The timeline of climate change hooey…

The blog But Now You Know, one of those fighting the global warming movement, has published a timeline of the global warming and global cooling hooey that has been put out by the academia and the media, seeing how it fits temperature changes. Very interesting stuff…

# 1970 – “…get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters – the worst may be yet to come…there’s no relief in sight” – Washington Post
# 1974 – Global cooling for the past forty years – Time Magazine
# 1974 – “Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age” – Washington Post
# 1974 – “As for the present cooling trend a number of leading climatologists have concluded that it is very bad news indeed” – Fortune magazine, who won a Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics for its analysis of the danger
# 1974 – “…the facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure…mass deaths by starvation, and probably anarchy and violence” – New York Times
# 1975 – Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate is Changing; A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable – New York Times, May 21st, 1975
# 1975 – “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” Nigel Calder, editor, New Scientist magazine, in an article in International Wildlife Magazine
# 1976 – “Even U.S. farms may be hit by cooling trend” – U.S. News and World Report

4 thoughts on “The timeline of climate change hooey…

  1. Fedup21 August 8, 2010 at 01:17

    Alternative perspectives: http://aerosol.ucsd.edu/classes/sio217a/sio217afall08-myth1970.pdf and http://www.skepticalscience.com/ice-age-predictions-in-1970s.htm

    I don’t necessarily believe they are right as I am still researching climate change/global warming, but I thought they might be pertinent.

  2. co2hound August 9, 2010 at 11:45

    So let’s see, our computing power doubles every 18 months. The total knowledge our civilization has doubles every 3-4 years.

    Let’s go back to 1975 …. 35 years ago. So we know 1024 times as much as 1975 and our computing power is 10.5 million times greater.

    BUT we still haul out stuff they talked about in 1975. So I guess the question is why should I listen to anything said about climate 35 years ago?

    Dumb and dumber right?

    That’s why!

    • Francois Tremblay August 9, 2010 at 15:28

      Computing power would only be relevant if we had an actual model of the weather system to compute. We don’t. So what’s your point?

      You are the one who looks dumb in this scenario… you don’t even look at relevant factors.

  3. David Gendron August 10, 2010 at 13:40

    “if we had an actual model of the weather system to compute.”

    Hummm, more precisely, many wheater (to predict in short term) system models exist, but no actual CLIMATE (to predict for long term) system models really exists.

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