Climate Alarmists Warn of Coming ‘Mass Extinction Event’: Don’t Worry, They’re Always Wrong

Scientists are once again sounding the alarm that humans are destroying the planet and we’re heading towards a “mass extinction event.”

“We the undersigned, senior members of the world’s scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead,” wrote over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries—an irrelevant fact to make it sound like a consensus. “A great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated.”

Sounds dire. But don’t worry, they’re always wrong.

The group called their letter “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice.” You might wonder why this is their second notice. What did they predict the first time?

As Investors Business Daily points out, the first notice, published in 1992, got everything wrong.

They warned of water shortages. “Global supplies of clean water have increased” to 89 percent. They warned fisheries would collapse. “The per-capita supply of fish worldwide climbed roughly 30 percent.” They warned of becoming “trapped in spirals of environmental decline, poverty, and unrest, leading to social, economic, and environmental collapse.” World hunger is down significantly since 1990, despite population growth of 1.9 billion. They warned of “widespread injury to humans, forests, and crops” caused by air pollution. In America, air pollution is “down since 1992 for every single pollutant the EPA measures.

They warned of “stratospheric ozone depletion.” Even the World Scientists have to admit they got this wrong.

“Since 1992, with the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the scientists now write.

That’s a big exception. The ozone hole has shriveled to its smallest peak since 1988.

Like the first “warning to humanity,” the letter is an anti-capitalist, anti-family screed. For environmentalists, it always seems to come down to population control.

The 1992 letter’s prescription for a doomed planet was, of course, stop having children. “We must stabilize population,” implement family planning, and “ensure sexual equality, and guarantee women control over their own reproductive decisions,” they said.

Environmentalists have long warned us about overpopulation, and they were wrong about that, too.Here are other doomsday climate predictions that never panned out.

‘Population Bomb’

Paul R. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist, published “The Population Bomb” in 1968, warning that “humankind stood on the brink of the apocalypse” because of too many babies. Ehrlich predicted that 65 million Americans would starve to death during the 1970s, and “England will not exist in the year 2000.” He ended with his gravest prediction: “Sometime in the next 15 years, the end will come.”

“As you may have noticed,” observed the New York Times over four decades later, “England is still with us. So is India. Hundreds of millions did not die of starvation in the ’70s.”

Unsurprisingly, Ehrlich signed both the 1992 and 2017 letters.

Al Gore’s Vanishing Polar Ice Caps

In 2009, Al Gore said the Arctic ice cap would melt by 2014. “There is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years,” Gore said at a United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen.

Gore based his prediction off of models conducted by Dr. Wieslav Maslowski, a climatologist. He was quickly condemned for making the prediction, as Dr. Maslowski said, “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

Other “experts” gave us two more years than Gore. They were wrong, too.

It turns out there is “far more” sea ice in the Arctic now than before. Last year, there was 1.6 million square miles of sea ice, 21 percent more “than the lowest point in 2012,” the Telegraph reported.

New York ‘Underwater’ By 2018

Jim Hansen, perhaps the greatest alarmist who coined the phrase “global warming” (his honorary title has since changed to “father of climate change awareness“) told author Bob Reiss in 1988 that New York City would be underwater in 20 years. 

The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water,” Hansen said. “And there will be tape across the windows across the street because of high winds. And the same birds won’t be there. The trees in the median strip will change.”

Hansen has not stopped his alarmism, but he has pushed back his timeframe about 100 years. In 2015, he released a study claiming New York, London, and Shanghai will be uninhabitable due to sea level rise “before the end of the century.”

So New York will still be here next year. But other than that, Hansen isn’t sure about anything else. “Will the full-fledged consequences be in 50 years, 100 years, 150 years?” he told New York magazine in 2016. “I can’t imagine it will be greater than that range.”

NASA has reported that sea-level rise has slowed by roughly 20 percent in the past decade.

Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

In the 1960s, environmentalist Rachel Carson’s propaganda campaign got the pesticide DDT banned, based on her book “Silent Spring.” The book predicted DDT would kill birds, animals, cause birth defects, and lead to the sudden death of children.

Millions of children have died—not from DDT, but from malaria that the pesticide could have prevented.

“Since the mid-1970s, when DDT was eliminated from global eradication efforts, tens of millions of people have died from malaria unnecessarily: most have been children less than five years old,” according to the Daily Beast.

Carson’s warnings about the dangers of DDT were wrong. Studies in Europe, Canada, and the United States “have since shown that DDT didn’t cause the human diseases Carson had claimed.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Its November and the Green Nuts are still falling from the Green Nut Tree. I can still remember when we were being told that the earth would be so poluted that we would need to keep our cities under domes(John Travolta still belevies this poppycock)or we would need to wear gas masks to go outside(Like some Eco-Wackos do during their idiotic protests)and we would put our forests into space(Silent Running)and that planet was suoost to be either a dead rock in space or totaly flooded as was shown in that dumb movie WATERWORLD with Kevin Cosner as some dork named Mariner with silly webbed hands and dumb gills. Theres the movie version of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea which features a global warming cuased by a freak asteroid shower igniting the Van Allen Raidtion Belt and the world is saved by a Nucular Sub using a Nucular missle

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    Gerry

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    “I’m sure the dinosaurs thought they had time too”… sad commentary on the duplicitous state of education. Beware.

    Lies didn’t caused their demise. “Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago knew a world with five times more carbon dioxide than is present on Earth today” and they were thriving!

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    Sonnyhill

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    My mother, a Jehovah’s Witness, loved Rachel Carson ‘s “Silent Spring” . She loved birds, who doesn’t?
    Teach the little children to love Mother Earth, then tell them that fossil fuels are killing your mother. The formula is so simple, it works on simpletons.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Next time you see someone with the Love You Mother bumper sticker showing the Earth just roll down your window spit on the ground and tell them I’M SPITTING ON YOUR MOTHER and see their reaction

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    G

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    You would think that like a blind squirrel, enviro-lefties would find a nut once and a while, but their record is even worse than that. At its heart, socialism relies upon lies and absurdities to perpetuate. I suppose it should be no surprise that their record is so dismal.

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    JayPee

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    Incredibly . These Jcksses
    Are probably RIGHT

    There will be a mass extinction in this century
    but not for the reasons they stupidly ignore.

    We are losing the antibiotic war
    resistant strains are developing rapidly
    of which we have NO DEFENSE

    The development of AI is of such a degree
    that the past will be repeated

    Our ancestors overthrew the enslaving ” gods ”
    and the AI will overthrow and annihilate us
    most especially when they realize that we are not
    necessary for their continued existence.

    Moreover,
    Even if that doesn’t happen
    The problem of human hard-wired violence
    will probably cause an actual
    world wide war
    ( with the possible exception of Antarctica )
    in a conflict of gathering of resources
    most particularly
    Energy !

    There is little positive hope for the future.
    There is nothing to be confident with
    the cowardly appeasement of Jizz-lam

    Are the mistakes of the past going to be repeated ?

    YES

    Because we refuse to remember the Jizz-lamic past
    and the suffering it caused
    and the price that was paid
    to rid ourselves of them.

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      Sonnyhill

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      jp, your heart is a dark place and I hope that your predictions don’t come to pass.

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        JayPee

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        I hope so to, but
        history is history and
        logic is logic

        I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

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      David Lewis

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      I need to put the antibiotic comment into perspective. Don’t forget that it wasn’t all that long ago historically that we had no antibiotics at all. This was for almost all of our human history. If we lose the antibiotic war to resistant strains, we will be no worse off. Of course, that is not good, because a lot of people will die, but this won’t cause our extinction.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    I just hope these idiots dont sell off their heaters or cut off their kerosine,propain or heating oil becuase their so into their idiotic anti fracking anti drilling Keep it in the ground nonsense they end up freezing in their homes

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    Del

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    It might come as a surprise, but we still have dinosaurs today. Fish, crocodiles, cockroaches, bees, birds.

    The 15000 seems like a pretty clear figure, Where can we see all those names.

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      David Lewis

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      Fish, crocodiles, cockroaches, bees, and a host of others were alive at the time of the dinosaurs, but they are not dinosaurs. Birds are another matter. They are dinosaurs living among us today. As new fossils are discovered there is more and more evidence that dinosaurs had features. It might be some had them, or most had them.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    They say dinosaurs had small brains but these persons have smaller brains and including Del who beleives this Darwinian poppycock as much as these fool beleive in Climate Change

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      Sonnyhill

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      Spurwing, have you never met a snapping turtle? Definitely dinosaurs.

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      David Lewis

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      One thing we need to learn from the climate change debate is that the science is never settled. We also need to learn from the activist by their bad example in persecuting and belittling those who disagree with them. My best friend in high school became a fundamentalist Baptist minister and is now retired. One of my degrees is in biology. We have argued over evolution for decades. Yet, we have never lost respect for each other and in fact admire each other. This is the way it should be.

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        Sonnyhill

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        We do cling to our personal beliefs. Somehow, CO2’s threat to Mother Earth has become divisive. Al Gore’s “The science is settled” worked as planned. Teachers, parents and activists reinforced the meme. Despite the lack of evidence, hundreds of millions believe we’re going to climate hell. They won’t let go of it.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Sonnyhill No Their Not

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Del You must have listened to the late Carl Sagan that guy was a total nut and a fool as well

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    David Lewis

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    My favorite prediction is by 2010 there were going to be 100 million climate refugees.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    If you realy beleived all this poppycock from the various Eco-Wackos you would think the world sits in hr backs of four elephants which stand on a big big turtle that walks slowly around the sun and the stars in the sky are little lamps lit y the sky people at night and blown out during the day or there was some benevolent race living on one of the moons of saturn that will come and reshape the world when humans go extinct if you realy believe all of E.O. Wilson,s Malarkey

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