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Climate Changes… It’s Called Weather.

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We're all gonna die!I was born more than half a century ago.

Since that time major newspapers and news organizations along with numerous climate, environmental, and scientific groups have made claims and predictions that when viewed today are laughable, but when reported were considered very serious and in need of immediate attention and action.

During the past 50+ years of living on this planet the media has reported the following:

  • Global cooling. A new ice age was approaching. In fact scientists wrote Richard Nixon to warn him of the coming cold and ask for help reversing the impending frigid world. It was even suggested that soot be spread across the poles to melt the ice and slow down the process.
  • The Ozone Layer would soon disappear.
  • The oceans would be dead with no life left in them.
  • Acid rain would destroy all the forests.
  • Ecologist Kenneth Watt said, “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.”
  • Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
  • “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.
  • The polar ice caps would completely melt causing the oceans to rise and swallow up places like Manhattan and huge chunks of the East and West Coasts.
  • In January 1970, Life reported, “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….”
  • Kenneth Watt told Time that, “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.”
  • Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold, and silver would be gone before 1990.
  • In the 1970s Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, said he believed that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals would be extinct.
  • Decaying organic pollutants would use up all the oxygen in the rivers killing all fresh water fish.
  • Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich, who is perhaps best known for his 1968 book The Population Bomb, predicted by the year 2000 the United Kingdom would be simply a small group of impoverished islands. He said, “England will not exist in the year 2000 and I give ten to one that the life of the average Briton would be of distinctly lower quality than it is today.” Today Ehrlich has latched on the to global warming hysteria claiming “humans may soon be forced to resort to cannibalism.”
  • The U.N. claimed by 2010 50 million refugees would be fleeing the sinking islands of the Caribbean, low-lying Pacific Islands, and coastal regions.
  • The North Pole was supposed to be “ice free” by 2013 according to Al Gore.
  • Polar bear numbers would dwindle to near extinction levels. They are currently at record level populations.

The list goes on.

But now, this time, 2018, we MUST listen to the climate alarmists. This is it. If Donald Trump doesn’t listen this time and do everything the climate changers say, we’re all doomed.

This is our last chance! (if you don’t count the 2015 Paris Summit when they said that was our last chance, or any of the last chances in this video)

If nothing else, these ridiculously dire and horribly wrong predictions tell us one thing, we’re not as smart as we think we are when it comes to this planet and the natural forces that make it what it is. Let’s consider every climate prediction with a healthy dose of skepticism and a willingness to search for information that can either corroborate or debunk such claims. In the meantime, try not to fall for the hype, hysteria, and spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions that are bound to continue, promoted by “environmental grievance hustlers” like the news media, Al Gore, and pretty much every Democrat in power.

 

 

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Written by DCL

November 28, 2018 at 11:07 am

I Love the Smell of Irony in the Morning

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The world’s billionaires, celebrities, royalty, and bureaucratic elite, converged on Davos, Switzerland this week for the 2015 World Economic Forum.

Among the topics discussed by the uber rich and super popular were education, gender equality, revolutionizing the world’s food supply, energy, global security, human vs artificial intelligence, the rise of shadow banking, and (drum roll) global climate change.

No discussion on global warming would be complete without Al Gore leading the charge.  The former Vice President teamed up with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to tell the world about their plan to rebuild everything!  No, seriously, in order to combat global warming and therefore global catastrophe, every city must be rebuilt in a way that we can eliminate all cars from the planet. You must be able to walk everywhere you want to go in the perfect utopian world!  Well, not everywhere, because there will be mass transit in Gore’s utopia, I mean the elites can’t be expected to walk or stay within a very small geographic radius…right?

The price tag for Gore’s brilliant idea?  A mere, 90 trillion dollars…

Now that you’ve straightened up after doubling over with hilarity here’s the punch line.

The very people enjoying a week at a posh ski resort in the Swiss Alps while lecturing you and me about our cars, wood burning fireplaces, body odor, and sinister carbon footprints, arrived in Zurich aboard more than 1700 private jets, various helicopters, and SUVs…

The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek.

That’s not just a carbon footprint, that’s a carbon crater.

Even Jon Stewart had to acknowledge the hypocrisy avalanche in the Alps.

Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds had the response of the week: “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.”

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