thunberg has “a legitimate point to make” with the argument that climate science shows that the world has only eight years to continue emitting carbon at its current rate if there is to be a 67% chance of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C.
Meanwhile Carney, who will become the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, has also been made British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special adviser for the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in December. He told the event that Johnson understands the challenge, saying “The prime minister is very focused on this. The full weight of the government will be engaged with it.”