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Re: Ten predictions that didn't work out so well, 9cm = 2 feet?
« Reply #1050 on: January 01, 2021, 10:16:52 PM »

Great compilation.  One liberal outdoorsman friend asked me, do you really deny all the science of global warming and I answered that I believe the alarmism is 2 1/2 to seven times overstated and that THAT it backed up in science. 

The evidence of massive overstatement, lies and false promises keeps coming in. 
From the article:
1. "within 15 to 20 years of this [1987], the earth will be warmer than it has been in the past 100,000 years,” Hansen said.

Good grief.  Only if you lie about how warm it was over the last 100,000 years.

2.  [1978] the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere will double by 2020

That would make put atmospheric CO2 levels at 670 parts per million, still less than one part per thousand, a trace element.  Actual number today: 413 PPM.  The increased was over-promised by more than 400%.

3.  "China says it will, by 2020, reduce gases by 40 to 45 percent"

China increased emissions by 168%.  Oops.  China lies (too).

4. "Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth predicted that there would be no snow on Kilimanjaro in 2020."  Wrong.

Times of London, 2020: Staying power of Kilimanjaro snow defies Al Gore’s gloomy forecast

Do the writers keep their money anyway?  Academy award?  Nobel Peace Prize??

5.  In 1986, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Jim Titus predicted that the sea level around Florida would rise two feet by 2020, The Miami Herald reported.

According to NOAA, the sea level at Virginia Key has risen by about 9 centimeters, which works out to 3.54 inches.

Is the man still a paid government forecaster? 
10. 2010, Glacier National Park erected signs warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020. This year, the park rushed to change the signs as the glaciers still existed.

Question: Does Glacier National Park lose its National Park status if it loses it's glaciers?  Moot.

Do people who once believed all this still believe their sources.


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Re: Pathological Science, Al Gore, Arctic Ice
« Reply #1051 on: January 10, 2021, 11:46:28 AM »
On December 13 & 14, 2009, professor, prophet, and soothsayer Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap could be completely ice free within the next five to seven years.

Gore made his prediction at COP15 Copenhagen which ran from Dec 7 – Dec 18, 2009, where he repeatedly referenced “state-of-the-art” computer modeling to suggest that the north polar ice cap may lose all of its ice by 2014.

“Some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years,” Gore claimed.

The IPCC was created by the UN for the sole purpose of pushing its AGW agenda, and no real world observations, no matter how contradictory to that agenda, will get in the way.

Just look at past narrative shifts as the real world observations altered: we’re now to believe a warming world means more record snow and more record cold, not less as was previously prophesied.

“Join me in asking president Obama and the US Senate to set a deadline of 22 April for final action in the US Senate,” he said. “I do not believe we can wait till next November or December.”

The Guardian wrote on Dec 16, 2009 in an article entitled “Al Gore rallies the troops in Copenhagen“:

[Gore] kept up the pace by calling for the international community to sign up to a fully fledged climate change treaty by July 2010 – and then announcing that Mexico was prepared to host a deal-making summit.
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