AOC Was Wrong, We Actually Have Only 5 Years Left

 

According to this article from 2004 (Read it and save it before it gets memory-holed), “Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters.”

Note the use of the very important word “could.” The of this auxiliary verb in the subjunctive mood is essential to all climate catastrophe articles. “Climate Change Could Cause Octopuses to Go Blind” (Well, at least Braille won’t be a problem for them) “Climate change could bring bubonic plague back to Los Angeles” (Ah, silver linings.) “Climate Change Could Destroy Doomsday Vault (Well, what good is it, then?) You could even create a kind of “Climate Change Article Mad Libs” for these headlines. Climate Change Could Cause [PLURAL NOUN] to [VERB] [OBJECT NOUN] [ADVERB]. e.g. “Climate Change Could Cause AL GORE’S CHILDREN to EAT BOOGERS RAPIDLY.” But I digress. 

The Guardian (and the Pentagon apparently) in 2004 were quite sure that we could be deep into Climate-Change-Could-Cause Mad Max territory by now. 

A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world. [Emphasis mine] 

Already, according to Randall and Schwartz, the planet is carrying a higher population than it can sustain. By 2020 ‘catastrophic’ shortages of water and energy supply will become increasingly harder to overcome, plunging the planet into war.

Sounds serious. But wait, there’s more. It seems the catastrophe is already upon us. 

By 2010 the US and Europe will experience a third more days with peak temperatures above 90F. Climate becomes an ‘economic nuisance’ as storms, droughts and hot spells create havoc

Mega-droughts affect the world’s major breadbaskets, including America’s Midwest, where strong winds bring soil loss. for farmers. 

Well, that explains why the Food Ration Base in Sector 12 was all out of Soylent Yellow this morning. 

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There are 24 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s according to 1968’s The Population Bomb. These are all just visions in Hell, since we’re already dead.

    • #1
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:24 PM PDT
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  2. Jimmy Carter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s according to 1968’s The Population Bomb.

    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us. 

    • #2
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:30 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us. 

    They’re still coming.

    • #3
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:33 PM PDT
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  4. C. U. Douglas Thatcher

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    Also, the bees are dying.

    • #4
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  5. Jimmy Carter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    Build the wall!

    • #5
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    Build the wall!

    Too late. They’re already here.

    • #6
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:48 PM PDT
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  7. I Walton Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    but has to be hotter and dryer, or maybe wetter. That’s next year, so don’t worry.

    • #7
    • May 22, 2019, at 1:59 PM PDT
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  8. C. U. Douglas Thatcher

    I Walton (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    but has to be hotter and dryer, or maybe wetter. That’s next year, so don’t worry.

    So …

    drive all the bees to California. Plant extra GMO crops and increase greenhouse gases. Bees die out from GMO and then drown in rising water levels. Win-win!

    • #8
    • May 22, 2019, at 2:23 PM PDT
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  9. Kozak Member

    Yawn.

     

     

    • #9
    • May 22, 2019, at 2:49 PM PDT
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  10. Jimmy Carter Member

    Kozak (View Comment):
    Yawn.

    • #10
    • May 22, 2019, at 2:52 PM PDT
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  11. DonG Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s according to 1968’s The Population Bomb. These are all just visions in Hell, since we’re already dead.

    Every cult has an apocalypse story.

    • #11
    • May 22, 2019, at 4:46 PM PDT
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  12. DonG Coolidge

    Victor Tango Kilo:

    Sounds serious. But wait, there’s more. It seems the catastrophe is already upon us. 

    By 2010 the US and Europe will experience a third more days with peak temperatures above 90F. Climate becomes an ‘economic nuisance’ as storms, droughts and hot spells create havoc

     

    Global Warming is not the kind of catastrophe you can see in the rear-view mirror. Disaster is happening all around us, we just can see it. The disasters can only be seen, when looking into the future. I think it is a parallax thing.

    • #12
    • May 22, 2019, at 4:53 PM PDT
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  13. Randy Webster Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s

    Funny I don’t remember that.

    • #13
    • May 22, 2019, at 5:44 PM PDT
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  14. Arahant Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s

    Funny I don’t remember that.

    Am I the only one who reads these crappy books?

    • #14
    • May 22, 2019, at 5:50 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  15. Keith Rice Member

    Deciding to give both sides a fair hearing I decided to read (the original) IPCC report and enough red flags for me to relegate the whole thing to contrivance. While the science was beyond my ken it was the context, the seizing on worst case scenarios as the basis of policy is what struck me as glaring propaganda.

    Since then many of the claims in that report have been debunked or walked back, yet NOAA has the gall to gaslight the whole world as it changes historic data to match to increasingly dubious “hockey stick” graph of Michael Mann.

    I actually started a Facebook page (circa 2010) called “Global Warming Ate My Homework.” And while living in a very Leftist area my son would tell me stories of the others kids in school mocking the hysteria.

    Over the years, arguing with believers, any argument that undermines the credibility of their believe is entirely ignored. Arguing with an econ professor, he raised the issue of oil money funding the opposition to which I responded that there was a lot more money and prestige in advancing the belief … he wasn’t at all interested. 

    It my belief the whole scare is the most massive case of fear mongering in human history.

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    • May 22, 2019, at 10:38 PM PDT
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  16. Keith Rice Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s

    Funny I don’t remember that.

    Well Paul Ehrlich wrote in “The Population Bomb” that people in major western cities would be resorting to cannibalism by the year 2000. Not long ago he was “rehabilitated” to participate in the current madness.

    • #16
    • May 22, 2019, at 10:40 PM PDT
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  17. Mr Nick Member

    Keith Rice (View Comment):

    Deciding to give both sides a fair hearing I decided to read (the original) IPCC report and enough red flags for me to relegate the whole thing to contrivance. While the science was beyond my ken it was the context, the seizing on worst case scenarios as the basis of policy is what struck me as glaring propaganda.

    Since then many of the claims in that report have been debunked or walked back, yet NOAA has the gall to gaslight the whole world as it changes historic data to match to increasingly dubious “hockey stick” graph of Michael Mann.

    I actually started a Facebook page (circa 2010) called “Global Warming Ate My Homework.” And while living in a very Leftist area my son would tell me stories of the others kids in school mocking the hysteria.

    Over the years, arguing with believers, any argument that undermines the credibility of their believe is entirely ignored. Arguing with an econ professor, he raised the issue of oil money funding the opposition to which I responded that there was a lot more money and prestige in advancing the belief … he wasn’t at all interested.

    It my belief the whole scare is the most massive case of fear mongering in human history.

    I was at IPCC meeting for two weeks back in 2001. It was all about politics, not science. I believe the Chair was later involved in Climategate….

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    • May 23, 2019, at 3:51 AM PDT
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  18. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s

    Funny I don’t remember that.

    Am I the only one who reads these crappy books?

    No, just the only one with enough perception to realize you’re dead.

    Of course, I died from tax cuts, Net neutrality, and exiting the Paris climate agreement and the Iran deal so what do I know?

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    • May 23, 2019, at 12:37 PM PDT
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  19. Randy Webster Member

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    We all died of starvation back in the 1980’s

    Funny I don’t remember that.

    Am I the only one who reads these crappy books?

    No, just the only one with enough perception to realize you’re dead.

    Of course, I died from tax cuts, Net neutrality, and exiting the Paris climate agreement and the Iran deal so what do I know?

    Counting the death from starvation, I make it that you have 4 lives left.

    • #19
    • May 23, 2019, at 1:01 PM PDT
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  20. Arahant Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):
    Counting the death from starvation, I make it that you have 4 lives left.

    It’s good to be a cat.

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    • May 23, 2019, at 1:13 PM PDT
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  21. PJ Coolidge
    PJ

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    My favorite line about this: You know what they call Africanized or “killer bees” in Africa?

    Bees.

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    • May 23, 2019, at 3:17 PM PDT
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  22. Basil Fawlty Member

    PJ (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    My favorite line about this: You know what they call Africanized or “killer bees” in Africa?

    Bees.

    Bezos. 

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    • May 23, 2019, at 4:08 PM PDT
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  23. AnnieMac Coolidge

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    PJ (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I remember in the ’80s that the killer bees were gonna get Us.

    They’re still coming.

    My favorite line about this: You know what they call Africanized or “killer bees” in Africa?

    Bees.

    Bezos.

    I think those are in the Amazon region only. Killer Bezos.

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    • May 23, 2019, at 6:50 PM PDT
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  24. CliffTOP Coolidge

    I sometimes wonder what would go through the mind of a researcher, who might find evidence that does not comport with climate change orthodoxy.
    “Wow… what the hell am I gonna do with this?? Nothing… no way. I’m moving on. Someone else can find and report this. I like my job and my friends.”

    • #24
    • May 24, 2019, at 5:15 AM PDT
    • 4 likes