Climate change, the issue that is quite possibly the most divisive issue of our time, has been dealt another embarrassing blow. Climate change, formerly known as global warming, was once not so general. As far back as the 1980s, global warming was the topic of the times.
There were discussions of polar ice caps melting into the sea, and worldwide destruction was said to be left in its wake. The film The Day After Tomorrow brought some visuals to this claim. However, recent discoveries have begun to debunk some prior theories.
The Inquisitr reported on the ship that headed to Antarctica to document the destruction to the ice formation, due to global warming, only to find out the ice had increased and they were stuck in it. According to the Daily Caller, a government scientist in 1985 theorized that, due to global warming, New York City and Daytona Beach would be one in the same.
“[F]ederal climate experts have suggested that within a century the greenhouse effect could turn New York City into something with the climate of Daytona Beach, Fla.”
The global warming theorists also suggested many apocalyptic changes in climate and other disturbing changes beyond New York City.
“Beginning in a decade or two, scientists expect the warming of the atmosphere to melt the polar icecaps, raising the level of the seas, flooding coastal areas, eroding the shores and sending salt water far into fresh-water estuaries. Storm patterns will change, drying out some areas, swamping others and generally throwing agriculture into turmoil.”
The excerpt was found in a New York Times report from 30 years ago. For anyone living in New York City, or watching the weather over the past month or two, could sincerely attest to this being an absolute falsity. On Thursday, the 28-degree temperatures seemed to fly in the face of the aforementioned NYT story. In Daytona Beach, it was a tropical getaway by comparison, with the temperature reaching highs of 75 degrees.
Furthermore, as if to intentionally rebut global warming scientists’ claims, New York City has actually hit historic lows.
A headline from the New York Daily News last month read, “New York breaks 65-year record as frigid temperatures grip the nation, with snow and freezing rain on the way.”
Thermostats on February 2, 2015 could not lift themselves above 2 degrees, which was 5 degrees below the New York City record in 1950.
Ironically, Daytona Beach is actually becoming far more like New York City, as the Florida hot-spot had dustings of snow. That does not properly back up the notion, but so far, neither have government global warming scientists and their 1980s report.
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