The end if nigh unless we act now or next month.
It seems like every year the “tipping point” is close to being reached, and that the world must get rid of fossil fuels to save the planet. That is, until we’ve passed that deadline and the next such “tipping point” is predicted.
Would you believe it was eight years ago today that the United Nations predicted we only had “as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more.” This failed prediction, however, has not stopped the U.N. from issuing more apocalyptic predictions since.
To celebrate more than two decades of dire predictions, The Daily Caller News Foundation presents this list of some of the “greatest” predictions made by scientists, activists and politicians — most of which we’ve now passed.
h/t Don Aitkin.
Somewhere there is a small group of well-placed people entirely exercised by the felt need to secure a climate deal in Paris at the end of the year, and doing their best to see that the world follows suit. The Pope has been employed to issue an encyclical on the subject, though on last reading he may be delaying its publication for further thought. But many others have begun to issue warnings about the need for action, like the Australian Medical Association. Christiana Figueres, the Executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the body that defined it as being change caused by human activity) visited Australian recently to tell us that we must stop mining coal, or else….