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It’s freezing! No, it’s warming! No way, it’s freezing! Bollox, it’s warming! Etc etc

(Monday blog)

Here’s a headline from a US newspaper in 1934:

At the time, the world’s climatologists all apparently agreed that the Earth was warming so rapidly that the polar ice caps would melt and many major coastal cities would become uninhabitable. Helpfully, the newspaper also had a nice picture of how Manhattan would definitely be under water within a few decades due to the supposed rapid melting of the polar ice caps:

Here’s another nice picture of how Manhattan could soon be under water due to the supposed rapid melting of the polar ice caps.

This scare story was from 2010 and is still ongoing.

In the meantime – between the 1934 “we’re all going to die from global warming” scare story and the 2010 “we’re all going to die from global warming” scare story – the world’s leading climatologists all agreed that we were heading for a new Ice Age. So we were actually all going to freeze to death from the cold, not drown from melting ice caps due to warming.

In 1974, 42 of them wrote a letter to President Nixon warning of the catastrophic effects of a new Ice Age in just the same way that the same supposed ‘experts’ are now warning of the catastrophic effects of Global Warming

Here’s part of the text of the 1974 letter to Nixon:

Dear Mr. President:

Aware of your deep concern with the future of the world, we feel obliged to inform you on the results of the scientific conference held here recently. The conference dealt with the past and future changes of climate and was attended by 42 top American and European investigators. We enclose the summary report published in Science and further publications are forthcoming in Quaternary Research.

The main conclusion of the meeting was that a global deterioration of climate, by order of magnitude larger than any hitherto experience by civilized mankind, is a very real possibility and indeed may be due very soon.

The cooling has natural cause and falls within the rank of processes which produced the last ice age. This is a surprising result based largely on recent studies of deep sea sediments.

Existing data still do not allow forecast of the precise timing of the predicted development, nor the assessment of the man’s interference with the natural trends. It could not be excluded however that the cooling now under way in the Northern Hemisphere is the start of the expected shift. The present rate of the cooling seems fast enough to bring glacial temperatures in about a century, if continuing at the present pace.

The practical consequences which might be brought by such developments to existing social institution are among others:

(1) Substantially lowered food production due to the shorter growing seasons and changed rain distribution in the main grain producing belts of the world, with Eastern Europe and Central Asia to be first affected.

(2) Increased frequency and amplitude of extreme weather anomalies such as those bringing floods, snowstorms, killing frosts, etc

You’ll possibly be pleased to see that the new Ice Age was supposed to increase the “frequency and amplitude” of extreme weather events. Exactly the same claim the Warmies are now making about supposed Global Warming. So, in the 1970s, every time there was a big storm or flooding or hot weather or cold weather this was definite proof of global cooling. But now every time there’s a big storm or flooding or hot weather or cold weather this is definite proof of global warming. How convenient!

In the 1970s, a gentleman who became the voice of the world’s climatologists (a bunch of people just as reliable as astrologists) was John P Holdren. He wrote a series of apocalyptic articles about how the new Ice Age would lead to massive crop failures in the Northern hemisphere, starvation and a migration of people from North to the South. John P. Holdren then did a spectacular reverse ferret and later became Saint Obama’s key adviser on (yup, you guessed it) supposed global warming.

Is the Earth warming? Or is it cooling? We don’t know. And does human activity have any effect on the climate? Probably not.

The only thing we do know is that, whatever the supposed ‘scientific consensus’, there will always be plenty of ‘scientists’ and media ‘experts’ and power-hungry politicians eager to jump on whatever is fashionable bandwagon in order to further their own lousy careers and increase their own self-importance and power over us.

10 comments to It’s freezing! No, it’s warming! No way, it’s freezing! Bollox, it’s warming! Etc etc

  • William Boreham

    Of more concern to us is that our idiot MPs fell hook, line and sinker for the Global Warming, come Climate Change scam and passed the Climate Change Act, an act of national suicide which if fully implemented will destroy our economy and prosperity and reduce us to third world status.

  • A Thorpe

    This tells the true story. We have no idea what is really going on in any precise way and humans cannot accept uncertainty. This is why they invented Gods to explain things. Now they do not like the idea that they are not in control of absolutely everything and so they have found the new God called human caused climate change. They belief that they can actually control the climate along with preventing the damage that they are causing to the environment and the resulting decline in other species.

    The best we have is ice cores that tell us about the history of ice ages with lowest temperatures on a period of about 120,000 years and interglacial peaks about 20,000 years after. The last ice age was about 20,000 year ago. There are theories about these cycles based on earth’s orbit and tilt, etc but they do not fit the data very well. It is a pity that the nonsense of AGW has diverted research from this aspect. But, there is absolutely nothing we can do about it except adapt to the changes. It will be a test of how well evolution has prepared us for change.

  • DaveH

    David, yourself and Mr Dellingpole are on the same page;
    pity a few more aren’t.

  • Lisa

    Yes! When I was growing up it was always the new ice age. I was so scared as a young kid that me and my family were gonna freeze to death…so horrible to scare not just adults with that stuff but kids too! I felt so helpless as a kid hoping beyond hope that we wouldn’t all geez to death.

    Years ago when the global warming scare started my kids were in school and being taught about it when I emailed their teacher and said that I didn’t believe it because of the fact that we were being told when I was a kid that we were all gonna freeze to death from the mini ice age. To that teacher’s credit he did share my email with his students.

    Then there was Ted Danson who was so popular with Cheers saying the oceans were gonna die if we didn’t do something about them…only to find out a few years ago that Mr. Danson says he lied about the oceans dying to bring attention to his cause and thinks he was justified in his oceans dying lie!

    Or how about Al Gore and his doomsday phrophecy that we would all die in 10 years because of global warming…that was more than 10 years ago. He even won an Oscar for his film about it. Rush Limbaugh was even humorously counting down the days of the 10 years we had left…we are all still here and not one mention about how Al Gore was totally and completely wrong, lying for his own gain and purposes. We don’t hear much of Al Gore nowadays though, maybe that’s his punishment?

    It’s disgusting what people will make up to scare others to manipulate people to do what they want. But after awhile when you cry wolf too many times not everyone is gonna believe that the sky is falling all the time…which is why they threaten scientists who disagree with their made up crap!

  • FrenchFried

    Matthew Lynn: Next eurozone crisis has begun and will lead to more money creation.

    Industrial output is in crashing. Retail sales have stagnated. Business confidence has dropped, and investment is heading south. A sharp slowdown might have been expected for Britain heading out of the European Union, America where the President is busily ripping up half a century worth of carefully constructed trade agreements, or China, which has been on a decade of wild, credit-fuelled growth. But the real slowdown is happening in the one place where few economists expected it. It is now painfully obvious that the eurozone is heading into a sharp recession.

    http://gata.org/node/18758

  • A.F.Fanculo

    PPE teaches s0dall about how to interpret science, so no wonder our parliamentarians have been taken in by AGW. Al Gore is now laying low and counting the money from his Nobel peace prize, about as justified an award as that to B Obama. However they are both Democrats so that’s OK.

  • cognitivedissonance

    Greenland Gains Massive Amounts Of Ice Second Year In A Row.

    https://principia-scientific.org/greenland-gains-massive-amounts-of-ice-second-year-in-a-row/

  • FollowTheMoney

    This Bullshit first appeared in 1922.In the Washington Post.

    The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

    Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

    Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

    I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post — 88 years ago!

    The text in the above example is a genuine transcription of a 1922 newspaper article, an Associated Press account which appeared on page 2 of the Washington Post on 2 November of that year:

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/warm-welcome/

  • AbsolutePowerCorruptsAbsolutely

    So why did they concoct the Climate Change
    Scam. Carbon credits were used ti off shore industry to developing nations. Tge UN and the NGOs are criminal outfits.
    See here and learn how corrupt our world really is. Isnt it George Soros, Rothschilds etc.

    https://youtu.be/4M40c0Ghu94

  • ItalianWall

    Europe vould collapse due to Migrstion says Italys Pm.
    Dumb as a rock, doesnt he know that was the whole point of it.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-14/europe-could-collapse-over-migration-says-italy-pm-salvini-insists-paris-berlin

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