Climate Change Predictions All Wrong Decades Later


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Few people know the name James Hansen or the enormous impact this one man has had on global socio-economics and the political landscape.

Hansen worked for NASA, the U.S. space agency, until his retirement in 2013. This professional experience gave him enough credibility to be taken seriously when, in 1988, he testified in a congressional hearing that global temperatures were rising sharply and would continue to do so due to human activity. His confidence level was 99 percent.

Under oath before Congress, Hansen produced results of a 1988 study he led which used a climate model to hypothesize (“guess”) what would happen under three different scenarios: Scenario A painted a bleak world toxified by heavy pollution if humans did nothing to lower global carbon output, a somewhat less bleak future under Scenario B where partial steps are taken to reduce carbon pollution, and his recommended Scenario C after “draconian emissions cuts.”

This one expert opinion fueled what turned into a United Nations-led assault on carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. Hansen lobbied for drastic and definitive action – for example, high taxes on carbon-producing fuels:

“Emissions aren’t going to go down if the cost of fossil fuels isn’t honest. Economists are very clear on this. We need a steadily increasing fee that is then distributed to the public.”

Since the first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, none of the apocalyptic predictions of life extinction from global warming have come true.

This fortunate circumstance (the Dark Future that Never Was) is thought to be due, in part, to the Montreal Protocol, legislation which effected a worldwide ban on aerosol fluorocarbons (HFCs) and other known ozone-depleting substances.

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In 1970, many “Earth experts” made extremely dire predictions that life on the planet would become unsupportable unless we are naughty, irresponsible consumers – forced to pay at the gasoline pump after car companies bought up and suppressed alternative fuel patents – stopped driving to work and took the bus or a train.

As if.

Many of us knew then that the global climate change extremists had a political agenda to push and it has unfolded over the past 30 years: the New World Order is using speculative “scientific modeling,” fudged data, and a slew of hysterical, historical claims to push their tax-happy laws which are not supported by good science – and are proving completely false.

Consider these five dire climate predictions, all made about 50 years ago, around the time of the first Earth Day:

  1. “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil.”
    Kenneth Watt, an ecologist who also cautioned against global cooling and also said, “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” (Thank goodness that never happened.)
  2. “…civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
    George Wald, Harvard biologist
  3. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
    – Paul Ehrlich, April 1970 Mademoiselle magazine
  4. “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half…”
    – January 1970 Life magazine
  5. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
    – Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.

The United States hasn’t run out of crude oil, civilization didn’t end before the year 2000, the death rate has plummeted, urban dwellers don’t sport chemical masks, there’s nothing wrong with our sunlight (except for chemtrails, of course), and there’s about as much famine as there was in the 1970s.

Rather than be held accountable for their outlandish and inflammatory claims, these old-school, self-styled “experts” have been rewarded for being wrong. The United Nations continues to use economic and political leverage to push forward its all-encompassing Paris Climate Agreement.

On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his plan to withdraw the United States from the Paris pact. This news drew international criticism from Global Warmists – the very people who have been hysterically wrong since 1970.

No one needs a totalitarian one-world government to tell us what is good and what isn’t. Challenging bad science with cold, hard facts is a good way to start defusing the power-mad UN which is bent on Controlling Everything, all in the name of Sustainability – Agenda 2030.

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    I find it hard to believe that people don’t understand the truth, Scientist have been getting it wrong since the early 1900’s! We have gone thru many expensive changes, like refrigerants destroying the ozone layer, which all of the refrigerants manufactured to date don’t equal one Volcano’s out put of harmful gases. If the people understood these study’s come from grants, and if nothing is wrong, no more money. As usual these self supporting PHD’s are always going to find more to study.
    We the people are stupid and being played in every way possible!

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      There is only so much area for our air you may hear that co2 has doubled its space but you never hear oxygen fell by half also never hear about plant life adjusting it’s oxygen output according to the level of co2

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    James Hansen’s middle scenario was that the rate at which the human race would continue to add CO2 to the atmosphere would remain unchanged over the coming decade (the 1990s) . This scenario turned out to be what in fact happened, and his prediction of the amount by which the world’s average surface temperature would increase as a consequence hit the bull’s eye.

    It’s worth noting that the other authorities whose predictions you quote are not climate scientists.

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      Actually, nothing that Hansen predicted has happened. CO2 is a necessary component in our atmosphere and we would die of starvation if it wasn’t there. One of the biggest reasons for the perceived climate change stems from the increased used of air conditioning. People thing it is hotter because they spend so much in cold air conditioned environments. The average global temperatures haven’t changed over the last 125 years. This is a very very small period of time. Going back any further requires ice core samples, which has been done. These samples tell use that it was much warmer long ago. If you want to address pollution, by all means do so. But CO2 is not a pollutant, but rather a necessary component of our atmosphere. Try to remember one thing, we are all carbon based creatures. Without the carbon, we don’t exist and neither do the plants we need to eat and create our oxygen supply.

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    Maurice Strong was another one who was hugely influential in this bulsh!t movement. It is all Malthusian nonsense.

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    Still selling climate science denial . So who is paying you to write I support of climate change denial? Certainly not scientist. The fossil fuel industry is like the tobacco industry when the tobacco industry paid their scientist to deny the relation between cancer and other ill affects of tobacco on the body.

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    I wish there was a good way to print this out so it can give it to the idiots liberal at work.

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    Its always been obvious from broader reading that the alarmists have a clear monetary agenda. I know the credible science is being suppressed as magazines won’t go against the big-money alarmists but there must be a way to get the evidence out to the public. Keeping hammering on the predictions and total failure of any of them to come about is of course helpful. It must be done professionally though. From my reading, CO2 has clearly followed a steep rising trend but they never say that CO2 has historically followed temperature not the other way the alarmists claim. Also temperature has not risen as claimed as they are cherry picking what readings they use.

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    So say the experts, so say the media. People are not stupid, just suckers.

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    Mother nature controls climate change, not humans.

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    How in world did anyone take this clown seriously? Of all things to bitch about “Carbon” is the very least of our worries. We are carbon! All the plants are carbon! All of the animal kingdom are carbon! All of the insects are carbon! Carbon dioxide is a trace gas in our atmosphere of around 0.5%. In ancient times CO2 was significantly higher. Some scientist say the CO2 in the atmosphere could be significantly high with no noticeable effect. Many scientist also say that there is no relationship between CO2 and global temperatures. In fact ice core sample show that atmosphereic temperatures have always preceded rises in CO2 levels by hundreds of years. So it would seem that elevated CO2 is an effect, not a cause.

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    You need to do some more research. The evidence is available if you look. CO2 is not a problem. Perhaps you folks should concentrate on things are actually pollutants. CO2 is a necessary component of the atmosphere. It it wasn’t there we would all eventually died because all the plants would die and there would be no food for us or the other animals. We are currently at near record lows for CO2 in the atmosphere. We could, in fact, use a bit more. It would help the plants grow faster and larger and wouldn’t harm us in the least.

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