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Written by Andrew Puhanic
Published on Saturday, April 14th, 2012
An Associated Press report from 1986 has been dug out of the archives in which NASA predicts that global warming will cause the extinction of the human race “in a few decades,” proving once again that the same crowd now demanding carbon taxes be imposed to save the planet have been caught red-handed lying and exaggerating scientific data to justify their political crusade.
The AP report quotes Robert Watson, then director of NASA’s upper atmospheric program, as warning that earth’s temperature could rise as much as 10 degrees if “air pollution” is not addressed.
“A dramatic loss of ozone over antarctica proves the “greenhouse effect” is real and presages a gradual warming of the Earth that threatens floods, drought, human misery in a few decades and – if not checked – eventual extinction of the human species, scientists warned Tuesday,” states the report.
Almost three decades later and mankind is doing remarkably well to think that we’re only a few years a way from “extinction” due to global warming.
This 1986 article again illustrates how climate change alarmists have practiced routine deception in attempting to trick the world into accepting their “consensus” on global warming. However. the fact that their data models have been proven spectacularly wrong time and time again hasn’t dampened their appetite for pushing the same propaganda.
The 21st century version of Robert Watson, NASA’s James Hansen, will give a speech on Tuesday in which he will argue that carbon taxes, guaranteed to send already sky high energy prices skyrocketing further, need to be imposed immediately by a de facto global government in the name of saving mother earth.
Hansen’s other proposals are even more draconian. In 2010, he endorsed a book written by fellow alarmist Keith Farnish in which the author called for acts of sabotage and environmental terrorism in blowing up dams and demolishing cities in order to return the planet to the agrarian age.
“The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization,” writes Farnish, adding that “people will die in huge numbers when civilization collapses”.
Such rhetoric has more than passing resemblance to NASA’s debunked 1986 claptrap about us all being dead by 2016.
Before the idea of man-made global warming became the central vehicle of climate change fearmongering, the same people now pushing carbon taxes to mitigate rising temperatures were trumpeting the notion of global cooling as the biggest threat facing mankind.
In the 70′s, current White House science czar and avowed eugenicist John P. Holdren was busy talking up the drastic threat of global cooling, warning that it would produce giant tidal waves and environmental devastation.
In a 1971 essay entitled “Overpopulation and the Potential for Ecocide,” Holdren and his co-author Paul Ehrlich wrote that global cooling would ensue as a result of , “a reduced transparency of the atmosphere to incoming light as a result of urban air pollutions (smoke, aerosols), agriculture air pollution (dust), and volcanic oil.”
Holdren and Ehrlich predicted, “a mere 1 percent increase in low cloud cover would decrease the surface temperature by .8C” and that “a decrease of 4C would probably be sufficient to cause another ice age.”
They continued: “Even more dramatic results are possible, however; for instance, a sudden outward slumping in the Antarctic ice cap, induced by added weight, could generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.”
Of course, Holdren and his ilk were spectacularly wrong with their doomsday predictions about global cooling, but almost entirely the same crowd are now telling us that global warming is a gargantuan threat and that only a carbon tax paid directly to their buddies who own the big carbon exchanges can stop it.
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, April 13, 2012