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By Rachel Alexander, The Stream, January 5, 2020

Rachel Alexander is a senior editor at The Stream. She is a political columnist and the founder and editor of Intellectual Conservative.

Europe’s climate will become like Siberia, “catastrophic” shortages of water and energy will lead to war, and crop yields around the world will fall by 10-25%.

Rachel AlexanderThe media breathlessly foretold a global catastrophe. The global rise in temperature would lead to food shortages. Less and worse fresh water. More frequent floods and droughts. Mega-droughts would start in Northern Europe and Southern China in 2010 and continue throughout the decade. By the end of the decade, Europe’s climate would be as bad as Siberia’s. Europe would suffer food shortages. People would abandon the continent for warmer countries.

The media based their predictions on a prestigious report. “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security” appeared in 2003. Andrew Marshall, a Pentagon defense adviser and long-time director of a think tank called the Office of Net Assessment, had commissioned it. Peter Schwartz, CIA consultant and former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Doug Randall of the California-based Global Business Network wrote it.

They said, “We have created a climate change scenario that although not the most likely, is plausible, and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately.”

The experts they consulted warned that the bad things “would most likely happen in a few regions, rather than … globally.” They also said “the magnitude of the event may be considerably smaller.” But still, the report claimed there was a good chance life on earth was going to get worse, and soon. ….

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