ABC News this week is mum about way-off-base predictions the network made seven years ago on “climate change” that included New York City engulfed by water from a rising sea and gasoline going over $9 a gallon, noted Grumpy Editor
The look back at the “Good Morning America” June 12, 2008 special, uncovered by Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters, also included predictions of Miami being wiped out by a “storm of the century,” an abandoned Las Vegas and a reduction of Earth’s population.
The network, added Whitlock, “promoted the special by hyperventilating, ‘Are we living in the last century of our civilization?’”
Climate change continues much in the news. Just last Monday, Bloomberg’s Louise Downing pointed out, “As talks aimed at slowing global warming drag on, researchers are pushing new ideas that some are calling last-ditch attempts to avert the worst effects of climate change.”
Some of the far-out proposals, she mentioned, included using charcoal to lock carbon dioxide into soil, scattering carbon-absorbing gemstones, blocking the sun’s rays with airborne particles and seeding oceans with carbon-absorbing iron.
(It should be pointed out that global average land and sea temperatures, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, were up about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit --- in 135 years.)
FYI, IN CASE YOUR FAVORITE NEWS OUTLETS MISSED THESE…
“Tame” inflation starting to growl? U.S. producer prices in May recorded their biggest increase since September, 2012, up 0.5 percent…Another late Friday development from the Obama administration, hoping it missed attention of editors: Six Yemen Guantanamo Bay detainees were moved to Oman --- another step by President Barack Obama who has vowed to shuttter Guantanamo before he leaves office in early 2017…Tired of "recycled" coverage of the two escaped killers from an upstate New York prison? Now in its 10th day, media --- in many cases ---- continued to treat the search as the lead story over the weekend, focusing on areas close to the 3,000-inmate prison where the pair escaped on June 5 (although the two are probably in Mexico by now)…Editors love hurricanes/tropical storms even when they are far from U.S. shores. So even when tropical storm Carlos was 70 miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico (its position late Sunday), it still grabbed air time/newspaper space…Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News, reportedly was seeking an annual salary that matched Williams: $10 million…The Pentagon’s equal opportunity policy will protect gays and lesbians in uniform for the first time, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter…Linked to that, the Williams Institute, a UCLA Law School think tank that concentrates on issues regarding sexual orientation, estimated there are 15,000 transgender troops serving in the military…No media person asked why it took investigators one month to determine that the Amtrak engineer involved in the deadly May 12 derailment in Philadelphia did not use his cell phone while operating the train…Time Inc. said it plans to outsource at least 18 jobs to overseas countries…McDonald’s Corp. hired former Obama administration press secretary Robert Gibbs as global communications chief and executive vice president…Franklin Graham, son of televangelist Billy Graham, said he is moving Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s funds (which could total more than $100 million) out of Wells Fargo accounts in response to the bank’s TV spot featuring a lesbian couple…The Moberly (Mo.) Monitor-Index next month will sideline carriers of the daily newspaper, with about 4,700 subscribers, and rely on the U.S. Postal Service for delivery. The newspaper is in the GateHouse Media family that owns 78 daily and 235 weekly newspapers in the U.S. With the delivery change, the Monitor-Index will switch from afternoon to morning newspaper…Meanwhile, the Albuquerque Journal is phasing out coin-operated newspaper racks to focus on home delivery, in-store sales and digital subscriptions…So much for young entrepreneurs. Two sisters, 7 and 8, in Overton, Texas, planning to raise $105 for a Father’s Day present via lemonade stand sales, were shut down by police in an hour --- after already collecting more than $25 --- because they lacked a permit.
How bad is the low-water situation in drought-hit California?
It's so bad that Gov. Jerry Brown bragged at a news conference that he did NOT shower that morning.