SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
When scientists make predictions about how things will be in 50 years, they run the risk of looking foolish in 50 years... if anyone remembers.
From 1954 Popular Mechanics [thanks to Arnetta Whitehouse]... click on picture to read the caption below it.
UPDATE: Okay now that the day is over, read this.The 2004 prediction of earth's future circa 2054 because of global warming.
"The consequences would be catastrophic," said Jonathan Overpeck, director of the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth at the University of Arizona in Tucson. "Even with a small sea level rise, we're going to destroy whole nations and their cultures that have existed for thousands of years."
Overpeck and his colleagues have used computer models to create a series of maps that show how susceptible coastal cities and island countries are to the sea rising at different levels. The maps show that a 1-meter (3-foot) rise would swamp cities all along the U.S. eastern seaboard. A 6-meter (20-foot) sea level rise would submerge a large part of Florida.
UPDATE: Now that the day is over, this picture has nothing to do with global warming. It is Santa Cruz, CA in 1955. Well, maybe it was related. The 1930s were pretty hot.I'm guessing some people still don't get this so please see this.