What follows are climate predictions forecast to come true during the 2010s – one for each year. A few timely missed predictions for 2020 are also added as a bonus feature.
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  1. They didn’t literally mean what they were predicting. They were merely using AL-le-GORy, methinks.

    From the free dictionary dot com I got the following definition:

    1 a. The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.

    b. A story, picture, or play employing such representation. John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick are allegories.

    2. A symbolic representation: The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice.


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