Friday Funny: The complete Halloween climate scare roundup

In case you missed the series, here are all of the climate scare debunked videos. – Anthony

For environmental activists, every day is Halloween as they try to scare children about supposed catastrophes that will soon befall the earth due to climate change. They also try to frighten politicians in the United States and around the world into taking radical, economy-killing action to “stop” global warming.

But like most spooky stories told around Halloween, those climate scares turn out to be tall tales. From the supposed polar bear population crisis, to children never experiencing snow, to coastal cities being uninhabitable, one scare after another has proven false.

The Heartland Institute has released 10 videos for Halloween that debunk some of the most-popular climate scares pushed by radical environmentalists over the decades.

See the playlist at this link for the 10 videos that were released one per day for the last 10 days leading up to Halloween.

#10: Al Gore Says the Polar Ice Cap Will Disappear by 2013

#9: Children Won’t Know What Snow Is

#8: Polar Bears Are in Danger

#7: Syrians Are Fleeing Due to Climate Change

#6: Pulling Out of the Paris Accord Dooms Humanity

#5: We Have 12 Years to Save the World

#4: Hurricanes Are Increasing in Severity

#3: Climate Change Leads to Mass Starvation

#2: An Underwater New York City

#1: We’re Entering a New Ice Age

The scares for the videos were picked by staffers at Heartland, as well as our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Energy & Environment Legal Foundation.

The Heartland Institute is a 35-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

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Cameron Kuhns
November 1, 2019 10:51 am

I think the last one about entering an ice age is currently possible. I remember back in the 70’s that there was an ice age scare but I think they are correct on this one.

John Endicott
Reply to  Cameron Kuhns
November 1, 2019 11:43 am

dropping back to the little ice age (or colder) is certainly a possibility and it a much more scary proposition than the modest (and beneficial) warming that we’ve had since the last time the world was that cold.

Reply to  Cameron Kuhns
November 1, 2019 12:11 pm

Another ice age is neigh on inevitable. But it could be a 1,000 or 1,000’s of years away. To protect ourselves, we should be striving to become as technologically advanced as possible. Which we should be doing anyway.

Reply to  tim maguire
November 1, 2019 8:36 pm

: @tim re next glaciation ; 1,000 years or 1,000s of years or within a few decades or it has already started. Good point: we don’t know.

The ‘Climastrologists’ have been wasting time and cashing in on the political agenda behind CAGW/Climate Change, not to mention cashing in their “Useful Idiot” checks for advancing the One World Government get-rid-of-the-surplus-population agenda.

So we don’t exactly know what’s going on with the climate and most people would really like to know.

The focus on Global Average Surface Temperature to +/-0.00000001 degrees (pick ’em, C K, or F) doesn’t tell anyone Jack Squat about whether we can repopulate the Sahel again or move back into the cliff dwellings in the American Southwest. Should we be planting cabbage or tomatoes in Saskatchewan?

What a waste, eh? Beaucoup $$$$$$$$$$ to push a socialist agenda under the pretense of saving the planet. (Which, by the by, does not need saving).

One of the very few places you can read about real advances in our knowledge of climate is here on WUWT.

Reply to  Cameron Kuhns
November 1, 2019 1:57 pm

Speaking of ice age, did a hole open up in the CO2 layer over central England? Yano the blanket that keeps us warm. They just experienced the coldest October mean temp (10C) since … the Maunder minimum. brrrr!

In the 360 years of CET data there have only-ever been 9 other years with an October average temperature of 10C — these are 1659, 1660, 1663, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1672, 1679, and 1722.

Note how ALL of these years fall within the Maunder Minimum

Terry Shipman
Reply to  icisil
November 1, 2019 2:10 pm

What goes around comes around. Or more precisely, comes back again.

John in Oz
Reply to  icisil
November 1, 2019 2:22 pm

Regardless of how cold it gets, CO2 is still the culprit.

It’s like blaming all ills on Satan (or choose your own demonic evil-doer).

We never hear that CO2 is responsible for all of the non-catastrophic weather, just the bad bits.

November 1, 2019 11:30 am

The real horror is that this alarmist rubbish invades our lives every time we tune in to the daily climate propaganda…er…news broadcasts or pick up a newspaper or magazine.

November 1, 2019 11:49 am

Plus this:
We have to offer up scary scenarios… each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective and being honest.” -Stephen Schneider, lead IPCC author, 1989
“Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” -Sir John Houghton, first IPCC chair
“The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” -Daniel Botkin, ex Chair of Environmental Studies, UCSB

And so the failed predictions of doom never end:
“Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.” -Noel Brown, ex UNEP Director, 1989
“A billion people could die from global warming by 2020.” -John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar, 1986
“[Inaction will cause]… by the turn of the century [2000], an ecological catastrophe which will witness devastation as complete, as irreversible as any nuclear holocaust.” -Mustafa Tolba, 1982, former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program
By 1995 somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.” -(leftist) Senator Gaylord Nelson, 1970
“Reefs around the West Indies in the Caribbean look as though they will be gone by 2020.” -warmist Hoege-Guldberg, 1999
“Major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020.” -Paul Harris, UK Ecojournalist, 2004

Mike Maguire
November 1, 2019 12:56 pm

This would have been one of my picks:

“U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked”


UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday.

Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study.

″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said.

UNEP estimates it would cost the United States at least $100 billion to protect its east coast alone.

Shifting climate patterns would bring back 1930s Dust Bowl conditions to Canadian and U.S. wheatlands, while the Soviet Union could reap bumper crops if it adapts its agriculture in time, according to a study by UNEP and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Excess carbon dioxide is pouring into the atmosphere because of humanity’s use of fossil fuels and burning of rain forests, the study says. The atmosphere is retaining more heat than it radiates, much like a greenhouse.

The most conservative scientific estimate that the Earth’s temperature will rise 1 to 7 degrees in the next 30 years, said Brown.

The difference may seem slight, he said, but the planet is only 9 degrees warmer now than during the 8,000-year Ice Age that ended 10,000 years ago.

Brown said if the warming trend continues, ″the question is will we be able to reverse the process in time? We say that within the next 10 years, given the present loads that the atmosphere has to bear, we have an opportunity to start the stabilizing process.″

He said even the most conservative scientists ″already tell us there’s nothing we can do now to stop a … change″ of about 3 degrees.

″Anything beyond that, and we have to start thinking about the significant rise of the sea levels … we can expect more ferocious storms, hurricanes, wind shear, dust erosion.″

He said there is time to act, but there is no time to waste. ”

Mike: That was 30 years ago and the planet has continued to green up with life doing wonderful during this climate OPTIMUM.

John in Oz
Reply to  Mike Maguire
November 1, 2019 2:32 pm

If Noel Brown and his ilk are still around, they should be made to recant their predictions and return all monies provided to them based on same.

Compensation to those who believed them should also be considered (paid by the doomsters).

The likes of Gore and his merry band of followers should also be brought before the populace for their scare-mongering.

Mike Maguire
November 1, 2019 1:07 pm

Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

CO2 is the elixir for life and and the atmosphere still has less than half the optimal amount.
The planet is telling us this……….listen to it.

CO2 is a beneficial gas in all fields of science…………biology, agronomy, horticulture, plant science, zoology, authentic climate science……all of them.

Only in the field of politics is it defined as pollution.

November 1, 2019 1:12 pm

If we had a repeat of the LIA we that live in the Temperate zone of the NH are far better prepared to weather the cold than those that came before us. However colder times are generally dryer times and drought and crop failures are another matter altogether.

November 1, 2019 2:08 pm

In my humble opinion, people talking nonsense like predicting something that didn’t happen is not annoying. What annoys me is people who claim I’m a de­nier of science when they bring up this BS that we now know that didn’t happen – and then they claim they never said that.

They make people believe in coming ice age only to say they didn’t say that. I’m sorry, I remember it. No point lying to me.

Gunga Din
November 3, 2019 11:17 am

Thanks for putting all 10 in one place.

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