Occasionally, I check American mainstream newspapers for stories on climate change. I sometimes find reports from those who have more dire predictions about the devastating consequences of global warming.
Most politicians seem to be on board with this concept. They and their administrative agencies keep giving us more and more environmental regulations. Unfortunately, this is costing average folks plenty. It also is causing well-paying jobs to migrate for friendlier business "climates" elsewhere.
Global warming predictions have been going on for years. Perhaps now is the time to look at some of these views of the future just to see how accurate they've been so far:
Prediction: There will be a major increase in Atlantic hurricane activity in the beginning of the 21st century.
Result: Researchers at Florida State University concluded that 2007 and 2008 brought the least amount of Atlantic storms in 30 years. Pacific hurricanes hit record lows in 2010. Predictions of "above-average" 2011 mainland activity did not materialize.