NCAR 1977 : Bizarre Weather, Drought And Cold Linked To Sunspots.

DENVER, Feb. 21, 1977  — A group of solar physicists and climatologists told a national science convention today that the bizarre weather of the last year might have been caused in part by abnormal activity on the surface of the sun.

the scientists said that all available evidence pointed to another year or two of cold winters in the Eastern and Central states and drought in the Western United States.

TimesMachine: February 22, 1977 – NYTimes.com

Two weeks later, California’s permanent governor warned of drought disaster.

TimesMachine: March 8, 1977 – NYTimes.com

Blamed on global cooling – of course.

International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30‐Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere – The New York Times

In 1977, scientists blamed cold in the East and drought in California on a “lack of sunspots.” A repeat of 2017.

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