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50 years of doomsday climate-change predictions that didn’t come true

Yesterday, Sept. 20, 2019, was Friday, a school day. But countless young people in the U.S. and across the world skipped school to protest in a global “climate strike”.

In the “woke” San Francisco Bay Area, school children skipped school to protest about climate change, putting pressure on politicians and corporations they say are contributing to an environmental crisis.

As reported by Berkeleyside, one of the protesters, Berkeley High junior Adrienne Mermin, 16, described climate change as apocalyptic. She warned: “There’s a deadline on our existence and a deadline on when we can reverse this. When climate change and climate justice was connected to environmental racism, it became more than just ‘the ice caps are melting,’ and more ‘this affects all of us, and every single one of us can help stop this.’”

Mermin was echoing the doomsday warnings of adults like Al Gore, who predicted the North Pole would be ice-free by 2016; Prince Charles, who said in 2009 that because of capitalism and consumerism, we had just 96 months or 8 years, i.e., until 2017, to save the world; and more recently Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who proclaimed Miami would disappear in “a few years” due to climate change.

Writing for the Competitive Enterprise Institute on Sept. 18, 2019, Myron Ebell and Steven J. Milloy remind us that Gore, Chucky and AOC are just the latest instances of doomsayers who have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. Like Gore, et al., the makers of these apocalyptic predictions often are individuals holding respected positions in government and science. The problem is this: “None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true,” and the media won’t report on the failed predictions.

What follows is a collection of apocalyptic climate predictions from notable people in government and science:

  1. In 1967, Stanford University “population biologist” Paul Ehrlich said that because of unrestrained population growth, “the time of famines” was already upon us and would be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975. (Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 17, 1967, p. 9)
  2. Two years later in 1969, Ehrlich warned that “by the time we have enough evidence to convince people” about the world’s runaway population growth, a limited food supply, and man’s contamination of the environment, “you’re dead” because “everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue stream in 20 years” — i.e., by 1989. (New York Times, August 10, 1969)
  3. A year later in 1970, Ehrlich once again sounded a doomsday warning that “the oceans would be as dead as Lake Erie in less than a decade,” and that America would have water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980. (Redlands Daily Facts, October 6, 1970)
  4.  In 1970, James P. Lodge Jr., a scientist at the national center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, predicted that air pollution would obliterate the sun and cause a new ice age in the first third of the 21st century, and that if the current rate of increase in electric power generation continued, the demands for cooling water would “boil dry the entire flow of the rivers and streams of continental United States.” (Boston Globe, April 16, 1970)
  5. In 1971, Dr. S. I. Rasool of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Columbia University, predicted that “in the next 50 years, i.e., by 2021, the fine dust we put into the atmosphere by fossil-fuel burning could screen out so much sunlight that the average temperature could drop by six degrees. (Washington Post, July 9, 1971)
  6. In 1972, R. K. Matthews, chairman of Brown University’s Department of Geological Sciences, wrote in a letter to President Richard Nixon that “a global deterioration of climate, by order of magnitude larger than any hitherto experienced by civilized mankind, is a very real possibility and indeed may be due very soon.” (NOAA, October 2015)
  7. In 1974, “preliminary analysis” of space satellites conducted by European climatologists George and Helena Kukla showed that the world had plunged into a new ice age, with snow and ice cover of the earth having increased by as much as 12% in just five years, from 1967 to 1972. (The Guardian, January 29, 1974)
  8. In 1974, “a growing number of scientists” found that the earth’s atmosphere had been gradually cooling for the last three decades. “Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F.” and “The 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”. (TIME, June 24, 1974)

Go to Competitive Enterprise Institute for 18 more apocalyptic climate-change predictions that didn’t come true, one of which is this doozy:

In February 2004, a secret Pentagon report that was “suppressed by U.S. defence chief” but “obtained” by the UK’s The Observer, warned that because of climate change, Britain would be “plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020,” as “nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting” would erupt across the world. (The Guardian, February 21, 2004)

H/t California Political Review

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Agenda 21- Stacy Lynne Explains UN Takeover of American City Councils

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U.S. Mayors Climate Action Agreement – Handbook
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Obama’s Science Czar Wants Global Police to Enforce Depopulation

Margaret Sanger, eugenicist and abortion-advocate

The Eugenics Movement — the “science” that advocates certain practices to improve the genetic composition of the human population — was widely popular in the early decades of the 20th century.

In the United States, the chief proponent of eugenics was the American Eugenics Society, established in 1922. One of its members was Margaret Sanger, an avowed socialist and the founder of the abortion-mill Planned Parenthood.

By the late 20th century, eugenics had fallen into disfavor, having become associated with Nazi eugenics — Hitler’s racially-based social policies that aimed at preserving and improving the purity of the Aryan race through the sterilization and extermination of those identified as “life unworthy of life, including but not limited to the criminal, degenerate, dissident, feeble-minded, homosexual, idle, insane and the weak.

But eugenics didn’t really go away. Its proponents merely went underground, taking on other guises.

They walk among us today as the Rockefellers, the UN’s Agenda 21, the enigmatic Georgia Guidestones, and Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren.

In a 1977 textbook, Holdren advocated the formation of a one-world government that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures to depopulate the world.

Judge Obama by the company he keeps.

~Eowyn

Obama walks with John Holdren, Director of the Wnite House's Office of Science and Technology Policy

The Elite’s Plan for Global Extermination Exposed by Dr. Webster Tarpley

Infowars.com – June 19, 2011

Historian and author Webster Tarpley exposes how White House science czar John P. Holdren, who infamously co-wrote a 1977 textbook in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children, is a Malthusian fanatic in the tradition of the arcane anti-human ideology that originated amongst British aristocracy in the 19th century.

Holdren calls himself a “neo-Malthusian” in his own book, and as Tarpley explains, is a historical pessimist who has rejected the idea that America and humanity as a whole can progress through ingenuity, industry and economic growth. Instead, Holdren sees humankind as a cancer upon the earth. Holdren wants to set up a “Science Court,” where potential developments could be blocked by government decree if they don’t conform to the planned society necessary under Holdren’s “planetary regime”. He also seeks to institute “de-development” worldwide to prevent the third world from ever lifting itself out of poverty and roll things back to “pre-industrial civilization” where average life spans would not be much more than 30 years.

Holdren’s co-author, Paul Ehrlich, is a discredited crank who wrote books in the 70′s claiming that England would not exist as a land mass by the year 2000 because of climate change. As Tarpley explains, Ehrlich’s warning of a “population bomb” has proven incorrect, with population in Europe, Japan and the United States falling when immigration is removed from the equation.

Go HERE to watch the interview.

H/t beloved fellow Joseph.

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