If climate change alarmists are going to continue to make predictions, they could save themselves a good deal of embarrassment by predicting out into the future long after they’ll be dead.
Who could forget the hilariously wrong apocalyptic predictions on the first Earth Day in 1970? Among them were the end of civilization within 15-30 years, 100-200 million deaths to starvation annually for ten years, urban dwellers having to wear gas masks to survive, and my personal favorite – an ice age by the year 2000.
Today’s climate alarmist extraordinaire Al Gore had an apocalyptic prediction of his own, and the clock is ticking down.
On January 26th 2006, the Washington Post reported that Al Gore “believes humans may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.” The Daily Caller elaborates a bit more on Gore’s predictions:
Gore predicted, when his film “An Inconvenient Truth” was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that the earth would be in “a true planetary emergency” within the next ten years unless drastic action was taken to reduce greenhouse gases.
CBS News reported at the time that Gore’s film predicted the worst-case scenarios would be a new ice age in Europe, massive floods in China, India, and other areas. Gore described himself as a “recovering politician” to the Sundance audience at the time and that he “benefits from low expectations.”
So the next day Rush Limbaugh started the Al Gore Armageddon clock, which would count down the days to January 27th, 2016. As of writing only 23 days and 10 hours remain on the clock.
But don’t laugh now, the world might be over in 24 days. Ha! Remember how we said Obama might decide to suspend elections? Maybe it will be due to weather!
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]