ABC News prediction of global climate catastrophe in 2015 slightly off
Amidst stories of war, murder, and natural disasters, a pallate cleanser for you - an ABC News report from 2009 predicting climate armageddon in 2015.
ABC News ran a news special in 2009 called Earth 2100, a program warning its viewers about the dangers of climate change.
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff says the show “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.”
A Harvard University professor says, “We’re going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires.”
Are we reallly seeing "more" of those disasters? More compared to what? If we compare to 2009, that statement is probably true. But if you compare the frequency of those disasters to historical highs, not so much.
Other voices can be heard saying that “Flames cover hundreds of square mile” and “We expect more intense hurricanes.” Another voice says, “Well, how warm is it going to get? How much will sea level rise? We don’t know really know where the end is.”
For the record, no major hurricane has made landfall in the US in 10 years. Predicted rise in sea levels hasn't happened and there has been at least a decade long pause in warming temperatures.
Describing dangerous temperature levels and dropping agricultural production, the news package brings in The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen, who says, “There’s about one billion people who are malnourished. That number just continually grows.”
Food shortages are manufactured crisis made much worse by wars and terrible, corrupt political leadership. It is a man made disaster having nothing to do with the supply of food worldwide, which is more than adequate.
The doomsday predictions for 2015 go further and include $12.00 for a gallon of milk and $9.00 a gallon for gasoline, if there is any gas at all that is left.
Yesterday, Sue bought gas for $2.89 a gallon and a gallon of milk for $1.89. The milk was on sale, but is usually around $3.89 a gallon.
This 2009 story is unusually, spectacularly wrong. If scientists can't even get right what's going to happen in 6 years, how can they make the claim they know what the planet will look like by 2100?