By Craig Rucker
July 2, 2017 - Former UN top climate official Christiana Figueres just told the world we only have "three years" to save the planet … and all it will cost is $1.5 trillion per year.
Gee, guess we should hurry and jump on that deal … not.
Call us suspicious, but this is the same Figueres who infamously in 2015 announced the UN's intention to replace free-market capitalism with bureaucratic control saying:
"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”
That Figueres would now make such a doomsday prediction and then ask for such large sums of money, especially in light of her ambitious stated goal to control and direct the economic path of the whole earth, should be enough to make anyone roll their eyes.
But not so with Fake News media. They eat this all up.
If they bothered to look, they’d see there's a long history of these so-called climate "tipping points" made by alarmists – all of which harmlessly passed without incident.
For those of us old enough to remember, the UN announced a 10-year tipping point way back in 1982, and then did so again in 1989. In both cases, these dates passed without any of the predicted doom-and-gloom taking place.
In 2006 Al Gore told us in An Inconvenient Truth the Arctic would be ice-free by 2014. He gave the planet only 10 years to escape before what, as Jim Morrison of The Doors might say, would be “The End.”
Not surprisingly, as CFACT’s undercover film review operative found out at the Sundance Film festival earlier this year, Al doesn't like it much if you ask him today how we survived.
Of course there’s more.
In 2008, ABC's Bob Woodruff hosted a program where scientists told us that agriculture would collapse by "2015," that a carton of milk would be $12.99, a gallon of gas $9 and large portions of NYC would be underwater.
And in 2009, Prince Charles declared we only had 96 months to save the Earth. That same year NASA's James Hansen said we only had until the end of President Obama's first term, though U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said we only had 50 days until the global warming apocalypse took place.
It goes on and on.
You’d think the embarrassment of potentially being labeled “false prophets” would make them, well, shut up. But no, the soothsaying doesn’t stop. It just gets more insane.
Marc Morano does a great job of keeping track of all the climate tipping points that came and went at CFACT's Climate Depot.
Our advice: If warming campaigners want to keep doing this Nostradamus gig, perhaps they should at least wait until they get one of their prophecies right before demanding a $1.5 trillion ransom.