FLASHBACK: NBC Predicted Washington Underwater 30 Years Ago

Kyle Drennen | September 17, 2019
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On Tuesday’s NBC Today, NBC weatherman Al Roker warned viewers that climate change was “threatening some iconic American landmarks” and even touted predictions that Washington D.C. may soon be underwater as a result. The only problem with that dire forecast? NBC has been making that same wild claim for the past 30 years. On May 4, 1989, environmental activist Dr. Paul Ehrlich reported for the NBC morning show and proclaimed: “we could expect to lose all of Florida, Washington D.C., and the Los Angeles basin...we’ll be in rising waters with no ark in sight.”