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    Default The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    Predictions from climate change alarmists go awry so often that at this rate the only way they’ll be able to save themselves from embarrassment is if they make their doomsday predictions so far out in the future that they’ll be dead before we can check them on it.


    1. Biologist*Paul Ehrlich*predicted in the 1970s that: “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” and that “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

    2. In January 1970,*Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”

    3. In January 2006 Al Gore predicted that we had ten years left before the planet*turned into a “total frying pan.”*We made it.

    4. In 2008, a segment aired on ABC News predicted that NYC would be under water by June 2015.

    5. In 1970, ecologist*Kenneth E.F. Watt*predicted that “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder by the year 2000, This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.”

    6. In 2008,*Al Gore predicted*that there is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap would be completely melted within 5-7 years. He at least hedged that prediction by giving himself “75%” certainty.

    7. On May 13th*2014 France’s foreign minister said that we only have 500 days to stop “climate chaos.” The recent Paris climate summit met*565 days after*his remark.

    8. In 2009, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center head James Wassen warned that Obama only had four years left to save the earth.

    9. On*the first Earth Day*its sponsor warned that “in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

    10. And another Earth Day prediction from Kenneth Watt: “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”

    And no I’m not just nitpicking absurd predictions made by cranks. A study in the journal*Nature Climate Change*reviewed 117 climate predictions and found that 97.4% never materialized.
    Is it even fair to call it climate “science” at that point?

    http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/u...acularly-wrong

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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    A particularly ridiculous bunch of quotes, indeed.

    The veracity of which you claim by linking to a notorious right-wing loony site.

    Good job , now see if you can put all your toys away before nap time, wee Clivey.
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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    Predictions are not easily made even when you have all the data, which nobody does. What is certain is that we do effect our environment and as our numbers increase so does the effect. The population of the world has grown 4.2 million or so already this year http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/#top20

    While everyone is busy debating climate change and carbon taxes the situation continues to get worse regardless of any of that. It doesn't take Nostradamus to see that if we don't change something disaster is coming. When that is or how bad and what form it will take is beyond our skill at predicting I think, but it's still coming. (incidentally I don't believe Nostradamus knew anything about the future either).

    The thing is about all this is that it's a snowball effect and once it gathers enough momentum there will be no stopping it. We may already be unable to make a difference. Anyway that's how I see it, I don't have a solution and am not doing anything about it just like the rest of you.
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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    What about the "Ice Age" Time Magazine 1974.

    "Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

    Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest.

    Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F".


    By the time these dickheads get it right nobody will be listening.

    That's the problem with religion's.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    A particularly ridiculous bunch of quotes, indeed.

    The veracity of which you claim by linking to a notorious right-wing loony site.

    Good job , now see if you can put all your toys away before nap time, wee Clivey.
    I have finished my nap Dave.

    Being right wing does not mean that a site is wrong any more than being left wing would make it right or visa versa for that matter.
    Your post changes nothing and is impolite to say the least.

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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    8. In 2009, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center head James Wassen warned that Obama only had four years left to save the earth.
    *hits blunt* Doesn't this mean he did it!?
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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    Quote Originally Posted by lordnoddy View Post
    *hits blunt* Doesn't this mean he did it!?

    You're right, we're saved, so what's all the fuss about?
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:


    need more banana emoticons for that list.
    Is it a valid prediction when its just completely made up ,seemingly just pulled out of a hat(was going to say arse)

    Can we add Nostradamus onto that list. His 'predictions' are at the same level on nonsense .

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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    2. In January 1970,*Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…….”

    Um, China? Not gasmasks as such but they sure are having to wear masks.


    8. In 2009, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center head James Wassen warned that Obama only had four years left to save the earth.

    The earth doesn't need saving, it was here a long time before us and will be a lomg time after us.


    9. On*the first Earth Day*its sponsor warned that “in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

    well perhaps.....The age of the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old. More than 99 percent of all species, amounting to over five billion species, that ever lived on Earth are estimated to be extinct.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: The top 10 biggest climate alarmist predictions gone spectacularly wrong:

    I hear so many conflicting arguments, myself I don't really care too much either way.

    That said, I've not seen anything sum up the "debate" as well as The Terminator himself:
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