The Safe Climate Of 1974

At the peak of the global cooling scare in 1974, Australian fires burned eleven times as much acreage as this year’s fires.

Australian bushfires: Why 2019 fire season is different from others

Darwin was destroyed by Cyclone Tracy that year.

Northeast Australia turned into an inland sea due to record rainfall and flooding.

28 Jan 1974, Page 12 – The Cincinnati Enquirer at

The US had its worst tornado outbreak on record.

List of tornadoes in the 1974 Super Outbreak – Wikipedia

Phoenix had their worst heatwave.

30 Jun 1974, Page 31 – Arizona Republic at

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

29 Jan 1974, 5 – The Guardian at

The fourth deadliest Atlantic Hurricane occurred in 1974.

Deadliest Atlantic Hurricanes | Weather Underground

9 Oct 1974, Page 25 – The Pittsburgh Press at

Hurricanes: Science and Society: 1974- Hurricane Fifi

Bangladesh famine of 1974 – Wikipedia

Most forecasts of worldwide food production have been based on the assumption that global weather will stay “Many climatologists have associated this drought and other recent weather anomalies with a global cooling trend and changes in atmospheric circulation which, if prolonged, pose serious threats to major food-producing regions of the world”

“In India, for example, before the global warming trend of 1890-1940. severe drought struck about once every four years. With the warming, however, and more abundant monsoon rains, drought came only once every 18 years or so, greatly increasing India’s grain production.””Annual average temperatures over the Northern Hemisphere increased rather dramatically from about 1890 through 1940, but have been falling ever since. The total change has averaged about one-half degree Centigrade”

“a study of the past reveals that the Earth’s climate is highly variable—indeed, that variability is one of its fundamental characteristics”

Britain’s longest and most severe droughts occurred from 1971 to 1976.

The biggest drought events in Europe from 1950 to 2012 – ScienceDirect

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7 Responses to The Safe Climate Of 1974

  1. G W Smith says:

    How quickly we forget. Schools today don’t teach useless history, but focus instead on useful things like wokeism and authoritarian activism.

  2. arn says:

    If only a fraction of the AGW lie was true
    the last 35 years of AGW would have far more catastrophies than the 70 years
    before AGW scare
    but in the real world the last 35 years can not hold a candle compared
    to 1916-1986 when the worlds best climate > 350 ppm levels existed,
    but in the real world
    the catastrophies of the >350 ppm era
    were much worse.
    Be it famines,floods,storms,victims,burned acreage etc.

    The only thing that was not worse was the sea level rise,which remained ,as expected and 100% anti AGW cult prediction at the same level.

    Outside of fabricated records,data and propaganda news that even try to sell
    irrellevant off the mill ice melt in island as catastrophy
    everything turned out to be better
    since the 350ppm level was reached
    and it will continue that way .
    The number of new (real) heat/rain etc records will be as expected.
    Ice will stay the same,
    the moonsoon rainfall in india won’t drop(but they will exploit the regional fluctuations,el nino etc to claim it is)

    For a simple reason:
    AGW is just the deus ex machina that replaced the ice age scare for
    2 reasons.
    1)They were not able to create a global tax scheme with the ice age.
    2)Humans(just as almost all other species) have a natural born fear of fire.
    It is much easier to scare people with a fire scenario than with a freezing scenario.

    And this deus ex machina was created for a specific goal
    “We shall have a world government,wether we like it or not.Either by consent
    (AGW,co2,EU,TPP etc) or by conquest(Lybia,Iraq,Syria etc wars)”
    James Warburg before the US Senate 1950

  3. David March says:

    Much praise to our Host!!
    Spring 1971: for an intro Forestry class, I did a cute but utterly superficial animation touching on all the scary predictions then in the headlines. Paul Erlich’s book The Population Bomb, Nuclear Winter, and the Ice Age approaching at a Gallop all figured prominently, lamented by some lovable furry critters. I guess the instructors get so tired of grading sophomoric papers, they appreciate even the shallowest thinking in a DIFFERENT package.
    Then in 1980, operating a small indie studio I had delivered a number of programs dealing with nuclear medicine, radiation monitoring, navigation, and other technical subjects. I was tasked to develop budget & schedule for a documentary on the 1979 international Global Weather Experiment. I had to make sense of a dozen technical summaries by participating scientists. They concluded then that we would need at least TEN times the data-gathering modalities — stationary buoys, land weather stations, satellites, data from ships and aircraft, and computational capacity — just to extend reliable forecasting out beyond a week or so.

    Forty years later, we have 4300 active satellites in orbit, many tens of thousands more land, sea, and atmospheric data-gathering stations, buoys, craft, balloons, etc. — and we still can’t reliably predict weather one week out.

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  5. Some embellishing information that may be of interest to you Tony concerning the ‘extreme weather ‘ of 1974 at the height of the global cooling climate scare :

    in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Australian tropical cyclone time series after the exceptional season 1983 – 84 [ 19 non severe ; 12 severe ]
    1973 – 74 was the second – or third depending on the source – most active season on record [ 19 non severe ; 8 Cat. 3-5 severe ] . The 1978 cyclone weather system classification change and the caveat of global satellite coverage from 1979 make no difference to the overall decreasing trend after 1980 . A fact the climate change evangelizing BoM has not acknowledged in the text ..

    1974 registered the highest annual rainfall totals for the entire BoM national rainfall series since 1900.. The heavy rains and flooding flowing on from northern cyclonic weather systems drenched New South Wales and Victoria as well as Queensland . The interior desert wetland Lake Eyre experienced the greatest swelling for 500 years that year For all the ‘new normal ” or ‘never ending’ drought fearmongering of Tim Flannery and others , the last 60 years have been wetter on average than the six decades 1900 – 1960. Craig Kelly was pilloried for simply stating the fact that the bracketing first 20 years of the 20th century were drier than the 21 st century ‘s first two decades . The disgracefully biased ABC even ridiculously downgraded his unequivocally true observation to ” flawed ” in a contorted analysis

    Indeed it is likely the torrential rains of 1974 stimulated so much pasture and bushland undergrowth across Australia, the continent turned into a fuel load tinderbox the following summer setting the scene for the unprecedented 1974 -75 fire season when 117 million ha. burned …This scenario is not concurrent with the “climate fires ” propaganda we are saturated with in the era of global warming catastrophism .

    Torrential rains , flooding and famine also devastated Bangladesh in 1974 leaving 29 000 dead

  6. Ulric Lyons says:

    There were very strong solar wind states in the early to mid 1970’s, driving multi-year La Nina and much colder AMO.

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