Dec 7, 2009

ManBearPig Watch, flashback two

Forbes article, reliving the good old days of "Climate Emergency, End of the World!!!"

The Fiction Of Climate Science

Many of you are too young to remember, but in 1975 our government pushed "the coming ice age."

Random House dutifully printed "THE WEATHER CONSPIRACY … coming of the New Ice Age." This may be the only book ever written by 18 authors. All 18 lived just a short sled ride from Washington, D.C. Newsweek fell in line and did a cover issue warning us of global cooling on April 28, 1975. And The New York Times, Aug. 14, 1976, reported "many signs that Earth may be headed for another ice age."

OK, you say, that's media. But what did our rational scientists say?

In 1974, the National Science Board announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age."

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What's funny is that the article goes over scientific studies of the times and who was funding the research. Science still "lives and dies" by their patrons. Well, real lives of modern scientists aren't so much on the chopping block as much as their financial and/or scientific lives, especially in light of the so-called "Climate-gate" emails released last week.

Makes you wonder WWLD? (what would Leonardo (da Vinci) do?)

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