In the now-deleted post from June 2018, Thunberg quoted an article from gritpost titled “Top Climate Scientist: Humans Will Go Extinct if We Don’t Fix Climate Change by 2023.”
“A top climate scientist is warning that climate change will wipe out all of humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years,” Thunberg wrote.
Political commentator Jack Posobiec provided a screenshot of Thunberg’s deleted Tweet and wrote “Hi @GretaThunberg! Why did you delete this?”
Conservative author and political activist Brigitte Gabriel posted a separate screenshot of the same tweet on her Twitter account. “Greta Thunberg deleted this tweet because it exposes her for being a fraud,” Gabriel said. “Make sure the entire world sees it.”
The gritpost article to which Thunberg linked has also been deleted, but it can still be accessed through the web archive. In the piece, author Scott Alden quotes Harvard professor James Anderson, who claimed in 2018 that all Arctic sea ice would disappear if humans continue to emit carbon into the atmosphere in the next five years.
Gritpost quotes Anderson who said during a speech at the University of Chicago that “Recovery is all but impossible […] without a World War II-style transformation of industry—an acceleration of the effort to halt carbon pollution and remove it from the atmosphere, and a new effort to reflect sunlight away from the earth’s poles.”
He added that “this has to be done within the next five years,” and that “[t]he chance that there will be any permanent ice left in the Arctic after 2022 is essentially zero.”
Alarmist climate predictions have continuously been wrong
Dire climate predictions made by scientists, politicians, and climate activists have continuously been wrong in the past. For instance, the date for when the Arctic ocean will allegedly be ice-free has been moved back several times in recent decades. The website extinctionclock.org provides a list of alarmist climate predictions that have been proven spectacularly false over the past 50 years.