The UN predicted that rising sea levels due to global warming would wipe out entire nations.
I’m sure they had the whole “97% consensus” among their scientists too back in 1989. But consensus science is a funny thing. You can take some contrived and biased poll and find that the vast majority of “approved” respondents, even 97% of them, have a certain opinion. But that opinion, and the “97%” figure will have no bearing whatsoever on the truth.
I don’t think reality would care if 108% of respondents said that the Earth was flat. They could announce it to the world that it was “settled science,” and that anyone who questioned them was simply “anti-science.” But it wouldn’t make the Earth flat.
The United Nations had announced to the world that entire nations would be destroyed by the year 2000. They made this prediction in 1989. Perhaps I just haven’t been paying attention enough, but I don’t think “entire nations” have been destroyed by global warming, and the year 2000 was a decade and a half ago. The Daily Caller reported:
The San Jose Mercury News reported on June 30, 1989 that a “senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000.”
Brown, who was the director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, warned that “[c]oastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ‘eco-refugees,’ threatening political chaos.” Brown added that “governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human” ability to stop it.
But 2000 came and went with little fanfare, and not a single nation has been “wiped out” or even come close.
I think the only people who have possibly been “destroyed” are the manmade global warming proponents themselves. Well, for whatever reason, they live on in celebrity. But their credibility and reputations are shot. Al Gore comes to mind.
Every dire thing they’ve predicted has failed to come to pass. And they keep trying to get everyone to trust them on this. Because “97%” (which represented just 75 out of 10,000) of government-funded scientists can’t be wrong.