I don’t know if you believe in life after death, but if you accept as valid a grim prediction that ran in the San Jose Mercury News on June 30, 1989, you must be reading this from the grave.
The article, an excerpt from which follows, makes no mention of a scientific consensus, but it does cite as an authority the U.N. Environment Program, which has been in the business of making gloom-and-doom pronouncements for several decades.
A senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect….