Saturday, March 16, 2019

It Used to be Great Fun to Look at The Previous Year's Psychic Predictions

6/29/1989 AP:
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.
Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.
He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.
As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday.
Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study.
″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said.
UNEP estimates it would cost the United States at least $100 billion to protect its east coast alone.
Shifting climate patterns would bring back 1930s Dust Bowl conditions to Canadian and U.S. wheatlands, while the Soviet Union could reap bumper crops if it adapts its agriculture in time, according to a study by UNEP and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
If your past predictions suck, why believe that your predictions today are going to be any better?

4 comments:

Unknown said...

It’s so sad and very distressing that we have a bunch of gullible and foolish children that are believing this nonsense as Friday’s march demonstrated. If that continues the crazies win the war.

Windy Wilson said...

Crummy predictions didn't seem to hinder Jeanne Dixon any.

Clayton Cramer said...

Unknown: why I teach. It sure isn't for the money.

Unknown said...

Unfortunately the K-12 (and probably pre-school as well) seem to be winning the education war (or should it be called indoctrination), but it's good we have some such as yourself combatting that. We certainly need a lot more.