Forty-Five Years Ago

1974 was a very eventful year. The US had massive gas lines because we were dependent on Arab oil, and they decided to stop selling it to us.

Lindsey Buckingham’s father died of a massive heart attack waiting in a gas line in California.  This is what the Democrats want to bring back to America, by shutting down domestic oil production.

The US had the worst tornado outbreak on record April 3-4, 1974

List of tornadoes in the 1974 Super Outbreak – Wikipedia

A new ice age was coming fast.

29 Jan 1974, 5 – The Guardian at

12 Jun 1974, Page 20 – at

TIME Magazine Archive Article — Another Ice Age? — Jun. 24, 1974

Phoenix had 18 consecutive days over 110 degrees.  A record which they have never come close to again. (I played on the ASU soccer team in 1974, and we had practice at 3PM every day.)

30 Jun 1974, Page 31 – Arizona Republic at

President Nixon was forced out of office for doing a tiny fraction of Obama’s dirty campaign tricks. That was back when the New York Times and Washington Post pretended they had some integrity.

08 Aug 1974, Page 1 – The Salem News at

And on Christmas Day, Darwin, NT was destroyed by Cyclone Tracy.

All this stuff happened in spite of the Arab Oil embargo cutting CO2 emissions. It is almost like extreme weather has nothing to do with CO2. Just extreme stupidity.

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10 Responses to Forty-Five Years Ago

  1. arn says:

    Where have all the the coming ice age sattellites gone?

    Seems the ice age scientists took them with them when they disappeared like a thief in the night.

  2. Gator says:

    I remember reading dad’s TIME, and I was fascinated by the prospect of a new ice age. Less than six months later I was living in Germany, and my travels in the Alps cemented my life long love affair with all things natural, especially geology and climate.

    Why is it that everything that brings us joy must necessarily be ruined by leftists?

  3. Logic and Reason says:

    While you were practicing at ASU during that heat wave, I was working a summer job as a landscaper in Phoenix. I remember it well. I also know in Phoenix it was not unusual to have a 10 degree difference in nite time temperature difference from the outlying desert to downtown in the summer.
    Every city has been the same. City warmer than the outskirts, yet they tell us UHI is minimal. They say, ‘Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?’

  4. ossqss says:

    The post remided me of a graphic. Imagine if Tip , not Tracey, was there?

  5. Ed Bo says:

    I’ve long been struck by the similarity between many of the severe weather events of 1974, at the peak of the global cooling scare:

    Severe tornadoes in the US
    Major tropical cyclone hitting Australia
    Major flooding in Pakistan

    and the same events in 2011, in the midst of the global warming scare.

  6. czechlist says:

    Last night PBS had a program about how we saved the ozone layer.
    Precurser for saving ourselves from CO2

  7. rah says:

    I graduated HS in 1974. I had a red 1968 Chevy Nova with a black crinkle paint top and black interior. It had a 396, Hurst 4 on the floor, posi-traction rear end, dual expanded exhaust, with glass pax “mufflers” and a heavy duty clutch that most women couldn’t handle. I had the classic Gragar wheels, with 60’s on the back. I was getting on it on a corner and busted the left motor mount so that the engine rocked thus keeping the throttle wide open and thus after two tire smoking spins ended up against a high curb busting two of the wheels. After that I put heavy duty motor mounts on it and drilled a hole in the frame and chained the engine to the frame so that would never happen again.

    I was going to have my teenage hot rod no matter what stupid crap the government was going to pull. I had the very best in ignition parts and almost went for racing pistons and boring and stroking it but started to smarten up though I did add “drop outs” to it to open the exhaust right after the racing headers on demand. I sold the Nova and bought a Cutlass Supreme Brougham that to this day I think was the best car I ever owned. The last time I saw that Nova it was going nearly sideways down the road with tire smoke roiling around it.

    1974 was a very good year!

  8. rah says:

    Sometimes I wonder about the accuracy of tornado maps. For example the one below shows there were two tornadoes that went through Kokomo, IN Palm Sunday of 1965. I know for a fact there were three and they were all monsters. I saw them with my own eyes. Two on the ground at the same time followed a minute or two later by a third.

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