The Sky Still Isn't Falling --Top Ten Failed Global Warming Predictions (It's old but it still applies)

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May 10, 2011, 10:37:26 AM5/10/11

The Sky Still Isn't Falling --Top Ten Failed Global Warming

By now we should have seen something, we were supposed to begin
seeing effects from the "man made global warming. The predictions were
all there, and they were made long enough ago that we can figure out
if the sky is falling and the Manhattan skyline will be under water a
week from Tuesday. So how did the global warming nuts do? Well if you
excuse the expression, Not too hot. So don't cancel your trip into
Manhattan next month (because Chicken Little was more accurate) and
read the top ten dud predictions some are from Fox News, the rest have
been covered here at the Lid

1. Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow
is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." Dr. David
Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU)
of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent,
March 20, 2000.

When it didn't get cold the CRU changed their minds. Now they are
saying that the horribly cold/snowy winters are caused by Global

2. "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the
heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing
crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska
would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil
will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut
down computers." Michael Oppenheimer, published in "Dead Heat," St.
Martin's Press, 1990.

Actually if there are crop failures it is because of the cold and bad
weather. And as far as the drought NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
shows that precipitation -- rain and snow -- has increased slightly
over the century.

3. "Arctic specialist Bernt Balchen says a general warming trend over
the North Pole is melting the polar ice cap and may produce an ice-
free Arctic Ocean by the year 2000." Christian Science Monitor, June
8, 1972. In 2008 Dr. David Barber of Manitoba University said "We're
actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice
for the first time," (ignoring the many earlier times the Pole has
been ice free).

Actually Arctic Ice, is thicker and temperatures are not rising.

4. "Using computer models, researchers concluded that global warming
would raise average annual temperatures nationwide two degrees by
2010." Associated Press, May 15, 1989.

Status of prediction: According to NASA, global temperature has
increased by about 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit since 1989. And U.S.
temperature has increased even less over the same period. And thats
the NASA numbers which have been known to have a problem accuracy,
because instead of collecting data from temperature stations, NASA
makes assumptions regarding what the temperatures should be.

5. "By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight
reaching earth by one half." Life magazine, January 1970.

Life Magazine also noted that some people disagree, "but scientists
have solid experimental and historical evidence to support each of the
following predictions." With the possible exception of the atmosphere
directly over congress, air quality has actually improved since 1970.
Studies find that sunlight reaching the Earth fell by somewhere
between 3 and 5 percent over the period in question.

6. "If present trends continue, the world will be ... eleven degrees
colder by the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put
us in an ice age." Kenneth E.F. Watt, in "Earth Day," 1970. Remember
before we were warned about global warming, we were told that the
Earth was facing an Ice age.

7. "By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group
of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry
people ... If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England
will not exist in the year 2000." Ehrlich, Speech at British Institute
For Biology, September 1971.

Granted, Obama is no fan of our close friends across the pond, but
according to today's news, England was still there.

8. "In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct.
Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the
stench of dead fish." Ehrlich, speech during Earth Day, 1970

Maybe he was talking about the US Gulf Coast during the BP oil spill?

9. Al Gore sold his scary global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth,
shown in almost every school in the country, with a poster of a
terrible hurricane. Former US president Bill Clinton later gloated:
"It is now generally recognized that while Al Gore and I were
ridiculed, we were right about global warming. . . It's going to lead
to more hurricanes."

Contrary to the hysterical nonsense being spewed by global warming
experts, the past 50 years has been about the quietest on record for
US hurricanes. The 1940s was the worst. Researchers at Florida State
University concluded that the 2007 and 2008 hurricane seasons had the
least tropical activity in the Northern Hemisphere in 30 years. This
year there were plenty of hurricanes in the Atlantic, but they were
generally weak and did not hit land. Pacific hurricanes were at a
record low in 2010.

10. The Silly Stuff- Those Global Warming Moonbats figure out ways to
blame the dumbest things on global warming. I call it the official
crazy list of things Moonbats say global warming causes. The list
contains, Incredible shrinking sheep, Invasion of jellyfish in the
Mediterranean, Surge in fatal shark attack, Boy Scout tornado deaths,
Severe acne, Global conflict, Beer tasting different, Suicide of
farmers in Australia, Bigger tuna fish,Longer days, Shorter days,
Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden, Cow infertility, UFO
sightings in the UK, Rise in insurance premiums, and Heroin addiction
and a rise in bear attacks in Japan and Frigid Cold Winters in Great
Britain, and Cancer, Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke,
respiratory disease and even accidents, homicide, suicide,water -borne
disease outbreaks,heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel
and ambulation, Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging
insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle
infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests just to name a

May 10, 2011, 11:36:42 AM5/10/11
On May 10, 10:37 am, tunderbar <> wrote:

Gee, you pick some fringe people (not scientists) who made predictions
20 years ago, and trumpet "they didn't happen."

So what's your point? That proves GW isn't happening?

That's silly James. I expect better from you.


May 10, 2011, 11:57:47 AM5/10/11
On May 10, 10:36 am, ""

First of all, I'm not James, you moron.

Secondly, you consider these people "fringe"?:

Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research

unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (a scientist)
Dr. David Barber of Manitoba University (a scientist)
NASA (full of scientists)
Paul Ehrlich, Obama's Science advisor's (John P. Holdren's) personal
mentor (a scientist)
Al Gore (a greedy prick pretending to know more than scientists and
supposedly has the science behind him)

Thirdly, these predictions were, yes, made in the past. OMG. In the
past! Twenty years in the past! But the predictions were made and the
predictions were wrong. Wrong. Dead wrong. Completely off the mark.
Not even close.

Isn't it a bitch when the past catches up to you? Isn't it? And you
can squirm and whine all you want about it being 20 years in the past,
but try to deny that the predictions were, in fact, made by these
"fringe" people. . Try it. Then try to deny that they were dead wrong.
Go for it, Knock yourself out. Fucking moron.


May 10, 2011, 3:38:45 PM5/10/11
On May 10, 11:36 am, ""
> That's silly James.  I expect better from you.- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -

Read again carefully.... some of them were/are indeed scientists and
researchers from academia. As for Al Gore... previously in this
group, he has been defended by your side as having gotten his
information from scientists.....

In any case... they are predictions that didn't pan out, thereby
once again making the AGW Alarmist side look foolish and pathetic.

May 10, 2011, 4:34:45 PM5/10/11

Which scientists?

1. 11 years old, and no year predicted.
2. From 1990 -- 21 years old.
3. "May" -- not a prediction. Plus you lied -- Arctic ice is thinner
and less coverage.
4. 22 years old.
5. 41 years old, and Life isn't a science journal.
6. Not a scientist, and "if present trends continue" -- not a
7. Not a relevant scientist (a biologist).
8. Ditto
9. False. 2008 set several records for hurricanes -- 6 consecutive
named storms struck the US, for the first time ever. A major hurricane
formed in 5 consecutive months, first time ever. And the longest-lived
July storm ever.
10. No idea what you're claiming here.


May 10, 2011, 4:38:28 PM5/10/11

You've still got to get your fantasy man in there tundy.

Another case of starched sheets and a reach fo the washer's on switch.

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May 10, 2011, 6:02:30 PM5/10/11
Please stop your lies erschroedinger..... it really gets tiring....

Global Tropical Cyclone Activity
Dr. Ryan N. Maue

Recent historically low global tropical cyclone activity
Geophysical Research Letters (in revision)
R.N. Maue and R.E. Hart (Florida State University)

Overall, since 1979:
**Global Tropical Cyclone ACE shows no upward trend.
**Northern Hemisphere TC ACE shows no upward trend.
**Southern Hemisphere TC ACE shows no upward trend.
**North Atlantic TC ACE has doubled since 1995, exactly compensated
a halving of Eastern Pacific ACE. It appears that in the context of
global and NH ACE, the NATL increases are at the expense of the other
basins, or simply within the common climate framework.
**Global TCs of Tropical Storm force show no upward trend in
**Global TCs of Hurricane Force + show no upward trend in frequency.

For the calendar-year 2010:
**69-tropical cyclones globally, the fewest in the reliable record
(since at least 1970)
**66-tropical cyclones globally have been experienced in the past 12-
months, April 2010-March 2011, the fewest on record.
**46-tropical cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere, fewest since 1977
**Global calendar year ACE total of 529 was the lowest since 1977.
**The Northern Hemisphere ACE total of 369.025 was the lowest since
**Combined North Eastern and Western Pacific ACE total of 171 lowest
since at least 1970.
**Western North Pacific had 8 Typhoons fewest in at least 65-years of
**Eastern North Pacific had 8 TCs: 3 were hurricanes, the fewest
at least 1970.
**North Atlantic ACE for 2010 was 166.4525, the 11th most since 1950,
and most since 2005.

Global, Northern Hemisphere, and Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone
Accumulated Energy (ACE) remain at decades-low levels. With the
fantastic dearth of November and December global hurricane activity,
it is also observed that the frequency of global hurricanes has
continued an inexorable plunge into a double-dip recession status.
With 2010 being a globally "hot" year, we saw the fewest number of
global tropical cyclones observed since at least 1970.

Kind of contradicts your High Priest of AGW .. His Holy Warmness
Al Gore doesn't it ? ?

Bareback Insane O'bungler

May 10, 2011, 7:58:36 PM5/10/11
On May 10, 11:36 am, ""
<> wrote:

It's makes fun of your people, you shit-eating-retard.

> That proves GW isn't happening?

How come you don't use the more accurate AGW, moron?
Keeerist, you lib-turds are stupid.

May 11, 2011, 11:36:41 AM5/11/11
On May 10, 6:02 pm, Catoni <> wrote:
> Please stop your lies erschroedinger.....  it really gets tiring....
> Global Tropical Cyclone Activity

Note the word "tropical" -- this isn't discussing all storms, just
those in the tropics.

"our results suggest the ongoing period of heightened North Atlantic
hurricane activity..."

A quote from the web site you just provided. Thanks!

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