AP 1989: United Nations Predicts Global Warming Will ‘Destroy Entire Nations’ Within 12 Years
The Associated Press reported in 1989 that the United Nations was warning of an eminent disaster destroying entire nations by the year 2000. Obviously, it was one of a plethora of ‘sky is falling’ predictions that never occurred. The destruction was to be caused by rising sea levels, which also did not happen.
The scientific method is simple:
1: Ask a question. For the first step, help your child form a question, hopefully one that can be answered!
2: Do background research.
3: Construct a hypothesis.
4: Test your hypothesis by doing an experiment.
5: Analyze the data and draw a conclusion.
6: Share your results.
Then, based on observation, you know if you are correct or not.
We now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that almost all of the global warming hypothesis never panned out. We have tested MANY global warming hypothesis, through time. The results are always the same. The predictions never come true!
Remember, that in 2008, Al Gore said that the Arctic Ice Cap would be gone by 2013. It is still there.
So let’s take a travel back through time, to the awesome 80’s and see what the Associated Press reported that the United Nations was telling us would happen almost two decades ago, by 2000:
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.
Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.
He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.
As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday.
Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study.
″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said.
UNEP estimates it would cost the United States at least $100 billion to protect its east coast alone.
Shifting climate patterns would bring back 1930s Dust Bowl conditions to Canadian and U.S. wheatlands, while the Soviet Union could reap bumper crops if it adapts its agriculture in time, according to a study by UNEP and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
Excess carbon dioxide is pouring into the atmosphere because of humanity’s use of fossil fuels and burning of rain forests, the study says. The atmosphere is retaining more heat than it radiates, much like a greenhouse.
The most conservative scientific estimate that the Earth’s temperature will rise 1 to 7 degrees in the next 30 years, said Brown.
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The difference may seem slight, he said, but the planet is only 9 degrees warmer now than during the 8,000-year Ice Age that ended 10,000 years ago.
Brown said if the warming trend continues, ″the question is will we be able to reverse the process in time? We say that within the next 10 years, given the present loads that the atmosphere has to bear, we have an opportunity to start the stabilizing process.″
He said even the most conservative scientists ″already tell us there’s nothing we can do now to stop a … change″ of about 3 degrees.
″Anything beyond that, and we have to start thinking about the significant rise of the sea levels … we can expect more ferocious storms, hurricanes, wind shear, dust erosion.″
He said there is time to act, but there is no time to waste.
Pretty simple eh?
Now Ocasio-Cortez tells us, and many are chiming in, that we have 12 years before we have disaster, due to climate change!