Let’s Review 50 Years of Dire Climate Forecasts and What Actually Happened, by Mike “Mish” Shedlock

As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” From Mike “Mish” Shedlock at thestreet.com:

Here are 21 headlines from various news sources regarding dire climate predictions over the last 50 years. Many of the predictions are outrageously funny.
Climate Forecast Headline Predictions

  1. 1967 Salt Lake Tribune: Dire Famine Forecast by 1975, Already Too Late
  2. 1969 NYT: “Unless we are extremely lucky, everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years. The situation will get worse unless we change our behavior.
  3. 1970 Boston Globe: Scientist Predicts New Ice Age by 21st Century said James P. Lodge, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
  4. 1971 Washington Post: Disastrous New Ice Age Coming says S.I. Rasool at NASA.
  5. 1972 Brown University Letter to President Nixon: Warning on Global Cooling
  6. 1974 The Guardian: Space Satellites Show Ice Age Coming Fast
  7. 1974 Time Magazine: Another Ice Age “Telling signs everywhere.  Since the 1940s mean global temperatures have dropped 2.7 degrees F.”
  8. 1974 “Ozone Depletion a Great Peril to Life” University of Michigan Scientist
  9. 1976 NYT The Cooling: University of Wisconsin climatologist Stephen Schneider laments about the “deaf ear his warnings received.”
  10. 1988 Agence France Press: Maldives will be Completely Under Water in 30 Years.

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