Prince Charles extends climate doomsday deadline by 33 years

Posted: July 28, 2015 by oldbrew in alarmism, propaganda, Psychobabble

You have been warned!

You have been warned!

We should be used to this kind of bilge by now, but the absurdity of it all never ceases to amaze.

Prince Charles is warning that there are only 35 years left to save the planet from climate disaster, which represents a 33-year extension of his previous deadline, reports the Washington Times.

In March 2009, the heir to the British throne predicted that the world had 100 months “before we risk catastrophic climate change,” as pointed out by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano.

Prince Charles, who updated his forecast in a July 18 interview with the Western [U.K.] Morning News prior to his visit to the Westcountry, began issuing warnings six years ago about imminent ecological disaster driven by climate change.

“The best projections tell us that we have less than 100 months to alter our behaviour before we risk catastrophic climate change,” the Prince of Wales said in a speech in Rio de Janeiro, as reported by the [U.K.] Telegraph.

Four months later, he predicted in an interview with the [U.K.] Independent that the Earth had 96 months left to avoid “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it.”

That prediction, which he continued to reference in other interviews, would have given the world until 2017 before reaching the “tipping point” of environmental catastrophe driven by climate change.

Others have also extended their original “tipping point” predictions in recent years, much to the amusement of climate-change skeptics.

For example, Climate Depot notes that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave the world 15 years to act starting in April 2014, even though its then-chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, had set a five-year deadline in 2007.

In 2006, former Vice President Al Gore said the world may have only 10 years to reverse course, prompting climatologist Roy Spencer to comment in 2014 that, “in the grand tradition of prophets of doom, his prognostication is not shaping up too well.”

Skeptics point out that the global mean temperature has not increased for more than 18 years, a phenomenon referred to by scientists as “the pause.”

Original report: Prince Charles extends climate doomsday deadline by 33 years – Washington Times.

  1. Fanakapan says:

    Oh Dear, even if one wonders if the bloke will continue with his pronouncements when he ascends to the throne, it’s only necessary to imagine a President Thatcher, or Blair in order to not take him too seriously 🙂

  2. Curious George says:

    I can only imagine what he is telling his houseplants.

  3. I thought this article dealt with it “appropriately”.

    Next deadline to be set around 2038; action by 2213?

    Definitely zeroing in on the date when we must take action to avert dangerous climate change: Never.

  4. LightningCamel says:

    Hmm. 2007 gives 5 years, 2014 gives 15 years so in the best tradition of climate science, by 2021 we will have 45 years and things can only get better from there.

  5. Steve Crook says:

    He said we have “100 days before we *risk* catastrophic climate change”. Clearly now the 100 days have passed we *are* risking catastrophic climate change, and have another 35 years to mend our evil ways before it becomes irreversibly awful. All seems perfectly rational to me. /sarc

  6. oldbrew says:

    The runaway climate catastrophe just keeps running away 😎

    Now it’s scheduled after the end of the careers, or lives even, of its supporters. Don’t bother trying to find the evidence, it’s all buried in computer models that are stuck in ‘endless failure’ mode.

    Some light reading for misguided royals and others…

  7. Doom and disaster
    Only 35 years away!
    Pay attention people
    To what Charles has to say,
    Although he got it wrong
    With his last projection,
    It seems he’s still suffering
    With his man-made infection!

  8. Russell says:

    Oh thank you great leader!!!! Any end-of-the-world/climate change/global warming prediction longer than 2 or 3 MINUTES is pure BS.

  9. Skeptik says:

    Hell, we were told in 1995 that we only had 3 years left to save the planet so it doesn’t matter any more, we are all doomed.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Ex UK Prime Minister Brown reckoned in 2009 we had ’50 days to save the world’.

    Six years later we hear Paris is ‘the last chance’ or something.
    Expect to hear much the same in 2020, 2030, 2040 ad infinitum from the same political quarters and their PR stooges like Prince Charles.

  11. BLACK PEARL says:

    Wonder if the family will get an extension to their wind & solar contracts to cover the full period ?

  12. tgmccoy says:

    “Bilge” indeed- you have never lived until you cleaned one out.