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5 hysterical environmentalist claims.

Jarrett Stepman over at the Daily Signal has tracked down five chicken-little predictions from the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s that failed to come to pass.

As usual, the Al Gore prediction is my favorite.

Predictions about the polar ice caps melting have been common. Dramatic pictures of polar bears floating on tiny icebergs have been some of the iconic images of the climate change movement.

Former Vice President Al Gore said at a conference in 2009 that a scientist predicted a “75 percent chance that the entire polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be completely ice free within five to seven years.”

In 2014, the ice caps were still there. In fact, it’s 2019 and the ice caps are still there.

Pants on fire...