In 2008, ABC News 'reported' that by today, 'global warming' meant NYC would be flooded, milk $12.99 a gallon, gasoline $9

Only seven years ago, a disgraceful fear-mongering ABC News Good Morning America broadcast that “reported” doom would be upon us by today.  Scott Whitlock of Newsbusters reported at the time the outlandish attempt to panic Americans into supporting drastic centralized economic control and higher taxes.

Whitlock takes a well-deserved bow, in a flashback on Newsbusters:

New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12,  2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for the current year: "Gas reached over $9 a gallon." (In reality, gas costs an average of $2.75.) 

On June 12, 2008, correspondent Bob Woodruff revealed that the program "puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015."  As one expert warns that in 2015 the sea level will rise quickly, a visual shows New York City being engulfed by water.

The video montage includes another unidentified person predicting that "flames cover hundreds of miles.”

Watch the disgraceful report here.

Chris Cuomo, Bob Woodruff, James Hansen, and the merry band of climate alarmists have a lot of apologizing to do, and how about a retraction from ABC?

Hat tip: Jack Hellner

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