Van der Hoeven follows a tried and tested script without realizing that it does not work. But at least she manages to put it in a very concise form:
On current form, she warns, the world is on track for warming of 6C by the end of the century – a level that would create catastrophe, wiping out agriculture in many areas and rendering swathes of the globe uninhabitable, as well as raising sea levels and causing mass migration, according to scientists.One wonders which scientists she has in mind. It can't be the IPCC, but it cannot be Lovelock either.
Interviews such as this are a pity and do climate policy a huge disservice. After all, van der Hoeven has very valid points to make about the challenges of decarbonization. But she does not appear to trust the arguments on their merit. Hence the additional rhetoric of catastrophism. It reminds of some old fashioned preachers, teachers or parents who tell children to behave -- and if they don't they will go to hell.