Tim Flannery “Has Plenty Of Company In The Dunce’s Corner” …Climate Science’s Long List Of Failed Predictions

Good article at Quadrant magazine here on the background behind the many failed predictions of disaster in climate science and the strange characters behind them.

Hat tip: reader Stefan.
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Warmists Take the Hardest Hits

Anyone can be a prophet of doom….

Why can’t the global-warming catastrophe industry convince the public that the scare underwriting its meal ticket is real? Even the CSIRO’s  annual survey last year  showed that 53% of Australians reject the official story. And even on the CSIRO’s figures, Aussies rank climate fourteenth out of sixteen concerns overall, and we rate it only seventh out of eight even among environmental concerns. In Britain, more of the same, with a new survey showing those who describe themselves “very concerned” about climate change falling to 18%, down from 44% in 2005.

Partly to blame is that dratted 18-year halt to global warming, even as man-made CO2 continues to pour into the skies. But my theory is that the global warming industry has made itself so ridiculous over the past 30 years, so hyperventilatingly ludicrous, by predicting ever-more-dire catastrophes by the year 20XX.  But then year 20XX   comes and goes and life continues as normal. …

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5 responses to “Tim Flannery “Has Plenty Of Company In The Dunce’s Corner” …Climate Science’s Long List Of Failed Predictions”

  1. Kurt in Switzerland

    The “hardest hit” meme reminds me of the video clips* of the current POTUS stating blandly that thus and such a country was “punching above it’s weight” [in international affairs].

    One size fits all.

    *compiled by a Danish television host a few years ago.

    1. Kurt in Switzerland

      Here’s a link to the infamous video clip:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erYpXzE9Pxs

      1. DirkH

        punches above its weight = is a good little vassal (even if we had to help it along in the case of Norway with the Breivik terror attack, after Norway refused to invest its pension fund in London).

  2. MikeW

    I agree that “anyone can be a prophet of doom”. But religious doomsters don’t force me to pay taxes to support their idiocy. I resent being forced to pay taxes to governments that give money to the climate doomsters, and to their crony “green” energy companies.

  3. AJ Virgo

    Surely the “cooling is caused by warming” kneejerk has turned many a believer aside, it certainly killed the chatter stone dead amongst the Climate extremists.

    It was a full year before they piped up again in the media.