See “Over 4.5 Billion people could die from Global Warming-related causes by 2012”, by the semi-literate but hysterical John Stokes of The Canadian—from January 8th, 2007, but still endorsed by the publisher, evidently:
Runaway Global Warming promises to literally burn-up [!] agricultural areas into dust worldwide by 2012, causing global famine, anarchy, diseases, and war on a global scale as military powers including the U.S., Russia, and China, fight for control of the Earth’s remaining resources.Over 4.5 billion people could die from Global Warming related causes by 2012, as planet Earth accelarates [sic] into a greed-driven horrific catastrophe.
See also WUWT.
UPDATE (2 January): the NYT quoted the IPCC chairman, Rajendra Pachauri:
“If there’s no action [on doing the bidding of the IPCC] before 2012, that’s too late,” Pachauri said. [...]
Pachauri said that even if reality was worse than the final IPCC report suggested, that only made it more urgent to act quickly and forcefully.
“What we brought out is that if you delay action or don’t do enough the impact is quite devastating. This only strengthens that message.”
(Thanks to Donna Laframboise.)