Back to the future, global warming edition – Hot Air

Did you know that America’s east coast beaches are all underwater?

Gone. Kaput. Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Nantucket. Gone.

Myrtle Beach. Underwater.

Miami Beach. Palm Beach. Pretty much all of Florida’s tourist spots are just gone.


That, at least, was the future we were promised in a warning from the IPCC in 1995, as reported by the New York Times on the front page. The September 18 story painted a bleak picture of the future–one in which the world would become ever poorer, the environment collapse, and our coasts would be flooded by rising sea levels.


This, we were told, was the scientific consensus of some of the best minds in the world.

The earth has entered a period of climatic change that is likely to cause widespread economic, social and environmental dislocation over the next century if emissions of heat-trapping gases are not reduced, according to experts advising the world’s governments.

The picture of probable disruption, including adverse changes and some that are beneficial, emerges from draft sections of a new assessment of the climate problem by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and from interviews with scientists involved in the assessment. The panel, a United Nations group of 2,500 scientists from around the world, advises parties to a 1992 treaty that are negotiating reductions in heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

Since this report came out world GDP has almost tripled, and income per capita has increased by about 2 1/2 times. Unless you live in a socialist or war-torn country, chances are great that you and your descendants are much better off now than in 1995, 1985, or 1965. Famines have disappeared, and wealth has skyrocketed.


Yep. It has been a total disaster for mankind.

*A continuing rise in average global sea level, which is likely to amount to more than a foot and a half by the year 2100. This, say the scientists, would inundate parts of many heavily populated river deltas and the cities on them, making them uninhabitable, and would destroy many beaches around the world. At the most likely rate of rise, some experts say, most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years. They are already disappearing at an average of 2 to 3 feet a year.

Didn’t happen. Of course, people are dropping like flies in Florida, but that is because Ron DeSantis didn’t listen to Dr. Fauci. The beaches, though, are just fine.

Wait, perhaps the world took the warnings from the climate scientists and pulled back on emissions?

Yeah, well, not exactly.

Source: Nature Conservancy,

One of the basic problems we have discussing the science of climate change is the complete and utter ignorance that most people have regarding what scientists have predicted in the past, how reliable the models being used are, and the vast resources being put into convincing people that there is a crisis.

1995 was 28 years ago, which means that the children and young adults who are most worried about climate change have no idea of how ridiculous the claims that have been made in service of scaring the bejeezus out of them really are. They have no experience of the ridiculousness of the steady flow of hysteria and deceptions that have been pumped out by the activists and MSM really have been.

A simple check of the predictions vs outcomes–which, by the way, is a basic requirement of testing scientific hypotheses–shows that climate scientists are pretty much never right. In fact, they are wrong by huge margins.

By now, if you believed the predictions, the Maldives should be underwater. They are larger than ever, and a tourist destination. Yet they actually get climate reparations for the damage we have done to them.


Back in 1998, we were implored to do something about global warming lest the Maldives be underwater by 2018.


We are still being treated to the same predictions, but now it will be…30 years into the future–2050. It is always 30 years away because it is close enough to be scary, and far enough away that nobody hearing it today will remember it when it turns out to be bunk.

How often do you see MSM outlets expressing shame for pushing propaganda? How many of them cover the ridiculous predictions that never came to pass? It doesn’t happen,  because they are the greatest agents of misinformation in the world today.

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