I take it you skipped past this from the OP, this being only a partial copypaste due to space restraints and so I ended this chunk with Britain:
A list of FAILED Predictions
all sorts of scientists, Al Gore, the Pentagon, NASA, US Navy, Prince Charles
Can provide links if interested.
I pasted some down below - have a look-see!
1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
1970: Ice Age By 2000
1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
1972: New Ice Age By 2070
1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
1974: Another Ice Age?
1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024"
Anyways, looks like France has 80 years to delay fidgetting on that front, eh?
Merely growing grape vines wasn't what I was referring to, quality rivaling France was.
Here in the Bronx - Zone 7 in terms of plants - I can grow a couple of pomegranate varieties, a species of dwarf banana, and coffee plants. Just like France, Juan Valdez need not sweat, because no coffee going to be produced round these parts. Same with the other 2 (the pomegranates can bear fruit, but they require a longer hot season for ripening). Those picturesque palms that line So Cal streets? Same, no coconuts.
They're trying to breed avocada strains that can successfully fruit in the Norwest US as the trees can survive there now.
You see what I'm getting at?
Anyways, do you READ your own posts? 2020 is not 2100 yet, and as with the predictions on the OP's list, I wouldn't bet too much on that crystal ball.
btw, in 52 years the oil runs out, so here's hoping Britain ain't banking too much on the fine wine busines, because no black juice = no gas = no 2100 pinot noir in the Scottish Moors.