The Science is settled. Really?
One of the frequent remarks we hear when the experts talk about Global Warming, sorry, it’s Climate Change now, is that the Science is Settled. Amazing.
Here are a few examples of how often the scientists and ‘experts’ have been completely wrong in the Past. Very often.
In 1943, Thomas Watson, head of IBM, said the total market for computers was 5.
In the late 1950’s Automotive engineers stated that the top quarter mile speed possible for a drag racing vehicle was 150 miles per hour. Then some clever chap invented soft rubber slick tires and it all changed. Record top speed now is 336 mph.
In 1964, famous Hollywood Mogul Daryl Zanuck stated “television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
The experts commenting on the availability of oil have been wrong over and over. North Anerica was to be out of oil by 1970. They were wrong. Then oil would be depleted by 2000. Still wrong.
Famine predictors have been wrong too. India was supposed to have a famine by 1970. What happened? India is now the 7th largest EXPORTER of agricultural products.
Former US Senator and one time Presidential candidate Al Gore told us in 2007 that”unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.” As 2017 approaches it it clear that Gore was wrong.
Many predictions came out of the First ‘EARTH DAY’ in 1970 including:
Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich declared in the April 1970. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
Ehrlich went on to say in 1970 that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans will die from famine.
Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, “Demographers agree almost unanimously that by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. and Central America the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the experts told us that Climate change was going to cause frequent hurricanes. The opposite has happened!
And one more. Hillary Clinton is going to win the election. So said the pundits, most of the media amd a majority of the pollsters.
There are countless other examples of doom and gloom predictions.
My only reason for posting this information to to show that the so called EXPERTS and SCIENTISTS have often been wrong and frequently continue to be wrong. Hence I take their forecasts and predictions with suspicion and scepticism.