The Ministry Of Truth Never Rests

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.

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34 Responses to The Ministry Of Truth Never Rests

  1. Rud Istvan says:

    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.

    • wert says:

      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.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Nigel Calder on the 1970s ice age science:

        …In this post I’ll summarize what was going on in the mid-1970s, about ice age science and climate policy…

        Kukla warned President Nixon

        Those who rewrite the history of climate science to suit the man-made global warming hypothesis hate to be reminded that global cooling and the threat of a new ice age rang alarm bells in the 1960s and 1970s. In the Orwellian manner they try to airbrush out the distinguished experts involved, and to say it was just a scare story dreamed up by stupid reporters like me.

        No, we didn’t make it up. I was present in Rome in 1961 when global cooling was already the main concern at a conference of the World Meteorological Organization and Unesco (see the Unesco reference). The discussions were led by Hubert Lamb of the UK Met Office, who went on to found the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

        A persistent concern of Lamb and others was that the world might return to a Little Ice Age like that of 300 years ago. But the improving knowledge of glacial history, and especially the apparent brevity of warm interglacials, prompted anxiety about a full-blown ice age. George Kukla, together with Robert Matthews of Brown University, convened a conference in 1972 entitled “The Present Interglacial: How and When will it End?”, and reported it in Science magazine.

        Kukla and Matthews alerted President Richard Nixon, and as a result the US Administration set up a Panel on the Present Interglacial involving the State Department and other agencies. None of us knew then that the mid-century cooling was about to be punctuated by a warming spell from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s….

        For those who do not know who Nigel Calder was.

        Nigel Calder (1931-2014) spent a lifetime spotting and explaining the big discoveries in all branches of science, from particle physics to human social behaviour.

        After army service, graduation from Cambridge University, and two years’ work as a research physicist for the Philips Group, he began his apprenticeship as a science writer on the original staff of the New Scientistin 1956. He became editor of that magazine in 1962. From 1966 until his death, he worked as an independent author and television scriptwriter. For his work for BBC-TV in scripting and sometimes presenting a long succession of “science specials”, filmed world-wide and typically 2 hours in duration with accompanying books, Calder won the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. These and other programmes for BBC-TV spanned the years 1966 (“Russia: Beneath the Sputniks”) to 1981 (“The Comet is Coming!”).

        As a member of the Initiative Group for the Foundation Scientific Europe, Maastricht, from 1986 to 1989, he was general editor of its book Scientific Europe,with contributions from 92 distinguished scientists and engineers in 20 countries. After an interlude reconnoitring and scripting a world-wide TV series “Spaceship Earth”for Channel 4…

    • Eric Simpson says:

      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

  2. john says:

    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.”

  3. john says:

    And go settle the science on this SA.

  4. john says:

    Global warming alert

  5. Dave N says:

    Un-scientific A-moron-con can’t even spell “concerned” right: why should we listen to anything they say?

    • Neal S says:

      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.

  6. Gary Seymour says:

    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.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      … maybe we can fund research into anti-ACGW.

      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.

    • Eric Simpson says:

      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.

  7. Sunsettommy says:

    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.

  8. stpaulchuck says:

    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).

  9. Gary Seymour says:

    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.

    • Gail Combs says:

      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

    • Eric Simpson says:

      “Scientific” American: all the leftist bullsh|t that’s fit to print.

  10. Aurora Svant says:

    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).

    • Gail Combs says:

      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.

      • gregole says:

        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.

    • Eric Simpson says:

      Leonard Nimoy 1978:
      In Search Of… The Coming Ice Age:
      I know the video won’t show up here, but click link.

    • gator69 says:

      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.

  11. Bryan Wiley says:

    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.

  12. Greg says:

    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.

  13. Steve Case says:

    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.

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