Saturday, April 08, 2006

RealClearPolitics - Articles - Cooler Heads Needed on Warming

Just to put a governor on the rampant news reports that global warming, caused by human activity, is a "fact", consider what the experts were saying not so long ago...
"Science magazine (Dec. 10, 1976) warned of 'extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation.' Science Digest (February 1973) reported that 'the world's climatologists are agreed' that we must 'prepare for the next ice age.' The Christian Science Monitor ('Warning: Earth's Climate is Changing Faster Than Even Experts Expect,' Aug. 27, 1974) reported that glaciers 'have begun to advance,' 'growing seasons in England and Scandinavia are getting shorter' and 'the North Atlantic is cooling down about as fast as an ocean can cool.' Newsweek agreed ('The Cooling World,' April 28, 1975) that meteorologists 'are almost unanimous' that catastrophic famines might result from the global cooling that the New York Times (Sept. 14, 1975) said 'may mark the return to another ice age.' The Times (May 21, 1975) also said 'a major cooling of the climate is widely considered inevitable' now that it is 'well established' that the Northern Hemisphere's climate 'has been getting cooler since about 1950.'"

My point in this post - take all such reports with a grain of salt.

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