High Priest of The Church of the Holy Gaia, Albert Gore, has announced that the earth will be doomed in 24 days. That’s hardly enough time to build your spaceship, but surely Gore and his crowd have set up an emergency online site where you can buy an indulgence and survive the coming apocalypse – I’ll post that url just as soon as I find it.
On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News:
The former vice president came to town for the premiere of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary chronicling what has become his crusade since losing the 2000 presidential election: Educating the masses that global warming is about to toast our ecology and our way of life.
Gore has been saying it for decades, since a college class in the 1960s convinced him that greenhouse gases from oil, coal and other carbon emissions were trapping the sun’s heat in the atmosphere, resulting in a glacial meltdown that could flood much of the planet.
Americans have been hearing it for decades, wavering between belief and skepticism that it all may just be a natural part of Earth’s cyclical warming and cooling phases.
And politicians and corporations have been ignoring the issue for decades, to the point that unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said.
For a “the science is settled” “fact”, global warming models, which purport to predict the future global temperature to within a half-degree centigrade in 2050, these end of days calculations seem so flakey, so wrong, that a skeptic might wonder if this whole thing isn’t a giant scam, designed to enrich the powerful and develop a huge, global central government.
Here at FWIW we’ve listed these “irreversible, this time we really mean it” tipping points as they come and go, but here’s a brief refresher list for just some of them, going back to 1982, which was three years after the same people were forced, at least temporarily, to abandon their coming ice age theory of doom. Note that every “crisis”, however, always has the same solution: higher taxes, more government.
We’ve had “tipping points” declared as fact in 1982, 1989, 1995, 1999, and on and on. For some reason, the same media that ridicules and scorns the whacky preachers who gather their flocks on remote mountainsides to greet the end and then come down the mountain the next day, never turn that scorn on these false prophets. (NASA Puppeteer Jim Hansen liked 2013, by the way, but then, he also liked Obama. Some expert.)