Politics Hey New York City, How Do You Like Being Under Water?

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    FLASHBACK: ABC's ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015

    By Scott Whitlock | June 12, 2015 | 7:30 AM EDT


    New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015.

    The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for the current year: "Gas reached over $9 a gallon." (In reality, gas costs an average of $2.75.)

    On June 12, 2008, correspondent Bob Woodruff revealed that the program "puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015."

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    As one expert warns that in 2015 the sea level will rise quickly, a visual shows New York City being engulfed by water. The video montage includes another unidentified person predicting that "flames cover hundreds of miles."

    Then-GMA co-anchor Chris Cuomo appeared frightened by this future world. He wondered, "I think we're familiar with some of these issues, but, boy, 2015? That's seven years from now. Could it really be that bad?"

    Ultimately, ABC delayed the air-date for Earth 2100 and the one-hour show didn't debut until June 2, 2009. The program showcased the terrible impact of global warming from 2015 through 2100.In the special, a "storm of the century" wiped out Miami. Other highlights included a destroyed New York City and an abandoned Las Vegas. By 2084, Earth's population will apparently be just 2.7 billion.

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    On June 13, 2008, ABCNews.com promoted the special by hyperventilating, "Are we living in the last century of our civilization?" Unlike the 2015 predictions, that suggestion hasn't (yet) been proven wrong.


    Seven years later, the network has quietly ignored its horribly inaccurate predictions about 2015. When it comes to global warming claims, apparently results don't matter for ABC.


    A partial transcript of the June 12, 2008 GMA segment is below:




    GMA
    6/12/08
    8:34am

    CHRIS CUOMO: Now, we will have a dramatic preview for you of an unprecedented ABC News event called "Earth 2100." We're asking you to help create a story that is yet to unfold: What our world will look like in 100 years if we don't save our troubled planet. Your reports will actually help form the backbone of a two-hour special airing this fall. ABC's Bob Woodruff will be the host. He joins us now. Pleasure, Bob.

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    BOB WOODRUFF: You too, Chris. You know, this show is a countdown through the next century and shows what scientists say might very well happen if we do not change our current path. As part of the show, today, we are launching an interactive web game which puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015.

    [NOTE: ABC provides no graphics or identification for any of the following individuals/activists featured. Identifications taken discerned from web article.]

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE #1: The public is sleepwalking into the future. You know, sort of going through the motions of daily life and really not paying attention.

    JAMES HANSEN (NASA/AL GORE SCIENCE ADVISOR): We can see what the prospects are and we can see that we could solve the problem but we're not doing it.

    [Graphic: Welcome to 2015]

    PETER GLEICK (SCIENTIST/PACIFIC INSTITUTE): In 2015, we've still failed to address the climate problem.

    JOHN HOLDREN (PROFESSOR/HARVARD UNIVERSITY): We're going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires.

    UNIDENTIFIED "REPORTER:" Flames cover hundreds of square miles.

    UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: We expect more intense hurricanes.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE #5: Well, how warm is it going to get? How much will sea level rise? We don't know really know where the end is.

    UNIDENTIFIED VOICE #2: Temperatures have hit dangerous levels.

    UNIDENTIFIED VOICE #3: Agriculture production is dropping because temperatures are
    rising.

    HEIDI CULLEN (WEATHER CHANNEL/CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT): There's about one billion people who are malnourished. That number just continually grows.

    ...

    CUOMO: I think we're familiar with some of these issues, but, boy, 2015? That's seven years from now. Could it really be that bad?

    WOODRUFF: It's very soon, you know. But all you have to do is look at the world today right today. You know, you've got gas prices going up. You got food prices going up. You've got extreme weather. The scientists have studied this for decades. They say if you connect the dots, you can actually see that we're approaching maybe even a perfect storm. Or you have got shrinking resources, population growth. Climate change. So, the idea now is to look at it, wake up about it and then try to do something to fix it.

    ...

    WOODRUFF: But the best of these regular reports that come from people that are watching, we're going to put those on, all of this on our two-hour production that's going to happen in the fall. And we just want more of these people to watch. And we've gotten already some remarkable interviews from these people. And just take a quick look.

    UNIDENTIFIED TEENAGER: It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99.

    SECOND UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gas reached over $9 a gallon.

    THIRD UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm scared [bleeped] right now, but I have to get this out.

    WOODRUFF: So the producers actually work with those people that send in their ideas into the website. And then we're just hoping that the goal is ultimately get these ideas very soon.

    CUOMO: Lovely. Bob Woodruff. Thank you very much. You can find out much more about how you can be part of this exciting and important show. You can go to Earth2100.tv. Earth2100.tv or you can go to ABCNews.com.
     
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    I only believe predictions by Nostradamus.
     
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    But Al Gore said that global warming would cause all the ice to melt. :nooo:

    This is just like all the panic over the rainforest in the early to mid 1990s.
     
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    from Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Woodruff#Awards


     
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    It's all of the hurricanes wiping us out which has me scared.
     
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    Fuck it. Never mind.

    Selfishly speaking, it doesn't matter to me much what Earth looks like past my lifespan.
     
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    Global warming...it's around.
     
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    when in trouble, when in doubt
    run in circles, scream and shout.

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    but no mention of radical extremists, racial riots and Olympic transvestites....2015 isn't so bad after all.
     
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    An article from Newsbusters.org? Wow. That's as spot on as getting your view on Evangelical Christian theology from MSNBC and Mother Jones.

    Well, I'm game: Those crazy lib-tards with their snooty MIT and Stan-ferd Ph.Ds. Hell, I'm looking out my window right this minute and all I see is sun and blue skies. And its almost the same temperature it was last year at this time. That means global warming is a conspiracy by the lib-tard media! I for one aint gonna take it no more: I'm going to fire up my Weber grill and throw a few discarded tires on it. You know, just to show Old Al Gore that this Kal-ifornian aint gonna take his lib-tard shit no more. And while I'm at it, I'm going to dig out that case of Aquanet aerosol hairspray that I've been storing up for a special occasion. Time to give that ozone layer something to really complain about. Finally, I'm going to turn on my garden hose and water my driveway just to show that lib-tard Jerry Brown that he can't tell me that there's a drought here. Hell, I turned on my faucet this morning, and you know what came out? WATER! That proves there is no drought.

    This lesson in empirical science brought to you by "Captain."
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I've been looking at coastal real estate in Georgia and Florida. Both places i checked hurricane records. It's been something like 61 years since a major storm one place, and over 100 another. I lived where two hit one summer in 2004. Since then, nothing. 11 years and counting.
     
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    Global warming may lead to more storms or fewer storms, depending on the actual results.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    2.8 BBBBillion people on earth burn wood or dung daily for fuel. But your flat panel TV and SUV are killing the earth. Honest.
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    We don't see eye to eye. But thumbs up for a well-done satire.
     
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    2.8 million sounds low. Billion?
     
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    Yes, Billion. I'm getting sloppy.
     
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    eggs are getting helli-expensive
     
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