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ksayetiger
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Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions

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1967: ‘Dire famine by 1975.’

1969: ‘Everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue

1970: Ice age by 2000

1970: ‘America subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980.’

1971: ‘New Ice Age Coming’

1972: New ice age by 2070

1974: ‘New Ice Age Coming Fast’

1974: ‘Another Ice Age?’

1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life’

1976: ‘The Cooling’

1980: ‘Acid Rain Kills Life in Lakes’

1978: ‘No End in Sight’ to 30-Year Cooling Trend

1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional drought in 1990s

1988: Washington DC days over 90F to from 35 to 85

1988: Maldives completely under water in 30 years

1989: Rising seas to ‘obliterate’ nations by 2000

1989: New York City’s West Side Highway underwater by 2019

1995 to Present: Climate Model Failure

2000: ‘Children won’t know what snow is.’

2002: Famine in 10 years

2004: Britain to have Siberian climate by 2020

2008: Arctic will be ice-free by 2018

2009: Prince Charles says only 8 years to save the planet

2009: UK prime minister says 50 days to ‘save the planet from catastrophe’

2013: Arctic ice-free by 2015

2014: Only 500 days before ‘climate chaos’












Crimson1st
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Absolutely! I have posted similar myself and also earlier today made a post asking who is going to call these liars out for this shite where it actually matters? These damned idiots run their mouth, make these specious claims, and are virtually never held to account for the garbage they spew.
This post was edited on 7/25 at 9:36 pm


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Bunk Moreland
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I think GumboPot did this thread a few days ago. As I said then, I am way too stupid to understand climate change science. And, even if it's man-made, you better get China and all the other filthy countries on board with any remediation.

BUT, I 100% stand by the peak oil energy doom. Where is the spare energy capacity, boys?


Plx1776
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But they suckered people into giving them billions.


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BobABooey
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2019: “The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change…”

The Notorious AOC


ksayetiger
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In AOC'S defense, she doesn't know what year 2019 plus 12 is.


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SlickRick55
Member since May 2016
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Also need Al Gore’s 10 year doomsday prediction.
Yeah I remember the ozone hole thing when I was a kid, they even had me a little scared to walk outside.


Gaggle
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Member since Oct 2021
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It's so ridiculous now. They are just trying to freak out kids. Tell 'em acid rain, that'll scare em. Make 'em write reports on it and get em all freaked out out.
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AquaAg84
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Member since May 2013
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The Earth's climate is always changing. To pin it all on man is the issue I have a problem with, esp. considering the timeline presented by the OP - boy cried wolf comes to mind.


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SlidellCajun
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Thanks for that timeline

I wish we had a list of the proclamations and those that said them.

I can remember the 70’s and the warnings.
If we didn’t recycle; drive more efficient vehicles; and stop using aerosol, we were doomed. The warnings never stopped but the consequences never materialized.

After decades, it wears you out and start to question their science. At what point is the science right? They can’t answer that



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cokebottleag
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Eventually they might be right.

And all the failed predictions will be forgotten.


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notiger1997
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Don’t forget every year since 2009 that the economy is about to crash and we are headed into a major depression


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Robin Masters
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I think I remember seeing climate fear porn from ealy 1900s in NY Times article.

This goes beyond 50 years.


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NPComb
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Now count the money spent on the outrage so far.


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Penrod
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quote:

BUT, I 100% stand by the peak oil energy doom. Where is the spare energy capacity, boys?

The government is tormenting the oil industry. Voluntarily capping hydrocarbon energy is not “peak oil”, it’s peak idiocy.


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Auburn1968
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1971: ‘New Ice Age Coming’

1972: New ice age by 2070


These could still be true based on the ice cores. Warm eras are relatively short and ice ages are long.

Perhaps, global warm got here just in time to prevent the next ice age!


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dswear
Member since Nov 2014
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The "ozone hole thing"...

Do you think that wasn't real or something?


SlickRick55
Member since May 2016
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quote:

The "ozone hole thing"... Do you think that wasn't real or something?...


Never said that. We’re talking about the failed scare-tactic predictions, that even got me worked up as a child.
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Pechon
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1969: ‘Everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue


Well, LSD was pretty popular in the late 60s.


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