“The signs are everywhere”

“Our climate is changing. The signs are everywhere, more extreme weather, more floods and landslides, more heatwaves, droughts and wildfires, putting the matter beyond all reasonable doubt. Nearly all scientists agree that it is happening and is human-made. Those who disagree, are either mistaken or corrupted by other interests.”

The undeniable reality of climate change; aftermath magazine

This week in 1974 :

“Another Ice Age? Monday, Jun 24, 1974”

“In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada’s wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced the mildest winters within anyone’s recollection.

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest. Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data. When Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.”

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

From 1871 :

“IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE.

THREE consecutive years of drought, while they have stimulated the inventive resources of practical agriculturists, have had the natural effect of calling forth a plentiful crop of speculation from weather prophets and projectors, and half-instructed meteorologists, and all the philosophic tribe of Laputa in general, to whom the periodical press now affords such fatal facilities. We have often noticed that in the tabular statements of those compilers of weather records who write to the Times, useful and welcome as their communications are, every season is sure to be “extraordinary,” almost every month one of the driest or wettest, or windiest, coldest or hottest, ever known. Much observation, which ought to correct a tendency to exaggerate, seems in some minds to have rather a tendency to increase it.”

10 Jan 1871 – IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE

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6 Responses to “The signs are everywhere”

  1. oeman 50 says:

    Same $hi!, different day. Fear mongering at its finest.

  2. Trevor says:

    I love reading 19th century newspaper articles. The report from 1871 is dripping with scorn, sarcasm and contempt. They knew how to wield the English language as expert craftsmen. Today few can construct such eloquent prose and many can not even understand it when so presented. Thanks Tony for all that you bring to us.

  3. spren says:

    Today’s alarmists love to deny that the ice age scare ever happened – and that even back then in the early 1970s the concern was global warming. “It was just a handful of journalists talking about the cooling – not scientists.” And then you show the video of Stephen Schneider warning about the impending cooling. Twelve years later he was a warming alarmist. He was also the one who said that we have to balance telling the truth against what is necessary to alert and alarm the public into action.

  4. Heretic Jones says:

    I, and everyone I share your posts with, appreciate your work on exposing the climate change lie.

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