Nostradamus predicted in 1555 that climate change would become so severe that rising temperatures would “half cook” the fish in the sea.
He also suggested that eventually the human race will not see rain for 40 years, and when it finally does, there will be “great floods” that will devastate nations.
Nostradamus wrote: “Because of the solar heat on the sea/ From Evia the half-cooked fish/ The inhabitants will come to cut them/ When the biscuit fails in Rhodes and Genoa.
Firefighters fight a forest fire in a wooded area north of Athens in Greece in August 2021
In another section of his book, Nostradamus also wrote: “For forty years the rainbow will not be seen / For forty years it will be seen daily / The dry land will become more parched / And it will there will be great floods when we see him.’
The UN has warned that the Earth is set to warm by 1.5°C over the next 20 years, a decade earlier than predicted.
Nostradamus also seems to have predicted in 1555 that Earth would be hit by an asteroid strike, causing mass death.
The astronomer’s predictions don’t tell when this supposed “heavenly stone” strike will occur, but he wrote that a “great fire” would fall from the sky.
In one passage, Nostradamus wrote: “A new, rushing, sudden rain / Will suddenly stop two armies / Celestial stone, the fires make the sea stony / The death of seven by land and by sudden sea.
Astronomers from the Virtual Telescope project captured an image of the space rock when it was 180,000 miles from Earth. The arrow in the center points to the object
He also wrote: “A great fire will fall from heaven for three nights / The cause will seem both amazing and wonderful / Shortly after there will be an earthquake.
Nostradamus seems to suggest that the Earth will be hit by dozens of asteroids which will cause fires and havoc.
The world has had close calls with asteroids before, with an asteroid nearly as long as a London bus narrowly missing Earth earlier this year.
Massive famine caused by inflation
Nostradamus also predicted a global famine caused by inflation, which drives up prices in a failing economy.
Mass starvation will also see the rise of conflict, according to Nostradamus, as people fight over natural resources affected by climate change.
In one section, Nostradamus wrote: “No abbots, monks, no novices to learn / Honey will cost far more than candle wax / The price of wheat is so high that man is stirred / His next to eat in his despair.’
Nostradamus seems to suggest that the human race will never learn and prices will continue to rise – so much so that many will go hungry.
A man distributes bread to Afghan women outside a bakery in Kabul, Afghanistan, in December, as prices soar in the country after the Taliban took over
Countries around the world have experienced political instability, the coronavirus pandemic and gas supply shortages are causing inflation to boom, with prices rising for food and energy bills.
Wholesale gas prices have soared 500% in less than 12 months in the UK due to rising energy demand, weak gas exports from Russia and weak offer from France.
The power of AI technology
Nostradamus seems to have predicted the rise of artificial intelligence nearly five decades ago.
Technology has evolved so much over the past few decades that it’s hard to know what developments will occur in the near future, but Nostradamus seems to suggest that humans will become “immortal” thanks to the rise of AI technology. .
He wrote: “The Moon in the dead of night above the high mountain/ The new sage with a lonely brain sees it/ By his disciples invited to be immortal/ Eyes towards the south/ Hands in breasts, bodies in fire.
The world has already seen Tesla CEO Elon Musk announce that the company will launch a humanoid robot next year
The author’s words could be interpreted as a nod to the rise of AI technology, where “immortal” followers could replace humans on Earth.
The world has already seen Tesla CEO Elon Musk announce that the company will launch a humanoid robot next year, with the aim of replacing humans in workplaces where the work is dangerous, repetitive or boring.