January 22, 2019

NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: It’s the new final countdown! Ocasio-Cortez on Millennials: ‘We’re Like the World Is Going to End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’

Mankind has made remarkable progress — 12 years is two years longer than the last final countdown:

But isn’t it all academic? In addition to everybody dying from Trump’s tax cuts, net neutrality, and Brett Kavanaugh being seated on the Supreme Court, all these earlier final countdowns surely finished civilization off:

President Obama ‘has four years to save Earth.’

—The London Guardian, January 17, 2009.

Warming expert: Only decade left to act in time.

—NBC News, September 14, 2006.

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked:

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.

—AP, June 29, 1989.

And finally, this classic: