If you’re wondering about the long-term future of the climate doomsday scare, what follows is a clue.
A reader brought my attention to a 2008 paper by Horeis that completely demolished the forest die-off scare of the 1980s.
The starting point were local damages to certain tree species which scientists, journalists and politicians eagerly interpreted as a global threat to all forests. Man-made emissions were seen as the cause of the Waldsterben which was expected to thoroughly deforest the country within a few years. However, none of the apocalyptic prophecies of that time fulfilled. Seen in retrospect, Waldsterben spared the trees. It only seized the minds of the people.”
Expect the same in a couple decades time for the current global warming scare…