1974 : Government’s Top Climatologist Said Global Cooling Threatened Us With Starvation

In 1974, the government’s leading climatologist James McQuigg said that global cooling threatened to starve us to death.

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9 Oct 1974, Page 25 – The Pittsburgh Press at Newspapers.com

NASA has erased this cooling, because it doesn’t fit the White House agenda.


1981: 1981_Hansen_etal_1.pdf    2001: Fig.A.ps     Current: Fig.A.gif  1974: NCAR 1974

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5 Responses to 1974 : Government’s Top Climatologist Said Global Cooling Threatened Us With Starvation

  1. Colorado Wellington says:

    Yeah, but his was a particularly provincial and gloomy view.

    Paul Ehrlich and other open-minded scientists said that with a few ingredients like chianti and fava beans they could solve the mass starvation problem.

  2. TeaPartyGeezer says:

    Do we no longer have the option to choose “Notify me of new comments via email?” like we did on the old website? Or did I do something wrong when I registered?

  3. Agent76 says:

    “If I wanted America to fail”


    Carbon and Life – It is hard to overstate the importance of carbon; its unique capacity for forming multiple bonds and chains at low energies makes life as we know it possible, and justifies an entire major branch of chemistry – organic chemistry – dedicated to its compounds. In fact, most of the compounds known to science are carbon compounds, often called organic compounds because it was in the context of biochemistry that they were first studied in depth.

    What makes carbon so special is that every carbon atom is eager to bond with as many as four other atoms. This makes it possible for long chains and rings to be formed out of them, together with other atoms – almost always hydrogen, often oxygen, sometimes nitrogen, sulfur or halides. The study of these is the basis of organic chemistry; the compounds carbon forms with metals are generally considered inorganic. Chains and rings are fundamental to the way carbon-based life forms – that is, all known life-forms – build themselves.

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