Unscientific Unamerican is back trying to erase the 1970’s global cooling scam again.
Global Warming? Ha! What about Global Cooling? [Video] – Scientific American Blog Network
The were more than twice as many “global cooling” stories as global warming stories from 1960 to 1975.
Not just newspaper stories. Nixon convened a special global cooling study group. Holdren contributed a scientific cooling paper to a climate book anthology. CIA put out cooling intel briefings. Time magazine had three 1970s cooling cover issues–1973, 77, 79– all illustrated in essay Fire and Ice.
I happen to remember 1970’s. It is rather moot to say didn’t happen. Young people of course can be lied to. And some people believe in fairies, Santa and communism.
Thanks Rud for you value-adding essays.
Nigel Calder on the 1970s ice age science:
For those who do not know who Nigel Calder was.
Also, another cause of underestimating the degree in which g cooling was greater than the concern for g warming is that most of the stories about cooling may not have described it as exactly: “global cooling.”
For example, in 1971 the leftist loon John Holdren (Obama’s current Science Czar), a climate scientist, spoke about the probable likelihood of a “new ice age” caused by human pollution. Although Holdren was clearly warning of ‘global cooling’ he just didn’t phrase it that exact way.
In 1973 Holdren revealed the solution to the coming catastrophic global cooling as: “A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States.”
Btw, by 1986 Holdren had clearly converted to global warming, but he had the same apocalyptic undertone: “A billion people could die from global WARMING by 2020.” -John Holdren 1986
In 1986 Holdren had a not so new solution to the global warming problem: “a massive campaign to de-develop the United States.” It seems that the self-loathing Holdren just wanted to ‘castrate’ the USA, and let the rest of the world be.
Anyhow, it’s nearly 2020 now, and since 1986 not only have not “a billion people died” from AGW, but … there’s essentially no change in the climate. Nothing that you can notice. The sea — according to many measurements, as on the east coast and west coast, IS JUST THE SAME! Temperatures, according to satellites, is effectively the same. That is the joke about the Chicken Littles: time after time they regurgitated the same Crying Wolf hogwash, and it never comes true. But they keep at it. Every year it’s more “scary scenarios” that are absolute fabricated baloney.
“We have to offer up scary scenarios… each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective and being honest.” -Stephen Schneider, lead ipcc author, 1989
1970s Global Cooling Alarmism
No wonder we don’t have a working fusion reactor yet with haughty gibberish makers like Scientific American. And their favorite add which was always on the back cover was “Dewars Unto Others” for Dewars booze. Paraphrase this Satanic American. “And Sodom had pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness. Neither did they strengthen the hands of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abomination before me so I took them away as I saw fit.”
I don’t use the word except on special occasions …
“And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that city on the day of judgement.”
And go settle the science on this SA.
Global warming alert
Un-scientific A-moron-con can’t even spell “concerned” right: why should we listen to anything they say?
But ‘concerted’ is a perfectly good word.
1. contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together:
And although it might not have been what they intended, it actually fits what happens more recently with CAGW.
Congratulations on Trump’s win. Not my preference, but this is a democracy, and I hope that Trump will take us forward. I don’t think that the opposing party will be the end of the world, regardless of left or right bullshit. I think that this country needs both points of view, and if one party controls absolutely, then we are in trouble, absolutely.
I don’t want the EPA to hobble industry. I don’t want my social security stripped from me. If Obama care is rescinded, then I hope that there is sufficient coverage to give people decent medical care. You guys seem to be all excited about global warming, and good, maybe we can fund research into anti-ACGW. Let’s see how that plays out. Meanwhile, good on you for your huge win, and keep your fingers crossed that we will not rescind on conservative direction.
A brilliant idea. We should also fund federal research programs to challenge the Piltdown Man and Cardiff Giant discoveries, and to prove it’s not scientifically possible to grow bonsai kittens in a jar.
Yes, defund all politicized science.
And if any funding remains for leftist ‘science,’ then get an equal amount of funding for conservative skeptical scientists. That’s only fair.
I keep getting censored today here,just tried to post from Pop Techs blog his long list of Global Cooling Alarmism,with only one link.
Been told several times that my comments are considered spam.
Happens to me too. Try refreshing the page. Sometimes I think too many comments go in at once.
I dropped unScientific unAmerican years ago when the then new editor in chief went whole hog on socialist economics entwined with Keynesian central planning and touting it as THE best economic system. He then went on to pimp for AGW at which time I cancelled my subscription (along with many other folks).
Scientific American has always been a magazine that scientists have felt that has cajoled the public. Scientific papers are the science. Scientific American is the bullshit. But it serves a purpose. It actually does inform the layman, as it leads them to consensus scientific thought. Whether that idea is correct, or even appropriate, is another matter. From a skeptical view, Scientific American is a betrayer. From a scientific conservative view, it is the anchor. By conservative, I mean a conservative scientific view, not a political scientific view.
You are talking about the OLD scientific American before it was sold and became a Propaganda Rag.
“In 1986, it was sold to the Holtzbrinck group of Germany, which has owned it since. In the fall of 2008, Scientific American was put under the control of Nature Publishing Group, a division of Holtzbrinck.” — WIKI
Owners: Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck
Didn’t know that. Thank you, Gail.
It is useful to see who owns and controls a news outlet. Sometimes the Board of Directors is eye opening. Most have members of the Council on Foreign Relations and major banks.
Decades ago while in grad school I couldn’t wait for latest issues of Scientific American and Natural History to show up in my mailbox.
Yeah, I used to go to the library and devour them.
“Scientific” American: all the leftist bullsh|t that’s fit to print.
I perfectly remember the 70s, when the “next age age” hype was at its zenith. Whoever pretends the hype never took place is either an ignorant, or a warmista propagandist (not mutually exclusive).
I also remember the blasted SNOW, SNOW and more freeze your lungs cold like —40F just north of Boston and trying to get all the cars in the Apartment complex started.
I remember it well. It was all the rage in Science News (the magazine) as well as Newsweek, Time and all the others. I always had an interest in that sort of thing; but I do not recall reading in the popular science press anything about global warming back then.
And it was cold in the ’70s. I was in the Army from 1972-1975 in the tank corps deployed to Germany and the winters were simply brutal.
The seemingly never-ending attempt to erase the ’70s Ice-Age Scare is Orwellian to say the least.
I hope there are people reading this blog who are younger than me (I’m 61) and aren’t sure who is telling the truth; because I am a faithfully honest person. There was an Ice-Age Scare. And it was sold as related to particulate pollution (all man-made of course!) and the imminent famines to come from overpopulation. None of it happened. None of it.
Leonard Nimoy 1978:
In Search Of… The Coming Ice Age:
I know the video won’t show up here, but click link.
I moved to Germany right in the middle of the ice age scare, and it was big news there as well. I spent alot of time in the Alps skiing and hiking, and even the remote villagers had heard the news, and they were watching their local glaciers with worried eyes.
Science advances one obituary at a time, and so does the Ministry of Truth.
That was valuable. Would like to have read his stuff. Me? Born 1967, Michigan. I remember the cooling scare and had to do at least one report on it in elementary school.
I clearly recall the global cooling scientific consensus and the possible oncoming new ice age in one of my high school text books. I don’t recall the name or I’d locate it for scanning.
73 on the next birthday, and yes Global Cooling was an issue in the ’70s. Our gracious host has a boat load of files on the topic that he shares with us from time to time.