Today is Earth Day, a silly glorification of our planet. So, let's review some of the many predictions made by the United States' environmental movement:
Did you know that civilization was going to end in the year 2000?
Before civilization ended in 2000, 4,000,000,000 people, including 65,000,000 Americans, were going to perish in "The Great Die-Off."
By 1985, everyone would be wearing gas masks.
By 2018, NYC's West Side Highway would be perpetually underwater due to sea level rise from global warming.
Anthony Watts has a great summary of these predictions here.
While there was a need for Earth Day in 1970, the air is pretty clean these days as is the water. So, most of the environmental groups have served their purpose. The environmental groups (I call them Big Climate because they take in billions, yes, billions each year.) use these scare forecasts to keep the money flowing. That is why every heat wave, cold wave, drought and flood is due to global warming.