24 November, 2021

Head For the Hills. Climate Change Is Going to Kill Us All!

2021 edition.

50 years of predictions that the climate apocalypse is nigh (nypost.com)

“We have ten years to stop the catastrophe,” said the UN’s environmental protection boss. That’s one of the headlines collected by Bjorn Lomberg, author of “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.”

Oh no. That sounds awful. But…hold on. Ohhhh. That’s from 1972.

The piece quotes Mostafa K. Tolba, executive director of the United Nations environmental program, as saying that if things aren’t fixed by the turn of the century — the year 2000 — the world would face “an environmental catastrophe which will witness devastation as complete, as irreversible, as any nuclear holocaust.’’

That’s from 1982.

In 1989, a senior UN environmental official shaved a year off that dire prediction, saying that if we didn’t fix climate change by 1999, we would have “Global disaster, nations wiped off the face of the earth, crop failures”:


Britain is plunged into a “Siberian” climate by 2020


Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN climate panel, said, “If there is no action before 2012, that’s too late”:


the UN said “only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change”:

From 2019. Now, admittedly, only 2 years have passed since then. We still have 9 years to prove them right, but considering the track record, I’m not heading for the hills quite yet.

They need Melody Anderson o their side.

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