For at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.
The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil — that serve as the pillars of modern society. Only quick, decisive global action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change, warn international bodies like the United Nations, who say we only have decades left — or even less!
Of course, human civilization has not collapsed, despite decades of predictions that we only have years left to avert disaster. Ten years ago, the U.N. predictedwe only had “as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more.”
This failed prediction, however, has not stopped the U.N. and others from issuing more apocalyptic statements.
To celebrate nearly three decades of dire predictions, The Daily Caller News Foundation put together this list of some of the most severe doomsday prophecies made by scientists, activists and politicians:
1. Apocalyptic warnings on repeat
A group of 1,700 scientists and experts signed a letter 25 years ago warning of massive ecological and societal collapse if nothing was done to curb overpopulation, pollution and, ultimately, the capitalist society in which we live today.
The Union of Concerned Scientists put out a second letter earlier this year, once again warning of the dire consequences of global warming and other alleged ecological ills. Now numbering 15,000, the group warns “soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out.”
“We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home,” the scientists and experts warned.
It’s a terrifying warning — if you ignore the fact that none of their 1992 warning has come to fruition.
2. The planet will be “uninhabitable” by the end of the century
New York Magazine writer David Wallace-Wells published a 7,000-word article claiming global warming could make Earth “uninhabitable” by “the end of this century.”
Wallace-Wells’s article warned of terrors, like “Heat Death,” “Climate Plagues,” “Permanent Economic Collapse” and “Poisoned Oceans.”
“Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century,” Wallace-Wells wrote.
3. Prince Charles’s global warming deadline passed…and nothing happened
Prince Charles famously warned in July 2009 that humanity had only 96 months to save the world from “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it.” That deadline has passed, and the prince has not issued an update to when the world needs to be saved.
Though the recently-released “Paradise Papers” show Charles lobbied U.K. lawmakers to enact policies that benefited his estate’s investment in a Bermuda company that does sustainable forestry. So, there’s that.
4. ‘Ice Apocalypse’ Now
Liberal writer and climate scientist Eric Holthaus claimed manmade global warming would set off the “ice apocalypse” at a pace “too quickly for humanity to adapt.”
Holthaus warned the wholesale collapse of two Antarctic glaciers — Pine Island and Thwaites — could happen sooner than previously believed, resulting in “flooding coastal cities and creating hundreds of millions of climate refugees.” Sounds terrible, but his conclusions aren’t really backed up by the science.
“I think his article is too pessimistic: that it overstates the possibility of disaster. Too soon, too certain,” Tamsin Edwards, a scientist who’s studied Antarctica, wrote in The Guardian about Holthaus’s article.
5. 2015 is the ‘last effective opportunity’ to stop catastrophic warming
World leaders meeting at the Vatican issued a statement saying that 2015 was the “last effective opportunity to negotiate arrangements that keep human-induced warming below 2-degrees [Celsius].”
Pope Francis wants to weigh in on global warming, and is expected to issue an encyclical saying basically the same thing. Francis reiterated that 2015 is the last chance to stop massive warming.
But what he should really say is that the U.N. conference this year is the “last” chance to cut a deal to stem global warming…since last year when the U.N. said basically the same thing about 2014’s climate summit.
All this Global Warming/Climate Change hoax dose is sell fake books by Al Bore as well as fake Documentries by Al Bore and Leonardo DiCaprio and fake kids books by double ugly wind hag Luarie David and fake news from CNN and the mindless babbling from Bill Nye and David Suzuki and Barack Obama as well as the Useless Nations and the various Eco-Wacko groups like GREENPEACE,NRDC,EDF Etc and mindless drivel from Hollywood and the usial B.S. from the NYT’s
Yeah, but THIS time….
Sorry they cant be trusted, too much bending data to feed an agenda and get grant$$. The Paris Climate scam wouldnt even take on the subject of geo-engineering. Now the fools want to experiment with climate control that they cant model. 175 U.S. Patents Prove Geoengineering and Weather Control Technologies are Real
We have negative two years to get our act together. If we don’t eliminate fossil fuels by 2015, it’s all over.
NASA scientists say you’re denying reality. I agree with NASA scientists—as do the vast majority of their peers, both in the United States and abroad. An overwhelming consensus does, in fact, exist. Though you will of course deny that, too.
I’ve observed that denying reality has become one of the defining characteristics of the political right.
@Bill… Deplorable Me, #6:
Is the point that whenever a majority are in agreement, their conclusion must be wrong? Because accepting such a thing as a general rule would be the height of stupidity.
When the majority of scientists focused on a particular field of study are trying to warn us about something, and persist in doing do as more and more evidence accumulates, it’s a good idea to listen closely to what they’re actually saying. In the case of climate change, its predicted consequences, and the time frames involved, their critics routinely misrepresent even that.
The right has rendered itself immune to fact, replacing it with belief. Trump and his supporting media have led you into a post-truth alternate reality.
There was a time when a “majority” believed the earth was flat. They were wrong.
If anyone knows about the height of stupidity, it would be you.
The earth was colder than it is now, and it has been warmer. All before the industrial age when smoke stacks were belching out what you green-weenies have now decided is going to cause the oceans to rise.
Tell us, Gullible Greggie; how many species went extinct prior to the industrial age? How many species have gone extinct since creation? Can you name them? Can you count them?
Your “global warming”, changed to “climate change” to sound more political correct. is a ruse to control humans. In your arrogance, you think you can outsmart nature.
You mean like how you on the left has rendered yourselves immune to the facts of DNA?
When the only (ONLY) thing you have to base your entire argument on is that some other people agree with it too, yes, that is an indication that perhaps it should be thoroughly examined before it is accepted as fact. They make observations that are not true. They make dire predictions that never come to pass. They manipulate data so that it confirms their prior conclusions. Yeah, it’s a safe bet something besides science is driving the narrative.
10,000 agree with global warming… 30,000 reject it
Orbiting Carbon Observatory disproves IPCC premature leap at AGW
98% of scientists who believe in global warming believe in global warming
Man made global warming not supported
You need to get a new spiel.
NASA was used.