Researchers at Michigan State University report the startling and surprising news that “a new species of bird has been discovered in India and China.” It is the delightfully and poetically named Himalayan forest thrush.
But, but, but the Endangered Species Act was passed back in the 1970s because we (the world) were losing species right and left. Soon there would be no plants or animals left unless we stopped the madness!
The madness of people existing, multiplying, living, working, growing food, making things and building stuff! Oh, the horror! Plants and animals can’t live with people around, can they??? But discovery of a new species casts a bit of doubt on that theory, doesn’t it?
Wait – there’s more. Maybe we don’t have to worry after all. Today marks the Tenth Anniversary of Al Gore’s prediction of disaster. Yes, Jan. 27, 2016 was the predicted date of our demise by … Global Warming! Note the date of the linked article, please.
In the same article, by Rush Limbaugh, showing the value of remembering history, he writes, “Now, the last time I heard some liberal talk about “ten years” it was 1988, Ted Danson. We had ten years to save the oceans; we were all going to pay the consequences, which would result in our death.”
This is history squared!
These ten-year predictions by Hollywood celebrities just show their ignorance. Real predictors go out way farther, out where most people don’t expect to be still alive, so the predictors can’t be caught, tarred and feathered.
National Geographic had a scary undated article about melting glacier ice that predict that one in Peru “will be gone by 2100!” I believe, but can’t confirm, that that number has already been debunked. Maybe I’ll leave that for your homework today.
Now, all we have to hear is that we are having record cold weather in NYC … oh, wait.