I’ve already said in article after article that the climate change movement is utterly unscientific and relies on unfounded beliefs, as well as fearmongering and indoctrination of younger generations. But here, I would like to visit some of the predictions that were made by “experts” on climate change that did not come true. This is rather similar in nature to another article I made about how long the media had been talking about climate change, but this is a tad different and explores the particular predictions that have been made over the past 50 years.
Let’s begin with a not-so subtle article from a November 1967 issue of the Salt Lake Tribune titled: “Dire Famine Forecast by ’75.”
The article quotes Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich, who said the “time of famines” was upon us and it’d be at its absolute worst by 1975. He argued that “the population of the United States is already too big, that birth control may have to be accomplished by making it involuntary and by putting sterilizing agents into staple foods and drinking water, and that the Roman Catholic Church should be pressured into going along with routine measures of population control,” according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
It’s funny, because even with this early rendition of climate alarmism, we see the overall point of the movement: control the masses. There’s no doubt in my mind that if anyone had taken this guy seriously and implemented his proposals, the world would face a far bigger catastrophe than the one these people believe it’s in.
Abortion must be made mandatory… for the climate. Population control, government control over everything, must be implemented… for the climate. Does anyone else see the similarities to a mugging here? Being threatened with death if we don’t hand over everything to the people with guns? If we don’t hand control of our lives to the government, everyone will die. That is the message being sent out and it’s nothing but diplomatic thuggery.
But regardless, it’s quite clear that Ehrlich was 100% wrong about his prediction (largely because he bases it on the heavily-flawed Malthusian theorem). Let’s move on to another prediction. From The New York Times: “Foe Of Pollution Sees Lack Of Time,” from August of 1969. Interestingly enough, they also quote Ehrlich. “We must realize that unless we are extremely lucky, everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years,” said Ehrlich. The cause? Once again, too big a population and “contamination of the planet by man,” according to the NYT.
Another example: “Scientist predicts a new ice age by 21st century,” from a 1970 issue of The Boston Globe. “Air pollution may obliterate the sun and cause a new ice age in the first third of the next century.”
Notice how it used to be about Global COOLING back then?
Broke: Air pollution will cause global cooling.
Woke: Air pollution will cause global warming.
No wonder they switched to “climate change” because they just couldn’t make up their darned minds about how we were all going to die.
Next, from an October 1970 issue of the Redlands Daily Facts (playing fast and loose with the word “facts”, I see): “America will be subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980.”
And once again, they quote Dr. Ehrlich. Though I suppose I can’t blame them. Not enough time had passed yet for his predictions to not have come true, so he maintains credibility (not that that stops any of these people. Al Gore has been wrong for decades and people still believe his garbage).
But in December of 1972, we find something interesting: predicting things that will happen far enough away for anyone to remember the predictions and discovering they were wrong. From a Brown University geologist in a letter addressed to President Richard Nixon: “The present rate of the cooling seems fast enough to bring glacial temperatures in about a century, if continuing at the present pace.”
Another ice age prediction, but this time 100 years out into the future when next to no one will remember this prediction and when next to no one alive at that time will be alive by then.
But that was in the 1970s, and there are a lot of other articles that discussed another ice age occurring sometime in the future. Switching decades, however, in the 1980s, it was all about “acid rain” and droughts. “Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes,” read an April 1980 edition of the Noblesville Ledger. It’s also when the switch to global warming began. From The Miami News: “More droughts likely, expert tells senators.” Subhead: “’88 on way to be hottest ever as world temperatures up sharply.”
So they began saying that a particular year was “the hottest ever” in 1988. Interesting but obviously very stupid. The technology used to measure this type of stuff was very new by that point, so any particular temperature in it has to be considered within the timespan of recorded history. No one can credibly claim a particular year is “the hottest ever” without knowing how hot or cold it used to be before we had the means by which to measure it.
And yet, people are still ignorant enough to believe it when Obama says a particular year was “the hottest year to date” or when another Leftist who stands to gain a lot by spreading this type of misinformation says the same.
In any case, we move on to another example, this time with global warming threatening a particular spot: the Maldives. “A gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years, according to authorities… But the end of the Maldives and its 200,000 people could come sooner if drinking water supplies dry up by 1992, as predicted,” read a September 1988 issue of The Canberra Times.
Well, let’s see how the Maldives are doing, shall we? Hmm, a quick Google search tells me that the island nation is very much still there, with a population of nearly 450,000 in 2017. I can fly there and stay at a resort, though it’s not cheap. All in all, it looks like that prediction was wrong (can’t say I’m surprised).
But the prediction must’ve fooled and panicked enough people, because other areas were then predicted to be flooded unless “action” was taken to “reverse” it. Such as the inundation of NYC’s West Side Highway by the year 2019.
And who could forget the March 2000 The Independent article that boldly declared: “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past,” and that “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is”? Fast-forward 17 years and you find a USA Today article titled: “Snow is on the ground in 49 of 50 states.”
These are only ten of FORTY-ONE predictions that John Nolte from Breitbart gathered. They all include predictions of either a “new ice age” or places being flooded or famines and droughts happening or absolutely no ice anywhere in the world.
None of which came to pass, all of which entirely based on nothing substantial, and yet, the list continues to grow with ridiculous predictions like AOC’s “12 years” or Prince Charles’ “18 months”.
But regardless of the predictions or the accuracy of the predictions, they all have one thing in common: scare the populace into giving up rights and freedoms to the government out of fear of Armageddon. It’s a disgusting ploy to attain as much power as possible for the already-powerful elites.
I look at all these predictions and see nothing but liars and con-artists, all of whom stand something to gain.
And at the same time, I look at the current Democrat candidates, who buy into all of this nonsense, and then proceed to have a massive steak cookoff in Iowa, where they cook over 10,000 steaks and other meats; the same kind of food they told us TO STOP CONSUMING FOR THE SAKE OF THE PLANET!
It’s for this reason that every time I look at Democrat candidates today, I see nothing but crappy people peddling bull crap proposals that they know very well will not benefit anyone but themselves.
41 times, so-called “experts” warned people about a coming climate catastrophe (that Nolte gathered. I’m certain there are FAR MORE than just that). Over 40 times, they said something was going to happen and nothing of the sort happened. They hold no credibility and we know exactly why they are saying what they are saying.
Unfortunately, you have a lot of people who buy into this nonsense. Last weekend’s “Climate Strike” was evidence of that, as well as the “Shut Down DC” event that occurred the following Monday.
People have been brainwashed into thinking we are killing our own planet and that the ONLY solution is to turn our rights and freedoms over to socialists who will do absolutely nothing to “solve climate change” because NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
Again, in history, there have been two other Warming Periods that we know of apart from the Modern one. The reasons these lunatics give for temperatures rising today can’t be used to explain previous periods of warming and cooling (and therefore, can’t be used to explain the current one). It’s all a cycle, but not many people know this.
The climate change movement is nothing more than a cult, based on nothing but pure, raw emotion and fabricated data that gives them ammo. This is the religion of seculars. The good news, however, is that they can come to receive Christ as well. Not all of them will, of course, but I certainly believe there is a chance that there are people who believe this nonsense now who are part of the elect and can be taught the Truth of the Gospel.
I can only hope that enough people will be taught the Truth before this country turns over its freedoms to the Devil.
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
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