Global Cooling Scare

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The dishonest, partisan and uninformed downplay the Global Cooling craze of the 1970's, because it makes them look bad.
Many downplay the Global Cooling craze of the 1970's, but it was a real, large and popular movement based on the "Scientific Consensus" of the day, and was sensationalized by the media. When the temp trends flipped, they flipped too: same cause, same cure -- man is to blame, we need Marxism to save us. So says the Marxists and their flock.
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~ Aristotle Sabouni
Created: 2019-07-03 
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The left/media/science never really believed in Global Cooling. And if they did, it doesn't matter because Science advances. The left did believe it, and it matters because it shows a pattern; use a made-up crisis to advance your political agenda. Learning from past mistakes means learning how we were wrong, why, and avoiding it in the future by being skeptical.

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  • The left/media/polemics of today will pretend this didn't exist, or it was just a few outlets that were claiming it, and there was no science or momentum behind it. That's a lie.
  • In 1968 Ehrlich claimed fossil fuels had raised CO2 levels 15% which was causing clouds to block out the sun and causing the global cooling they had been observing (a minute fraction of a degree). He was wrong, warming had caused CO2 to go up (not fossil fuels), and it wasn't causing the cooling. But all the watermelon sources bought in: NCAR, CRU, NAS, NASA, NYT, Science, CIA, and so on. We needed big government authoritarianism to fix it, or we we're doomed.
  • This was all the rage until something bad happened... and they realized that despite the 40 year drop in temperatures (right as Man had started recycling dinosaur juice into CO2), that we were actually warming again. So man couldn't be causing the prior 40 years of cooling, because we were warming again.
  • Reverse engines. Time for the next theory/excuse why we needed centralized Marxism to cure what ails us: this time it was Global Warming... and when that paused, they changed the term to Climate Change: so that they could use up or down trends as an excuse to prove themselves right).

Newsweek (1975) - When proposals such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot were common. "The world is cooling. We have about 10 years until cold temperatures and lack of sunlight inhibit adequate food production. The resulting hunger famine will be catastrophic. The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it."

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❝ the return of an Ice Age, unsettled weather conditions now appear more likely than those of the abnormally favorable period which ended in 1972. âž
~ American Meteorological Society â„¹ï¸
October 10, 1975 
❝ Evidence has been presented and discussed to show a cooling trend over the Northern Hemisphere since around 1940, amounting to over 0.5°C... âž
~ American Meteorological Society â„¹ï¸
November 1980 
❝ A new glacial insolation regime, expected to last 8000 years, began just recently. Mean global temperatures may eventually drop about 10° C in the next hundred years. âž
~ Boreas â„¹ï¸
March 1972 
❝ The stability of most nations is based upon a dependable source of food, but this stability will not be possible under the new climatic era. âž
~ CIA â„¹ï¸
August 1974 
❝ carbon dioxide content and atmospheric turbidity (dustiness)... resulting in a rapid downward trend of temperature. âž
~ The Changing Global Environment â„¹ï¸
pp 139-147 ~ 1975 
❝ One of the questions that nags at climatologists, is when and how fast a new ice age might descend. A Belgian scientist suggests this could happen sooner and swifter than you might think. âž
~ Christian Science Monitor â„¹ï¸
Nov 14, 1979 
❝ Winter temperatures in the North Atlantic region [will] fall by 20 or more degrees Fahrenheit within 10 years. âž
~ Columbia University â„¹ï¸
Wallace S. Broecker (1997) 
❝ There is very important climatic change (Global Cooling)... if it continues, will affect the whole human occupation of the earth - like a billion people starving. âž
~ Fortune Magazine â„¹ï¸
February 1974 
❝ ...a new “Little Ice Age” could begin in just four years âž
~ Habibullo Abdussamatov â„¹ï¸
Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory ~ 2010 
❝ The Brutal Buffalo (NY) winter might be common all over the United States. Climate experts believe the next Ice Age is on its way. According to recent evidence, it could come sooner than anyone expected. âž
~ TV Show: In Search of... â„¹ï¸
The Coming Ice Age ~ 1978 
❝ Fifth ice age is on the way… Human race will have to fight for its existence against cold. âž
~ Los Angles Times â„¹ï¸
October 23, 1912 
❝ New Ice Age Coming — It’s Already Getting Colder.... killing frost will sweep down on the wheat fields of Saskatchewan, the Dakotas, and the Russian steppes. âž
~ Los Angles Times â„¹ï¸
Oct 24, 1971 
❝ Like an outrigger canoe riding before a huge comber, the earth with its inhabitants is caught on the downslope of an immense climatic wave that is plunging us toward another Ice Age. âž
~ Los Angeles Times â„¹ï¸
December 23, 1962 
❝ This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos, and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000. âž
~ Lowell Ponte â„¹ï¸
"The Cooling", 1976 
❝ ...the countries now basking in the fostering warmth of a tropical sun will ultimately give way to the perennial frost and snow of the polar regions. âž
~ New York Times â„¹ï¸
February 24, 1895 
❝ The facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure in a decade. If policy makers do not account for this oncoming doom, “mass deaths by starvation and probably in anarchy and violence. âž
~ New York Times â„¹ï¸
December 29, 1974 
❝ After a week of discussions on the causes of climate change, an assembly of specialists from several continents seems to have reached unanimous agreement on only one point: it is getting colder. âž
~ New York Times â„¹ï¸
January 30, 1961 
❝ An international team of specialists has concluded from eight indexes of climate that there is no end in sight to the cooling trend of the last 30 years... âž
~ New York Times â„¹ï¸
January 5, 1978 
❝ U.S. and USSR are mounting large-scale investigations to determine why the Arctic climate is becoming more frigid... and the onset of ice ages. âž
~ New York Times â„¹ï¸
July 18, 1970 
❝ Scientists ponder why World’s Climate is changing; a major cooling is considered to be inevitable. âž
~ New York Times â„¹ï¸
May 21, 1975 
❝ The climatic warming trend... has given way since the 1940s to a cooling trend, which is most marked in higher latitudes. âž
~ Nature â„¹ï¸
June 1972 
❝ [T]he Earth is cooling. There now seems little doubt that changes over the past few years are more than a minor statistical fluctuation. âž
~ Nature â„¹ï¸
March 6, 1975 
❝ the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down... [Meteorologists] are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. âž
~ Newsweek â„¹ï¸
The Cooling World : April 28, 1975 
❝ Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor “…the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born. âž
~ Newsweek magazine â„¹ï¸
January 26, 1970 
❝ A review of selected literature... suggests some similarities between the patterns of climate in the 1960s and the climate of the Little Ice Age. âž
~ Quaternary Research â„¹ï¸
June 1974 
❝ ...the present warm epoch has reached its final phase... the natural end of this interglacial is undoubtedly near. âž
~ Quaternary Research â„¹ï¸
Dec 1974 
❝ The recently appearing trend to cooler conditions noticed here and elsewhere could be indicative of a return to the climatic character of those earlier years. âž
~ Monthly Weather review â„¹ï¸
Feb. 1968 
❝ Convection in the Antarctic Ice Sheet Leading to a Surge of the Ice Sheet and Possibly to a New Ice Age. âž
~ Science Magazine â„¹ï¸
❝ [Pollution] will increase 6 to 8-fold in the next 50 years... sufficient to trigger an ice age. âž
~ Science Magazine â„¹ï¸
July 1971 
❝ the cooling trend to the year 2000 would... [impact spring wheat and rice, causing food shortages] âž
~ Science â„¹ï¸
May 9, 1975 
❝ Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age. âž
~ Time Magazine â„¹ï¸
June 24, 1974 
❝ The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to the conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age. âž
~ Time Magazine â„¹ï¸
September 10th, 1923 
❝ Arctic ice will wipe out Canada... North America [will] disappear as far south as the Great Lakes, and huge parts of Asia and Europe would be “wiped out. âž
~ Chicago Tribune â„¹ï¸
August 9, 1923 
❝ For the past 25 to 30 years the Earth has been getting progressively cooler... âž
~ U.N. Courier â„¹ï¸
Aug-Sep 1973 
❝ In the next 50 years fine dust that humans discharge into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuel will screen out so much of the sun’s rays that the Earth’s average temperature could fall by six degrees. Sustained emissions over five to 10 years, could be sufficient to trigger an ice age. âž
~ Washington Post â„¹ï¸
July 9, 1971 
❝ Get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters–the worst may be yet to come. âž
~ Washington Post â„¹ï¸
January 11, 1970 


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Bad Predictions
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Founded in 1872 was originally controlled by Irish Catholic interests before being sold to other leftists.

Paul R. Ehrlich
Winner of many accolades for being wrong, authoring the discredited Population Bomb, popularizing the Global Cooling scare.

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