What Ever Happened To Monbiot’s Global Meltdown?

  • Date: 06/05/19
  • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

Back in 1999, the Moonbat was warning us that the world was already collapsing around us thanks to climate change:

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Global warming means that flying across the Atlantic is now as unacceptable as child abuse

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 29th July 1999.

The global meltdown has begun. Long predicted and long denied, the effects of climate change are arriving faster than even the gloomiest prophets expected.

This week we learnt that the Arctic ecosystem is collapsing. The ice is melting, wiping out the feeding grounds of whales and walruses. Polar bear and seal populations appear to have halved. Three weeks ago, marine biologists reported that almost all the world’s coral reefs could be dead by the end of the coming century. Last year scientists found that between 70 and 90 per cent of the reefs they surveyed in the Indian Ocean had already expired, largely as a result of increasing water temperatures.

One month ago, the Red Cross reported that natural disasters uprooted more people in 1998 than all the wars and conflicts on earth combined. Climate change, it warned, is about to precipitate a series of “super-disasters”, a “new scale of catastrophe”. The demographer Dr Norman Myers calculates that 25 million people have already been displaced by environmental change, and this will rise to 200 million within 50 years. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine reports that nine of the ten most dangerous diseases carried by insects and other vectors are likely to spread as a result of global warming. The British Government’s chief scientist has warned that climate change could cause the Gulf Stream to grind to a halt….

In the twenty years since, every single one of his claims has been proved wrong.

  • Polar bear and walrus populations have increased.
  • Arctic sea ice has remained stable since 2007.
  • Coral reefs have not disappeared from the Indian Ocean.
  • Super disasters have not occurred.
  • Hundreds of millions have not been displaced.
  • Tropical diseases are not spreading because of global warming.
  • The Gulf Stream has not ground to a halt.

Not that this will stop him from making the same sort of silly claims now.

As for flying across the Atlantic, Emma Thompson evidently did not get the memo!

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