It’s not unexpected, of course, given the very nature of the United Nations and everything connected with it, but UNICEF -- the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to children in third world nations -- has jumped on the bandwagon, and has started to contend that extreme weather events, which it attributes to "climate change," will displace millions of children. The weather-linked event about which they are apparently most concerned is flooding. From The Hill:
Most of the displacements were driven by flooding and storms, and children from the Philippines, India and China were most affected by these displacements. “In addition to their locations and geographic profiles being prone to floods and storms, these countries’ sizes and populations also help explain the large number of displacements,” UNICEF found.
Now this is particularly notable, because it flies in the face of the reporting by the U.N.'s own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC isn't known for downplaying climate issues. By way of establishing their environmentalist bona fides, Nobel prize-winning physicist Dr. John Clauser (a skeptic of the standard climate narrative) has called the IPCC “a dangerous corruption of science, and (a) massive shock-journalistic pseudo science.” And yet, IPCC at any rate does not support the UNICEF flood claim. Everything Climate explains:
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admits having “low confidence” in any climate change impact regarding the frequency or severity of floods. There has been no evidence of increasing flooding frequency or severity as the climate modestly warms. The U.N. IPCC admits having “low confidence” in even the “sign” of any changes—in other words, it is just as likely that climate change is making floods less frequent and less severe. Even if more flooding occurs in the future, any asserted increase in heavy precipitation would likely reduce drought frequency and severity. This is very important because drought is generally a greater climate concern than abundant precipitation.
So it is safe to say there is no sound basis for attributing extreme weather to "climate change." The second factor UNICEF points to is drought. Here again the connection with climate change and CO2 is missing:
The United States is undergoing its longest period in recorded history with fewer than 40 percent of the country experiencing “very dry” conditions. And even the U.N. IPCC reports with “high confidence” that precipitation has increased over mid-latitude land areas of the Northern Hemisphere (including the United States) during the past 70 years, while IPCC has “low confidence” about any negative trends globally.
In fact, history shows that it is UNICEF, which is responsible for more displacement of and harm to children than any negligible measured increase in CO2.
As we've all recently seen Palestinian terrorists kidnapping Israeli women and children, savagely murdering civilians, and displacing thousands of people from their homeland, it’s worth remembering how many terrorist-supporting NGO’s have received backing from UNICEF over the years. But when this came to light, UNICEFs response was not to sever ties with jihadists. Instead it stopped disclosing the NGO’s it is partnering with.
So when Halloween comes around in a couple of weeks, remember that if the kids knock on your door asking for money for UNICEF, give them candy instead. It might rot their teeth, but ultimately candy is better for children's welfare than UNICEF.