Monday, May 7, 2018

Watch ABC News in 2008 Predicting That NYC Will Be Underwater by 2015

New York City underwater?
Gas over $9 a gallon?
A carton of milk costs almost $13?

Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago.

Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015.The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for the current year: "Gas reached over $9 a gallon." (In reality, gas costs an average of $2.75.)

1 comment:

Horndog Hershel said...

How do you expect the female staffers to gather accurate news reports when they had grubby hands up their skirts from Matt Lauer, Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, etc?