1976 : Climatologists Predicted Global Cooling – Skeptics Said It Was Nonsense

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12 Responses to 1976 : Climatologists Predicted Global Cooling – Skeptics Said It Was Nonsense

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Smokey (dbstealey) Just pointed out that Zeke Hausfather’s BEST graph of the UK “…shows that the temperature in England has just dropped below year 1750.”

    And he is RIGHT! (Glad I wasn’t taking a sip of tea when I read that.)


  2. gator69 says:

    AGW = Anti Goldilocks Weather

    GISS = Goldilocks Inspired Socialist Science

  3. Gail Combs says:

    The IPCC actually said in the Science Report in TAR:

    “In climate research and modeling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.’ – I 2001 section page 774

    • Shazaam says:

      And yet those very same climatologist-clowns continue to proclaim that the CO2 based warming is real!!!

      And they get so annoyed when they aren’t believed by the realists……

  4. Scarface says:

    What a difference it makes when a newspaper reports instead of promotes! And accepts and prints comments from both sides of a story! How

    Maybe all it takes is for journalists/editors/owners to take a refresher course in journalistic principles. The world would be a better place instantly.

  5. R. de Haan says:

    Spot on. Skeptics rock.

    @Shazaam: As for atmospheric CO2 levels, it’s not a climate driver triggering irreversible and dangerous Global Warming and… it’s not a poisonous gas.Both claims represent the core of the AGW proponents and they are just plain wrong. Period.

    Pushing through taxes and policies based on this wrong claim despite observational evidence is pure Fascism.
    Now act accordingly and throw the bums out of government.

  6. Justa Joe says:

    History shows that if you’re betting always fade the climate alarminst.

    Skeptics 2, Alarmists 0.

  7. Gamecock says:

    The warming from 1979 to 1998 is consistent with global cooling.

    • Beale says:

      I think so too. Could it be that those who expected global cooling were right the first time?

      • Gail Combs says:


        William McClenney, a geologist said:
        “..we had better hope and pray some well-mixed trace gas can delay the next glacial inception. Onset of the Little Ice Age after the Medieval Warm Period, right when the Holocene reached about half a precession cycle old, was harrowing enough. The Modern Warm Period, reportedly less warm then the MWP, marks the second thermal pulse, a few centuries older than half a precession cycle…

        Five of the 6 interglacials dating back to the Mid Pleistocene Transition have each lasted just half of a precessional cycle.

        There is a very intense debate, happening right now, regarding which of the most recent interglacials is the best analogue for the present one, the Holocene…. On balance, what emerges is that projections on the natural duration of the current interglacial depend on the choice of analogue, while corroboration or refutation of the “early anthropogenic hypothesis” on the basis of comparisons with earlier interglacials remains irritatingly inconclusive…”
        This is what he is talking about.
        From the paper Can we predict the duration of an interglacial?
        The solar insolation for 21 June at 65? N and CO2 for termination of several interglacials.

        Current values are insolation = 479 and CO2 = 400 ppmv.

        MIS 7e – insolation = 463 W m?2, CO2 = 256 ppmv
        MIS 11c – insolation = 466 W m?2, CO2 = 259-265 ppmv
        MIS 13a – insolation = 500 W m?2, CO2 = 225 ppmv
        MIS 15a – insolation = 480 W m?2, CO2 = 240 ppmv
        MIS 17 – insolation = 477 W m?2, CO2 = 240 ppmv

        From the paper

        ….although it has been unclear whether the subdued current summer insolation minimum (479 W m?2 ), the lowest of the last 800 kyr, would be sufficient to lead to glaciation (e.g. Crucifix, 2011). Comparison with MIS 19c, a close astronomical analogue characterized by an equally weak summer insolation minimum (474 W m?2 ) and a smaller overall decrease from maximum summer solstice insolation values, suggests that glacial inception is possible despite the subdued insolation forcing, if CO2 concentrations were 240 ± 5 ppmv (Tzedakis et al., 2012). …..

        That paper goes on to say

        … thus, the first major reactivation of the bipolar seesaw would probably constitute an indication that the transition to a glacial state had already taken place. …

        The bipolar seesaw is the melting of the arctic and the ice building in the Antarctica that we have been seeing for the last couple of decades just in case you did not know. This is why I have been looking at the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and Drake Passage since they influence the El Nino or La Nina formation that effects the weather for the entire world.

  8. Anto says:

    In 1976, Hansen was a skeptic.

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