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Opinion: Disaster predictions that haven’t come true

September 25, 2019

John Nolte, writing for Breitbart, gives us this list of 41 doomsday, climate-related predictions, which since 1967 have not come true.


1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975


1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)


1970: Ice Age By 2000


1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980


1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030


1972: New Ice Age By 2070


1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast


1974: Another Ice Age?


1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life


1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent


1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes


1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend


1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s


1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs


1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)


1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000


1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)


2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is


2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy


2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024


2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018


2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013


2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World


2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’


2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014


2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015


2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’


1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide


1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources as of That Year


1966: Oil Will Be Gone in Ten Years


1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years


1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s


1980: Peak Oil In 2000


1996: Peak Oil in 2020


2002: Peak Oil in 2010


2006: Super Hurricanes!


2005: Manhattan Underwater by 2015


1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985 (Only in big Chinese and some big Indian cities does that seem to be the case)


1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable


1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish


1970s: Killer Bees!


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