YET ANOTHER FINAL COUNTDOWN EXPIRES: Rush Limbaugh’s Algore Countdown — created in 2006 after the Goracle claimed that “unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return,” expired earlier today. Rush promises “a surprise” today in honor of one of the most high profile of the many doomsday environmental countdowns since the first “Earth Day” in 1970* expiring without incident.
Related: State of the Climate: 10 years after Al Gore declared a ‘planetary emergency’ – top 10 reasons Gore was wrong.
* The Reefer Madness-style doomsday predictions made during the first “Earth Day” are also fun to look back on to see how the original Chicken Littles on the left got things so wildly wrong. Not the least of which, their not forecasting — or caring — that eventually, there would be a central information network where their predictions could be easily found and mocked.
In the two screenshots below, you can see the earth both in its final minute, and in its wrecked form after its final countdown expired. Viewer discretion advised concerning the horrors to follow: