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Daily Mail Turns to Nostradamus for Climate Change Advice

Essay by Eric Worrall

“For forty years the rainbow will not be seen. For forty years it will be seen every day.”

A great war, economic ruin and climate catastrophe…16th century French astrologer Nostradamus’ gloomy predictions for 2023

PUBLISHED: 19:34 AEDT, 1 January 2023 | UPDATED: 00:52 AEDT, 2 January 2023

Climate change to accelerate

‘For forty years the rainbow will not be seen. For forty years it will be seen every day.

‘The dry earth will grow more parched, and there will be great floods when it is seen.’

This particular prophecy appears quite apt given the current state of the climate.

Europe saw its worst drought in 500 years in 2022, while the Horn of Africa is currently experiencing the longest and most severe drought on record, threatening millions of people with starvation.

There were also catastrophic floods in Pakistan between June and October, killing more than 1,700 people and causing more than £14billion worth of damage.

If Nostradamus’s prediction is to be believed, next year could see even worse climate disasters – although one hopes nothing that will last for 40 years.

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Nostradamus does share one important attribute with alarmist climate scientists and their computer models. No matter how many times they are wrong, no matter how wrong they are, people keep coming back for more.

If only Nostradamus had a computer, maybe his climate model predictions could have been included in the next IPCC report.

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January 2, 2023 10:15 am

I’m 61 and seen quite a lot of rainbows the last 40 years

Smart Rock
Reply to  Grant
January 2, 2023 12:46 pm

Me too, and most of them were in the Pride parade. Old Nostradamus was spot on again!

Bryan A
Reply to  Smart Rock
January 2, 2023 8:27 pm

I hope Nostradamus is incorrect. I would hate to have 40 years pass between 2023 & 2024. I would hate for it to even seem to last 40 years, what a loooooong dull hear that would be.

Henry Pool
January 2, 2023 10:16 am
Frank from NoVA
January 2, 2023 10:16 am

Paraphrasing John McEnroe, they cannot be serious.

Bill Toland
January 2, 2023 10:18 am

Climate alarmists make Nostradamus seem credible by comparison.

Reply to  Bill Toland
January 2, 2023 11:32 am


At least Nostradamus was occasionally correct.

Reply to  pillageidiot
January 2, 2023 6:42 pm

At least Nostradamus was occasionally correct.

I am still looking for that first prediction of climate alarmists to be correct.

January 2, 2023 10:22 am

Sounds like Nostradamus was into the Ergot, again.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Yirgach
January 2, 2023 11:14 am

He always was a fun guy.

January 2, 2023 10:32 am

Nostradamus comes closer than their most sophisticated computers and models

January 2, 2023 11:28 am

I predict that in the future, everyone dies. I also predict that in 2023 there will be an explosion, a fire, a flood, a hurricane, a tornado and a political scandal. Everybody get their solar lights ready!

Reply to  doonman
January 2, 2023 11:31 am

Extreme heat waves.

Reply to  Scissor
January 4, 2023 3:06 am

Surely “extreme heat shimmers”…..?

michael hart
January 2, 2023 11:37 am

Well why not? It’s about as useful as the fancy computer models.
Makes you wish for the days when people said things like “The badgers are taking in a lot of leaves. It’s going to be a cold winter.”

Reply to  michael hart
January 2, 2023 11:43 am

I pay attention to how bushy the squirrels get.
The thicker the fur, the colder winter will be.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Brad-DXT
January 2, 2023 1:54 pm

Al Gore is a bit squirrely and has gotten thicker.
I’ll need more wood for the stove.

Ron Long
Reply to  michael hart
January 2, 2023 12:59 pm

Don’t be goofing on the Farmers Almanac.

January 2, 2023 11:53 am

16th century French astrologer
Huh, that was long time ago, and ever since every self-respecting TV astrologer, sorry weatherman, started with ‘we give our’ (nostra damus) long term weather forecast.

January 2, 2023 11:54 am

Sadly there here is nothing new about flooding in Pakistan or the rest of SE Asia for that matter.

SE Asia suffered from far worse flooding and loss of life during the 1970’s. With the Bangladesh floods of 1974 killing 28,700 and the 1975 Banqiao dam failure in China (caused by the intense rain from Typhoon Nina) killing 229,000.

Martin Brumby
Reply to  taxed
January 2, 2023 2:25 pm

Not Typhoon Nina. Dams should be designed to weather a 1 in 10,000 year event.

Incompetent design.

Peta of Newark
January 2, 2023 12:05 pm

He knew his thermodynamics did old Nostramulalamulous

He wasn’t really making predictions, he was suggesting how, in the broadest sense, how to behave. How to look after the place.

As such, he was saying not to make Dry Places – because they will be wet (suffer flash floods) because its the flood that sticks on folks’ memory, not the usual and seemingly relentless dry.

Likewise he was saying not to make Hot Places because they are actually cold places (they have no stored energy)

By example see my (2nd time attached) picture.
Everybody knows that the Sahara is A Hot Place. Only witches and other people who eat Ergot would assert otherwise.
Sugar eaters and drunks know better, their own Magical Thinking keeps their science straight.

OK. Explain the attached screenshot.
Nostradaddamaus can. And he did.

So what are the odds, why is it that the things he ventured Not To Do, are seemingly the very things that are happening?

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January 2, 2023 12:17 pm

Related (story tip): Paul Ehrlich prognosticates on 60 Minutes:

“The next few decades will be the end of the kind of civilization we’re used to.”
– If the greens have their way, he might actually be right for once.

January 2, 2023 2:03 pm

I predict that it will get hotter in Asia, Europe, and North America in June, but at the same time it will get cooler in Australia.

I predict that the team that scores the most points will win the Super Bowl.

I predict that there will be a tropical cyclone some time this year.

I predict that Fauci will never admit he was wrong.

I predict that the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere will be June 21.

Where is my fame and reward?

January 2, 2023 2:10 pm

Nostradamus can’t be any worse than the climate models. I’ve always noticed that people say Nostradamus predicted something AFTER the event. Never before.

Same with climate science.

January 2, 2023 3:12 pm

I remember reading a out the terrible african droughts since I was a kid 40 odd years ago. Pictures of kids with swollen bellies and flies i their eyes. Droughts, floods, monsoons…. I’m guessing it’s all been fairly predictable problems to predict for the past 400 years.

January 2, 2023 6:23 pm

“For forty years the rainbow will not be seen. For forty years it will be seen every day.”

For all we know, this is a prophecy about irrigation. Anyone who’s seen sprinklers in the sunlight has seen the prism effect. In a desert, with no rain and a lot of sunshine sunshine, this could make sense. But then, lake Powell and Lake Mead are lower, so we’re using too much water and you can still panic (although they have risen recently).

Bryan A
Reply to  johnesm
January 2, 2023 8:39 pm

Any day (24 hour period) where it rains throughout the daylight hours you also won’t see the Rainbow. Any day where it rains at night you will also not see a rainbow. No Rainbow does not necessarily equal No Rain.

Andy Pattullo
January 2, 2023 7:16 pm

When Nostradamus comes back to life he’ll be appointed immediately to a senior position at the IPCC. In his spare time he can read tea leaves for the Putin War effort.

January 4, 2023 3:28 am

So “paraphrasing” Nostradamus they conflate 40 years of dry and wet by changing the locations. And then say Hope it won’t be for 40 years. Sure Nostradamus should have been more precise with his formulation for the leftie morons, that cannot even understand what a woman is.

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