An AP Climate Story

March 15, 2019

by John McClaughry

Here’s an interesting story from Associated Press, dated June 29, 1989:

“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.

“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. . . ”

Well, thirty years have gone by since that outburst from a United Nations official, and nineteen years since nations were supposed to disappear. Notice any missing nations?

This is just an early example of the hysterical hype fed to us by the UN and its climate bodies. When their scare stories don’t pan out, they just invent new ones.

John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Donka March 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

And the climate fanatics only believe the scientist that are paid by grants that the federal government gives them. If they said it was not an issue they would be out of a job.


Thaddeus Cline March 16, 2019 at 2:58 am
Rachel Williams March 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

This is an excellent documentary on how funding affects scientific research. It’s an eye opener for anyone believing that scientists are above the fray and their findings are beyond examination. From the Corbett Report:


Deanne March 16, 2019 at 2:45 am

More of these articles need to be dug up and widely publicized. In addition to the “global warming” scare tactics, how about going back to the 70s when it was global cooling that we were supposed to be worried about? I vaguely remember a story in my second grade (1974-1975) reading book “How It Is Nowadays,” talking about this imminent threat. I would like to locate this reading book and that story to verify it.

I’m sure there are many old articles with deadline dates that have long expired. People should be reminded of them.


Deanne March 16, 2019 at 2:47 am

Oh, and to answer your question … I haven’t heard of any missing nations lately. In fact, I haven’t heard of even a single missing city, although there are several along the coasts I think we would be better off without.


Thaddeus Cline March 16, 2019 at 3:22 am

The IPPC is a United Nations organization run by 185 nations threw out the world .
They provide information from hundreds of scientists and all that information is then studied and rechecked by more scientists. They all volunteer.
The information on who they are and what they do and where they get there money , is freely open to the public anyone with a computer can look it all up . It’s not hidden and there’s no reason to do so .
You can choose not to believe them . But your going to have a real hard time convincing 185 country’s they don’t know what the real story is . Science is science and in this case thousands of scientists from all of the world believe in human cased climate change . If you have information other wise I suggest you go and explain it to them .


Doug Tuthill March 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

When you can explain to me how the Wolly Mammoth froze to death with green grass in its mouth , I will start listening to you


Ivan March 16, 2019 at 12:54 pm

For starters, it’s the IPCC and all they have for evidence are MAN MADE computer
climate models
I have yet to hear precisely what amount of carbon in the atmosphere would be acceptable, if any.
I have also yet to hear precisely why the IPCC tax panel is looking the other way
while China , is on a coal plant building tear with no end in sight.
There are well meaning people in this debate but the leadership from the very top are entirely fraudulent and their cash cow is the United States of America.


Rachel Williams March 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

The IPPC is not a neutral organization when it comes to AGW – it’s mission is to push that man-made CO2 is warming the planet, with the solution being to move the entire world to a new world order under globalism. Officials from IPPC have openly admitted (documented) that the Climate Change agenda is to destroy Capitalism and redistribute the world’s wealth. Besides that over arching agenda, there is testimony by contributing scientist to IPPC’s reports that their findings have been grossly misrepresented in the policy summary, which summary is the only thing read by 97% of those who read it.


Rachel Williams March 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm

1.6%, Not 97%, Agree that Humans are the Main Cause of Global Warming


Jim Candon March 16, 2019 at 3:29 am

Thaddeus – I choose not to believe them. You shouldn’t either.


John Kingston March 21, 2019 at 7:31 pm

Read the story a little closer. It does not say nations will be wiped off the map by 2000. It says if the warming trend is firmly set in place by 2000 that nations will be at risk for disappearing off the map. I agree there is a lot of hysteria but I don’t see this person saying nations will disappear by 2000. There is a difference.


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