Canberra Times 1989

In 1989, the Canberra Times said the Ozone Hole threatened Northern Australia

Dr Robert Edwards, said the risk of increased ultra violet rays was lower in southern Australia than in the north

30 Jul 1989 – Ozone hole to threaten Australia – Trove

According to NASA, the largest Ozone hole occurred in 2000, and it didn’t get anywhere near Australia.

Largest-ever Ozone Hole over Antarctica

Two weeks later, the Canberra Times said that the Ozone Hole was going to make cars larger and less fuel efficient.

11 Aug 1989 – WEEKEND MOTORING Ozone hole will affect car design – Trove

The previous year they said that Maldives would drown by the year 2018.

26 Sep 1988 – Threat to islands

And they said there was 90% certainty sea level would rise 1-4 meters by the years 2030 unless the world adopted global communism.

26 Jan 1989 – Call for anti-greenhouse action – Trove

But none of this is important, because Paul Ehrlich said overpopulation would kill us by 1989.

20 Aug 1969, Page 6 – The Index-Journal at

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7 Responses to Canberra Times 1989

  1. dm says:

    The ozone hole may explain the insanity that drove S. Oz & Taz to rely on unreliables for electricity;-}

  2. Jake Sinclair says:

    30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

    Today, The Maldives is home to more than 550K human beings

  3. Jake Sinclair says:

    However, other research suggest the Maldives and other coral islands may actually be expanding, not sinking into the sea.

    New Zealand researchers published a study earlier this year based on aerial photos and satellite images of Pacific islands over the last four decades that found most atolls they examined were increasing in size.

    The results echoed a 2015 study by the same lead author that also found coral island expansion. Study lead author and scientist Paul Kench told The New Scientist “that the Maldives seem to be showing a similar effect.”

  4. Jake Sinclair says:

    Most atolls will be uninhabitable by the mid-21st century because of sea-level rise exacerbating wave-driven flooding

    • David A says:

      Jake your study is turtles all the way down, everyone of them wrong for the past 40 plus years, most especially the one they used predicting two meters of SL rise, when the more accurate tide gauges, adjusted for land movements, indicate ZERO acceleration in SL rise and 1.4 mm per year trend. That is 5.5 inches per century, or less then 5 percent of the study presented.

      Di you have anything to say about the actual post?

  5. John Gorter says:

    There is a reason we old Canberrans used to call it the Canberra Crimes.

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