I can’t take credit for compiling this list, but it was such a good list when I saw it, I thought it might serve to bring some calm in the midst of all the doomsday chatter.
Fifty years of failed climate disasters by the “experts” of which Al Gore of Tennessee is one.
1966: Oil will be completely gone in ten years
1969: Dire Famine forecast by 1975 (Salt Lake Tribune, November 17, 1967)
1970: We’ll be in an ice age by 2000 (remember the front cover of Newsweek magazine; Boston Globe, april 16, 1970)
1974: Space Satellites show new ice age coming fast (The Guardian, January 29, 1974; TIME, June 24, 1974)
1976: The Cooling (The New York Times Book Review, July 18, 1976)
1978: No end in sight to 30-year cooling trend (New York times, January 5, 1978)
1988: Maldive Islands will be underwater by 2018 (Agence France Press, September 26,1988)
1989: Global warming and rising sea levels will wipe entire nations off the map by 2000 (Associated Press, June 30, 1989)
1989: New York City’s west side highway underwater by 2019 (Salon.com, October 23, 2001)
1999: The Himalayan glaciers will be gone in ten years
2000: Snow will be a thing of the past (The Independent, March 20, 2000)
2002: Famine in ten years if we don’t give up eating fish, meat, and dairy
2004: Britain will be Siberia by 2024 (The Guardian, February 21, 2004)
2004, The U.S. Department of Defense released a report warning that by 2020, major European cities would be under water, Britain would be plunged into a “Siberian” climate and the world would be teetering on anarchy, with mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting.
2005: Manhattan to be under water by 2015
2007: Global warming will cause fewer hurricanes
2008: The Arctic will be ice free by 2015 (WattsUpWithThat.com, December 16, 2018)
2008: Arctic will be ice free by 2018 (Associated Press, June 24, 2008)
2009: Prince Charles says we have 96 months to save the world (The Independent, July 9, 2009)
2009: UK Prime Minister say we have fifty days to save the planet from catastrophe
2009: Al gore moves 2013 prediction of ice free Arctic to 2014 (USA Today, December 14, 2009)
2012: Global warming will cause more hurricanes
2013: Arctic ice-free by 2015 (The Guardian, July 24, 2013)
2013: US Navy predicts Arctic ice-free by 2016 (The Guardian, December 9, 2013)
2014: Only 500 days before climate chaos (Washington Examiner, September 29, 2015)
Glacier National Park has removed signs that state all glaciers will be melted by 2020.
We’re gonna be ok. Things change and we move on.