CLI­MATE PRE­DIC­TION FAIL­URES

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elected pres­i­dent in­stead of Don­ald Trump, there will be hell to pay — not just for you, but for the coun­try you love,” he cau­tions.

Cli­mate alarmists con­tinue to make dire pre­dic­tions about the fate of the world due to global warm­ing and other fac­tors. Such pre­dic­tions, can prove mean­ing­less, ac­cord­ing to new re­search.

“Wrong again: 50 years of failed eco-pol­ca­lyp­tic pre­dic­tions,” write My­ron Ebell of the Com­pet­i­tive En­ter­prise In­sti­tute, and Steven J. Mil­loy, a cli­mate scholar.

“Mod­ern doom­say­ers have been pre­dict­ing cli­mate and en­vi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ter since the 1960s. They con­tinue to do so to­day. None of the apoc­a­lyp­tic pre­dic­tions with due dates as of to­day have come true,” the pair ex­plain. “While such pre­dic­tions have been and con­tinue to be en­thu­si­as­ti­cally re­ported by a me­dia ea­ger for sen­sa­tional head­lines, the fail­ures are typ­i­cally not re­vis­ited.” Here are their fa­vorite ex­am­ples, and their sources: “Al­ready too late: Dire famine fore­cast by 1975” (Los An­ge­les Times in 1967); “Ev­ery­one will dis­ap­pear in a cloud of blue steam by 1989” (New York Times, in 1969); ”Sci­en­tists pre­dicts a new ice age by 21st cen­tury” (The Bos­ton Globe in 1970; “Amer­ica sub­ject to wa­ter ra­tioning by 1974 and food ra­tioning by 1980” (Red­lands Daily Facts in 1970); “U.S. sci­en­tists sees new ice age com­ing” (Wash­ing­ton Post, in 1971);” Great peril to Life: Gas pares away Earth’s ozone” (United Press In­ter­na­tional in 1974). in­ci­dents by re­porters, Mr. Trump ended the brief­ings in March.

“To be hon­est, the brief­ings had be­come a lot of the­ater, and I think that a lot of re­porters were do­ing it to get fa­mous. They’re writ­ing books now. I mean, they’re all get­ting fa­mous off of this pres­i­dency,” White House Press sec­re­tary Stephanie Gr­isham tells Fox News.

“I think it’s great what we’re do­ing now. I think that it’s so im­por­tant that the spokesper­son for the pres­i­dent can ad­e­quately speak to his poli­cies and get his mes­sage out there. I think the pres­i­dent saw that it was not what was hap­pen­ing. It had be­come, again, the­ater. And the press was not be­ing good to his peo­ple, and he doesn’t like that. He’s very loyal to his peo­ple, and he put a stop to it,” she told the net­work.

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