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THE Q CONTINUED


In my previous post I said I would start listing all of the predictions concerning the climate that I have found that turned out not to be true. So here is the beginning of my list and more will follow.

James P Lodge Jr at Atmospheric Research predicted a new Ice Age by the 21st century. The Boston Globe Thursday, April 16, 1970.

Dr. Paul R Ehrlich says that the oceans will be as dead as Lake Erie in less than a decade and America will be subject to water rationing by 1974 in food rationing by 1980. Daily Redlands Facts October 6, 1970.

Dr. S. I. Rasool and Dr. SH Schneider say that by 2021 they see a new ice age coming. The journal Science, July 9, 1971.

The cooling of the earth could bring on ice age in about a century. Letter to president Nixon by George J. Kukla, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Brown University December 3, 1972.

Space satellites show new Ice Age coming fast. Anthony Tucker, science correspondent for The Guardian, January 29, 1974.

Ice Age indicated by “. . . The unexpected persistent thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland . . .” Time science section “Another Ice Age?” June 24, 1974.

Ice Age indicated by “. . . the southward migration of a warmth – loving creature like the armadillo . . .” Time science section “Another Ice Age?” June 24, 1974.

“. . .1930–1960 was the most abnormal. In a thousand years –– abnormally mild. . .” Stephen Schneider, Reid Bryson Climatologists to White House policy group 1974.

International Team of Specialists Finds no end in site for 30–Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere. New York Times January 5, 1978.

1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional droughts in 1990s.. The Miami news June 24, 1988| There was no drought of any significance up past 2020.

“Washington DC for instance would go from its current 35 days a year over 90 degrees to 85 days a year.” James Hansen the Lansing State Journal December 12, 1988.| Didn’t happen.

“. . . Sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years. . . “ The Canberra Times September 26, 1988. Maldives still there!

“. . . Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea level if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.” Associated Press June 30, 1989 Jim Hansen said that in New York City by 2018 “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be underwater.” Salon.com October 23, 2001| It is not!

Jim Hansen said that in New York City by 2018 “And there will be tape across the windows across the street because of high winds.” Salon.com October 23, 2001| Nope!

Jim Hansen said that in New York City by 2018 “The trees in the median strip will change” Salon.com October 23, 2001| They have not!

Jim Hansen said that in New York City by 2018 “There will be more police cars..” Because of him increased crime due to warmer climate. Salon.com October 23, 2001| Did not happen!

Jim Hansen said that in New York City by 2018 “. . . you’ll have signs in restaurants saying ‘Water by request only’ ” Salon.com October 23, 2001| Did not happen or even come close!


Global mid tropospheric temperature variation models versus observations is obviously a failure of the models.

From a secret report the guardian obtained Britain will be plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020.hhim The Guardian, February 21, 2004| It’s perfectly fine with no unusually cold weather.

Global mid tropospheric temperature variation models versus observations is obviously a failure of the models.

From a secret report the guardian obtained “Nuclear conflict, mega-– droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.” The Guardian, February 21, 2004| Didn’t happen!

Jim Hansen says the Arctic will be ice free by 2018 “. . . And it’s occurring exactly the way we said it would.” Associated Press June 24, 2008| Only it never happened!

December 14, 2008 Al Gore warned that “the entire North polarized cap will disappear in five years.” WattsUpWithThat.com December 16, 2018| It of course did not happen.

“Just 96 months to save the world, says Prince Charles” July 9, 2009. The Independent July 9, 2009| Of course 2017 has come and gone in the world is here and just fine.

“We have fewer than 50 days to save our planet from catastrophe” according to Gordon Brown. The Independent October 20, 2009| And we are still here doing fine.

Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe–scientist Prof. Peter Wadhams. The Guardian July 24, 2013.| It is now 2021 and the Arctic is still not ice free.

US Naval Postgraduate School new complex modeling techniques make projections more accurate and it predicts the Arctic will be summer ice-free by 2016.. The Guardian December 9, 2013. | Nope!

The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned that there were only 500 days remained to avoid “climate chaos”. Washington Examiner May 14, 2014. | Again, another failure.

Kind of disheartening to see all these wild predictions coming out in the name of science and then being used by Big Green and presented with the associated fear mongering the public (more specifically the left public) are taking to heart at the time they are espoused but soon forgotten about. It is well known since the days of the tobacco industry doing its own research to place doubt on the effects of tobacco that these doubts wind up being put in the back of people’s minds to discredit something else. Tucked away as they are, and the average person not having the time to research on.


their own, they wind up being something to fear instead of something to consider based on past history and the validity of what was said.

#Global Warming, #Climate Change, #Environmental Issues, #CO2, #Carbon Footprint, #Reusable Energy Sources, #Weather

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