• With the Climate Alarmists’ Record of Predictions, Why Does Anybody Believe Them, Ever?

    Surge Summary: The record of so-called climate-change experts isn’t reassuring – 0 for 41 on their doomsday predictions. Why should we trust them when it comes to forecast #42?

    For more than half-a-century, “Climate Alarmists” in the scientific community and environmental movement — – supposed “experts” in this field whom we are admonished to trust without review — have not gotten even one prediction correct. Not a single one. They can, however, make one boast: they do have an unmarred consistent record of getting 41 predictions wrong.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but on over forty occasions these so-called specialists have warned a harrowing environmental catastrophe was upon us … one which never happened.

    That is, not even once have these hysterics had one of their predictions fulfilled.

    Breitbart’s John Nolte writes:

    Think about that… the so-called experts are 0-41 with their predictions, but those of us who are skeptical of “expert” prediction number 42, the one that says that if we don’t immediately convert to socialism and allow Alexandria Ocasio-Crazy to control and organize our lives, the planet will become uninhabitable.

    With a 0-41 record …

    Why would any sensible person listen to these Cassandras?

    Why would anyone put up with completely restructuring America’s economy and sacrifice personal freedom for these “experts”? Remember, they are 0-41; haven’t gotten it correct even in a single instance.

    Nolte presents a blunt question:

    If you had an investment counselor who steered you wrong 41times, would you hang in there for number 42?

    Of course not. You’d fire him after failed prediction two or three.

    And if that’s not crazy enough, the latest ploy is to trot out a 16-year-old girl to spread prediction number 42, because it is so much more credible that way.

    Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh.

    Nolte proceeds to print out the date for handy access:

    LIST OF DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS CLIMATE ALARMIST GOT RIGHT

    NONE.

    ZIP.

    ZERO …

    LIST OF DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS THE CLIMATE ALARMIST GOT WRONG

    Here is the source for numbers 1-27. As you will see, the individual sources are not crackpots, but scientific studies and media reports on “expert” predictions. The sources for numbers 28-41 are linked individually.

    1. 1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
    2. 1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
    3. 1970: Ice Age By 2000
    4. 1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
    5. 1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
    6. 1972: New Ice Age By 2070
    7. 1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
    8. 1974: Another Ice Age?
    9. 1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
    10. 1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
    11. 1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
    12. 1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
    13. 1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
    14. 1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
    15. 1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
    16. 1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
    17. 1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
    18. 2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
    19. 2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
    20. 2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
    21. 2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
    22. 2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
    23. 2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
    24. 2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
    25. 2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
    26. 2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
    27. 2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’
    28. 1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
    29. 1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
    30. 1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
    31. 1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
    32. 1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
    33. 1980: Peak Oil In 2000
    34. 1996: Peak Oil in 2020
    35. 2002: Peak Oil in 2010
    36. 2006: Super Hurricanes!
    37. 2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015
    38. 1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
    39. 1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
    40. 1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
    41. 1970s: Killer Bees!

    Sorry, Experts… Sorry, Scientific Consensus… Only a fool comes running for the 42nd cry of wolf.

    At the very least, folks have been granted the right to question the “climate-change” whiz kids’ grand and gloomy claims; to demand more than their say-so before buying into their program to transform our entire way of life.

    The views expressed here are the author’s and not necessarily those of Daily Surge.

    Image by sunil kargwal from Pixabay

    H/T: Breitbart/John Nolte


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