1989 FLASHBACK: U.N. Predicts Climate Disaster by 2000 if Global Warming Wasn’t Stopped

Should you trust “experts” whose predictions are always wrong?

It is too late to do anything about the unproven hypothesis that humans are causing enormous planet Earth’s climate to change.  Maybe human activity is affecting the planet’s temperature (it isn’t). Maybe we could have done something about it (we never could, that’s ludicrous considering the size of the planet). But whatever we could have done, it’s too late now. We should just stop worrying about it.

United Nations’ experts told us that by 1999 it was too late to halt global warming.  In 1989, there was a 10 year window, and it was over by 1999.  It is now too late to do anything about global warming.  The window closed in 1989.

The Associated Press is reporting on this June 29, 1989, that

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday.

Peter James Spielmann, “U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked”, Associated PressJune 29, 1989 (emphasis added).

Most amazing of all, the United Nations experts reported on June 29, 1989, that

The most conservative scientific estimate that the Earth’s temperature will rise 1 to 7 degrees in the next 30 years, said Brown.

Id.   “The next 30 years” from June 29, 1989 is — June 29, 2019, a few months from today.  Therefore, according to experts the Earth is going to rise dramatically in temperature in the next few months.

We say that within the next 10 years, given the present loads that the atmosphere has to bear, we have an opportunity to start the stabilizing process.″

He said even the most conservative scientists ″already tell us there’s nothing we can do now to stop a … change″ of about 3 degrees.

Id.   (emphasis added).

Meanwhile NBC News is reporting on September 14, 2006  that BY 2016  it will be “too late” to do anything about man-made global warming.  We had only “one decade left” from September 2016 to act in time.  Well, that time has come and gone.  So …. Don’t worry about it.  It’s too late now.

‘We have a very brief window of opportunity,’ NASA scientist says

updated 9/14/2006 6:17:24 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A leading U.S. climate researcher says the world has a 10-year window of opportunity to take decisive action on global warming and avert catastrophe.

NASA scientist James Hansen, widely considered the doyen of American climate researchers, said governments must adopt an alternative scenario to keep carbon dioxide emission growth in check and limit the increase in global temperatures to 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

“I think we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate changeno longer than a decade, at the most,” Hansen said Wednesday at the Climate Change Research Conference in California’s state capital.

If the world continues with a “business as usual” scenario, Hansen said temperatures will rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius (3.6 to 7.2 degrees F) and “we will be producing a different planet.”

“Warming expert: Only decade left to act in time,” NBC News, September 14, 2006 (emphasis added).

 “It is not too late to save the Arctic, but it requires that we begin to slow carbon dioxide emissions this decade,” Hansen said in a statement.

Scientists and climate models have long predicted a drop in winter sea ice, but it has been slow to happen. Global warming skeptics have pointed to the lack of ice melt as a flaw in global warming theory.

Id. (September 14, 2006) (emphasis added).

Rajendra Pachauri, the former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in 2007 that if “there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late.” “What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment,” he said, as reported in the New York Times, archived here,  Elisabeth Rosenthal and James Kanter, “Alarming UN Report on Climate Change Too Rosy, Many Say,” The New York Times, November 18, 2007..

So the head of the UN IPCC said that 2012 would be too late to stop global warming.  Oh, well!  That’s over then.  Let’s just enjoy life as it is now.  Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we fry.

In May 2007, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report announcing that “there could be as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C [2 degrees Celsius] or more.”  The Guardian reported “Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures, an influential UN panel warned yesterday.”

So the deadline predicted by the scientists ran out around May 2015.  The report said that global emissions must peak by 2015 for the world to have any chance of limiting the expected temperature rise to 2C, which would still leave billions of people short of water by 2050.

In other words, unless global emissions of greenhouse gases started to fall after 2015, the UN IPPC reported, there would be no hope of saving planet Earth.  And even then billions of people would be without water and presumably will die.

Note, of course, that when the oceans are warmer, water evaporates, the atmosphere holds more moisture, and more rain and snow falls on the land.  So a warmer Earth means more rain — not less.  These “scientists” persist in the simplistic idea that a slight warming of a few degrees of the Earth would create droughts, when a warmer Earth means more rain — not less.

So it is too late.  There is nothing we can do now about global warming.  Time to start buying land in the North of Canada’s Yukon before it gets any warmer.  Let’s hear no more balderdash about stopping global warming, because the window has come and gone.

Now remember:  These are the experts telling us — without a shred of evidence — that humans are causing the Earth’s climate to change.  Yet, every projection and analysis they offer us turns out to be wrong.  We might forgive these mistakes until we recall that these are the same analyses that are the sole — only — reason for imagining that there is any climate change at all.  The models that these frauds are using is the only reason to think that climate changed caused by humans is happening at all.

But now, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has moved the goal posts again, saying we have only another 12 years.  In 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared that there is only a dozen years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, [1.5 degrees Celsius] beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

Again, in reality, more rain would be the result of warmer oceans, not drought.

Funny that the deadline is always about 10 years out in the future, yet the end of the world is near.  Enough to scare people and governments out of their money.  But the deadline never arrives.  So Ocasio-Cortez now says the world will end if we don’t act in 12 years.

So why would proponents of climate change continually tell the world that we have only a few years to act, when again and again their predictions prove false?

What happens when you drag $106 billion through a research office park?  If James Carville believes dragging $100 bill through a trailer park will get you people to say anything about a political candidate, imagine what a motivation $106 billion can be.

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government’s auditors, as reported in Forbes Magazine the U.S. Government alone from only 2003 through 2009  spent $106.7 billion on climate change research and technology.  Starving scientists — who often have to beg for research grants to buy Ramen noodles far more than you would think — will say almost anything for $106.7 billion.

Forbes adds: “This doesn’t count about $79 billion more spent for climate change technology research, foreign aid and tax breaks for “green energy.”

And Forbes further explained:

OMB pointed out that their previously noted agency budget compilations didn’t include revenues lost for the special deductions and tax credits intended to encourage greenhouse gas emission reductions. They attributed to those subsidies a cost of $7.2 billion in federal revenue losses during 2010 alone, ($16.1 billion since 1993), bringing the total since 2003 to $122.8 billion. Then there’s still another $26.1 billion earmarked for climate change programs and related activities within the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or “Stimulus Bill”)

That kind of money buys a lot of consensus.

What is spectacular about the global warming delusion is how every single prediction made by pseudo-scientists has failed.

As the Wall Street Journal published:

“The list of what didn’t happen is long and tedious,” say Michaels and Maue.

“On the 30th anniversary of Mr. Hansen’s galvanizing testimony, it’s time to acknowledge that the rapid warming he predicted isn’t happening.”

Climatologist Dr Patrick Michaels and Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue, ‘Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?’ The Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2018

As Canada’s National Post noted:

Parallel predictions were made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which forecast temperature increases twice as great as occurred in the period up to 2000, with accelerating increases in the years since, when the temperature has been flat (with the exception of the one year mentioned).

Hansen also predicted exceptional warming in the Southeast and Midwest of the United States, which has not occurred either. As his predictions were battered and defied by the facts, Hansen reinforced his expressions of ecological gloom and in 2007 predicted that all Greenland’s ice would melt and that ocean levels would rise by seven metres within 100 years.

We have only had 11 years, but no ice has been lost by Greenland, other than what melts every summer and then forms again, and water levels have not moved appreciably.

Undaunted, Professor Hansen pressed on like the Ancient Mariner, or Captain Bligh. Hurricanes and tornadoes, at least in the United States, would become stronger, a prediction repeated by the American left’s favourite weatherman, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

None of it has occurred, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, despite the strength of last year’s hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.

In any event, Hansen’s predictions have all bombed and he has not recanted. His polyglot and multi-motivated echo chamber, including Dr. Michael Mann and his infamous “hockey stick” of sharply rising temperatures, have had their noses rubbed in the fiction of increasing world temperatures throughout this new millennium.

Conrad Black, The National Post, June 29, 2018.

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