New England ice storm.(AP Photo)
Can you guess or do you know where the following statements come from?
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…
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.
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling.
…the Midwest’s recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.
Man, too, may be somewhat responsible for the cooling trend.
Whatever the cause of the cooling trend, its effects could be extremely serious, if not catastrophic.
University of Toronto Climatologist Kenneth Hare, a former president of the Royal Meteorological Society, believes that the continuing drought and the recent failure of the Russian harvest gave the world a grim premonition of what might happen.
Warns Hare: “I don’t believe that the world’s present population is sustainable if there are more than three years like 1972 in a row.”
Sounds Grim doesn’t it!
These statements all come from an article Science: Another Ice Age? in Time Magazine, edition of June 24, 1974. Amazingly, it’s still online and you can read the whole thing right here.
The global cooling Cassandras gave up their scare mongering on global cooling sometime in the 1980s and switched to global warming. Amazing how things change, isn’t it. But it appears that the resumption of cooling that began about 1998 is not going to cause another reversal, at least as of December, 2008 when this appeared in Time Magazine: The Planet Get Cooler in ’08. Say What?
What will be the effect of the revelation that the whole global warming scare is a hoax and a fraud by left wing “scientists” pushing a political agenda cloaked in the guise of science? I predict it will be downplayed and excused as much as possible, at least ifTime Magazine and their co-conspirators in the old media can help it. Time’s logo says it all.