We are damned lucky to have this guy on our side. And his friends are pure genius when it comes to warning us about cataclysm and the end of mankind!

Discredited predictors of climate disasters far and wide are rallying in support of President Obamas frontal assault on coal and

American energy independence. Among the usual suspect is the Environmental Defense Fund whose lead scientist for 20 years made some dire and outlandish predictions 25 years ago. Michael Oppenheimer who is arguably more an activist than a scientist wrote the following in his 1990 book ‘Dead Heat’.

"(By) 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots... "(By 1996) The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers... "The Mexican police will round up illegal American migrants surging into Mexico seeking work as field hands". - Michael Oppenheimer, The Environmental Defense Fund - "Dead Heat" 1990

Since his widely ridiculed work of scientific fiction was relegated to the garbage can of failed works he has done well for himself. In fact his Wikipedia page reads this way.

Michael Oppenheimer (Climate Scientist) is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. He is the Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School and Faculty Associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton Environmental Institute, and The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

You see it really doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong as long as you are a progressive activist.

For the rest of us however that kind of reckless behavior can lead to lost jobs, skyrocketing electric and gas bills, the loss of the American Dream and much more. So us little people tend to take these things pretty seriously. We won’t be getting a call from Princeton anytime soon. However a bill collector could be ringing us up at any moment.