Wednesday, November 11, 2009


In the above illustration, we see the kind of environmental devastation we can expect at any moment if affluent Americans don't change their evil ways RIGHT NOW! Ooops. Turns out this is just a small amount of the trash left by illegal aliens sneaking into the country from Mexico. We all know minorities can in no way, shape, or form be responsible for anything bad. Never mind. Forget you ever saw this.

Anyway, I was just taking a small look back at some of the seemingly endless predictions of ecological doom and gloom spewn forth by the rapid eco-kooks over the decades. As you may be able to guess, their accuracy level is right up there with that of a blind skeet shooter.

We’ve already detailed the big "New Ice Age Booga-Booga Death Threat" of the late 70’s, which, since its failure discredits their current fantasy, the eco-nuts are now saying was just the work of questionable science and an alarmist media. Chortle, chortle, snort. These people really don’t get the whole irony thing, do they?

So let’s take a quick look at just a couple examples of the long, long list of predictions of death, mayhem, disaster, and rampant Constitutional freedoms prophesied by the eco-kooks for the sake of simple amusement as well as to suggest that maybe, just maybe, their current predictions amount to about the same.

Let’s start with our pal, Al Gore’s mentor, and the so-called father of the Global Warming Scam, Jim Hansen (no, not the guy who did the Muppets, that was Hensen, though he was probably an eco-kook, too). You know, Hansen, the guy who created the model for the New Ice Age in the 70’s, but then went on the lead the Global Warming charge when the glaciers and mastodons failed to materialize.

He held the “testimony” in front of Congress that got the Global Whining ball rolling. An inveterate showman on par with P.T. Barnum, he held his dog-and-pony show during a D.C. heat wave and opened all the windows the night before so the AC wouldn't be able to cool the room and everyone would be sweating like a whore in church. As an aside, I cringe at the thought of the stench in that room as all those Congressmen sweated out the bourbon from the night before. Anyway, he has also been noted for purposely exaggerating and/or faking data to support his pet Global Warming alarmism because the issue “is too important” to be shackled or hindered with pesky little things like “facts”.

In 1988, Hansen warned a journalist with his prediction of what a disaster New Yawk would be like in 20 years if we evil affluent Americans didn’t change our evil ways. “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water. 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.”
He missed the mark by a wee bit on that one, but the greenie weenies insist we must still pay attention to him, because last July he testified that if we affluent Americans don’t change our evil ways, in 20 years we will be facing ecological disaster. Hmmm. Sounds familiar. And anyone at all is listening to this yahoo why?

Then there’s Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford professor, recipient of something called a “genius grant” (apparently about as worthless as a Nobel Prize these days), who has been peddling doom and gloom since the 1970’s as well. Of course, his predictions pretty much all turn out to be somewhere between ludicrous and moronic, definitely not “genius”, but the left and their lapdogs in the media still think the doofus is somehow relevant. Mainly because he has some goofy new book out that bemoans the threat of a “vast right wing conspiracy” seeking to discredit the environmental movement via the dastardly and dishonest tactic of, “challenging the science upon which environmentalism is based." How dare we!

Anyway, according to Paul Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, smog disasters will kill almost a quarter of a million people in LA and New York in 1973, the oceans will be devoid of marine life by 1979 and by 1980 life expectancy in the US will drop to 42 years of age. The President will dissolve Congress during the food riots of the 1980’s, the rest of the world will nuke us to keep our poisoned food from “getting” them, and our population will dwindle to less than 27 million by 1999.

Well, yeah, sure, maybe those predictions turned out to be a tad bit off but, by Gaia, we better listen this time! This time they're not kidding! This time they're right! They're scientists and an experts! Trust us! Wolf! Wolf!


Jim Fryar said...

This reminds me of one of a Mines Department apparatchik who contacted our management warning us that he had done some computer modeling which indicated that we were overdue for a fatal accident. 15 years later when we closed down it still hadn't happened.

Perhaps he got his statistics mixed up with his numerology.

I sometimes wonder if he ever secured that bright future in the IPCC.

Bawb said...

I've only scratched the surface of the predictions of doom and gloom put out by these losers. Yet no matter how many times they are proven wrong, for some reason they are completely credible each and ever "next time".

A functional media would help but, as Mark Twain once said, "If you don't read the papers you are uninformed. If you do read the papers, you are misinformed."