As the media have collaborated to bombard the populace with environmental and climate doom propaganda, it is only fair and reasonable to hold their feet to the fire (as it were) and examine past media promoted predictions that have failed to materialise.

From The Independent, July 9, 2009

Time to roll out a a royal – stepping well outside his role.

Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse, the Prince of Wales has warned in a grandstand speech which set out his concerns for the future of the planet.

The heir to the throne told an audience of industrialists and environmentalists at St James’s Palace last night that he had calculated that we have just 96 months left to save the world.

And in a searing indictment on capitalist society, Charles said we can no longer afford consumerism and that the “age of convenience” was over.

The Prince, who has spoken passionately about the environment before, said that If the world failed to heed his warnings then we all faced the “nightmare that for so many of us now looms on the horizon”.

He concluded with:

If we don’t face up to this, then Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust. And no amount of quantitative easing will revive it.

We are now 123 months later and I have just checked outside my window – the world still seems to be there, unsaved.

And the climate reality deniers still want us to start the ‘quantitative easing’ of our CO2 emissions.

Current score: Experts 0 – Reality 22.

Photoshopped image credit Boondecker