Monday, February 27, 2023

Why You Shouldn't Be Frightened By Climate Doom Forecasts

How is the environmental movement's record on forecasting? I recently saw a summary:

... warnings that the oceans would be “As dead as Lake Erie by 1980” (Ehrlich, 1970), that there would be a new Ice Age in 10 years (NASA, 1971), that England would cease to exist by 2000 (Ehrlich, 1971), that there was “no end in sight of the cooling trend” (New York Times, 1978), that the Maldives would be “completely underwater in 30 years (1989), that UK snowfalls were a thing of the past (University of East Anglia, 2000), that Britain would be “Siberian” by 2025 (Pentagon, 2004), that the Arctic would be ice free by 2013/2014/2016/2018 (Gore, US Navy, NASA), etc.

In other words, all of the "tipping points" and other scare tactics not only lack scientific validity, it is worse than that. They are a product of Big Climate's rapacious appetite for money and power. 

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