In 1970, it was "official" that the world would be out of petroleum by 1990. In 1980, massive famines worldwide were predicted for 2000.
The glaciers were going to return, the ... the ...
And it was all "Official".
These shaved apes can't predict what's going to happen next week, much less what they're going to do in a year or 5 or 10.
I used to say "We live in an awkward age. It's too late to trust the system, and too early to shoot the ba*tards".
It's not as early as it used to be, though ....