1978 : Steven Schneider Discusses Melting The Polar Ice Cap To Stop The New Ice Age

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Good one – sounded a bit like the Twilight Zone. Now…Pausebusters are back…

    Date: November 20, 2017
    Source: University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Summary: Missing Arctic temperature data, not Mother Nature, created the seeming slowdown of global warming from 1998 to 2012, according to a new study.


    There’s always a ‘new study’ isn’t there?

  2. Anon says:


    The late Stephen Schneider, who authored The Genesis Strategy, a 1976 book warning that global cooling risks posed a threat to humanity, later changed that view 180 degrees, serving as a lead author for important parts of three sequential IPCC reports. In a quotation published in Discover, he said: “On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, on the other hand, we are not just scientists, but human beings as well. And like most people, we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that, we need to get some broad-based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of the doubts we might have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.


    • Robertv says:

      An annual award for outstanding climate science communication was created in Schneider’s honor after his death, by the Commonwealth Club of California.

    • arn says:

      Thanks for this post.

      I was about to ask wether this superexpert also did a 180 in terms of climate
      as almost all from the parasitic caste called climate science did within 10 years.
      Seems this guy also discovered within very few years the apocalyptic charackteristics of co2 noone knew about until the late 80ies-
      when all scientists all of a sudden started to sing the same song.
      (and when all of a sudden all do sing the same song they never sang before than there is a guy in the background who is writing the lyrics
      and leading the choir)

      That’s btw the reason why i’ll take anytime a converted religious zealot
      any time over a climate scientist.
      They are more hoenest and more logical,less corrupt and less insane.
      A religious zealot,after converting(eg from christianity to islam ),would never be so crazy to still call him a christian after converting to islam.
      He’d say “im a muslim”.
      Because this is strictly necessary to justify the change in the point of view.

      While a climate scientists can completely change bis point of view and still pretend to be a climate scientist.

      (now imagine:instead of wasting all the billions we have wasted on useless scientists,models and co2 certificates would have been used to improve the capacity of batteries ,energy efficiency,use of tidal powers,
      safer atomic power plants
      etc etc
      we would have be in a much better position than we are now)

      • Tom O says:

        They were blaming “fossil fuels” back then, too, for speeding up the ice age. Since you can look at the ice core records and see that CO2 rises AFTER temperature and continue to climb as temperature starts to decrease, you might even be able to make a case for the magic compound causing the onset of ice ages.

  3. R. Shearer says:

    Unlikely to work; some type of atomic power will be required to survive.

  4. Robertv says:

    The Twin Towers remembered me of the biggest threat to humanity. Big Government.

  5. Extreme Hiatus says:

    Give me money and power or the planet is going to freeze, or roast, or whatever.

    Extortion never sleeps.

  6. RAH says:

    Alarmists seem to spend as much time, effort, and money researching and writing about how to sell their scam as they do actually doing climate “research”. It’s all about “the message”.

  7. Cornelius says:

    No, the entire global cooling scare consists of a single magazine article. I know this to be true because I’ve heard it stated a number of times, and thus it’s become factual in my mind. This video of an “In Search Of …” episode must then, as logic dictates, be a hoax. Mr. Spock is narrating, and he hasn’t even been born yet. Talk about a give-away.

  8. Tom O says:

    I had to laugh at those massive bell bottoms he was wearing. Hard to believe they could ever have been fashionable. But the one comment that comes out of that video clip that really needs to be remembered was “but the cure might be worse than the problem.” If only today’s “science” thought that way.

    The twin towers, something I always viewed as ugly to start with, remind me of the two things that are attempting to destroy human civilization as we know it, international banking and international corporations, both of which infested those towers. Interestingly, they, too, are something that I always viewed as ugly to start with, since both see only money and could care less about the misery they cause acquiring it..

    • Those pants are replicas of pants that were the height of fashion in 1927–in the big cities. Cartoonists had a field day drawing hayseeds making fun of them flappy pants back when light beer was a felony.

  9. Squidly says:

    I really miss the “In Search Of..” program. And Leonard Nimoy was the best narrator! .. sure miss him too!

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