The problem was convincing enough Americans to willingly go along with the plan â€” a scheme most would never voluntarily agree to because it would involve radical deindustrialization and modification of their lifestyles.Â
They settled on human-caused â€œglobal warmingâ€ â€” the determination that modern existence was causing the planet to heat up so much all life would soon be exterminatedâ€¦if we didnâ€™tÂ stop being so modern.
The crackpot theory was first introduced by NASA â€˜scientistâ€™ Dr. James Hansen in testimony before the U.S. Senate in 1988: â€œGlobal warming has begun.â€
As reported June 24 of that year byÂ The New York Times:Â
The earth has been warmer in the first five months of this year than in any comparable period since measurements began 130 years ago, and the higher temperatures can now be attributed to a long-expected global warming trend linked to pollution, a space agency scientist reported today.
At the time, Hansen â€” said to be a â€œleading expert on climate changeâ€ â€” told a Senate committee that he was â€œ99 percent certainâ€ that the warming trend of the day wasnâ€™t due to natural Earth variations but instead was being â€œcaused by a buildup of carbon dioxide and other artificial gases in the atmosphere,â€ the Times reported.
TheÂ TimesÂ intoned with this dire warning: â€œIf Dr. Hansen and other scientists are correct, then humans, by burning of fossil fuels and other activities, have altered the global climate in a manner that will affect life on earth for centuries to come.â€
Since then, of course, there has been no shortage of wild predictions of mass gloom, doom, and death, thanks to selfish humans (Americans mostly) who care more about their SUV than heating up the planet to the point of extinction.
And while the Left continues to tout this theory as legitimate,Â none of their predictionsÂ have come true. In fact, Hansenâ€™s own charts and computer models from 1988 and earlierÂ have been shown to be ridiculously flawed.
Here are some of the most bizarre, insane, and just plainÂ wrongÂ predictions of disaster:
â€” One of our dayâ€™s biggest climate hoaxers, former Vice President Al Gore,Â predicted in 2006Â as he was hyping in his BS (but nevertheless Oscar-winning) documentary, â€œAn Inconvenient Truth,â€ that unless we took â€œdrastic measuresâ€ to reduce â€œgreenhouse gases,â€ then the world would reach a â€œpoint of no returnâ€ within a decade.
That prediction is nowÂ 12 years old. Mind you, Gore has never been a climate scientist or even a scientist at all; heâ€™s just a political huckster like any other Democrat who claims to have intimate knowledge about the Earth.Â
â€” InÂ March 2000, a writer for the UKâ€™sÂ IndependentÂ wrote that â€œsnowfalls are now just a thing of the past,â€ as Britain was undergoing â€œstriking environmental changeâ€ (thanks to selfish humans). But then a strange thing happened; England kept seeing snowfall. In fact, in March of this year rural UK received so much snow,Â one longtime resident of rural England remarked: â€œIâ€™ve never seen anything like this.â€
â€” In 2007, Australiaâ€™sÂ The AgeÂ pondered, â€œCan climate change get worse? It has,â€ onto its way to predict â€œmore catastrophic damages from climate change than in the worst-case scenario forecast by international experts.â€ That, ostensibly, included losing most of the Australian continent to flooding as melting ice dramatically increased the sea level.
There are many more, and Tony Heller ofÂ RealClimateScience.comÂ put together a video of 30 yearsâ€™ worth of bogus global warming/climate change predictions that never came true (and never will).Â
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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