The Worst Climate Predictions of 2008
by TexasGOPVote on November 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM
In a Canada Free Press article, Dennis Avery outlines the outrageous climate predictions influenced by the left's global warming infestation.
Prediction 1 by The Old Farmers’ Almanac, September 11, 2008:
- "2008 will be the hottest year in a century”
Well, we all know this didn't turn out to be accurate as 2008's winter was "the earth’s third straight harsher winter," with 2009 also following in a colder manner.
Prediction 2 by Backpacker Magazine Blogs, June, 2008:
- “You could potentially sail, kayak or even swim to the North Pole by the end of the summer. Climate scientists say that the Arctic ice . . . is currently on track to melt sometime in 2008.”
Soon after this prediction...
a huge Russian icebreaker got trapped in the thick ice of the Northwest Passage for a full week.
Prediction 3 by environmental and global warming activist Tim Flannery:
- “Australia’s Cities Will Run Out of Drinking Water Due to Global Warming.”
Don't worry, "Australia’s city reservoirs are amply filled."
Prediction 4 by Aspen, CO city-funded study, June, 2007:
- "No More Skiing?" Aspen study predicted that global warming would change Aspen's climate to resemble the hot and dry climate of Amarillo, TX.
Well, they got the "no more skiing" part right:
Would-be skiers in Aspen had lots of winter snow—but a chill factor of 18 below zero F. kept them at their fireplaces instead of on the slopes.