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The Cooling World - Global Cooling --- first printed in Newsweek, 1975
Newsweek ^ | April 28, 1975 | staff writer

Posted on 12/30/2004 9:19:44 AM PST by bedolido

There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production– with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia – where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.

The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually. During the same time, the average temperature around the equator has risen by a fraction of a degree – a fraction that in some areas can mean drought and desolation. Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars' worth of damage in 13 U.S. states.

(Excerpt) Read more at globalclimate.org ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; cooling; global; warming; world
I remember when this was the "hot" topic (so to speak)
1 posted on 12/30/2004 9:19:45 AM PST by bedolido
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To: bedolido
"They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve."

HAHAH!

2 posted on 12/30/2004 9:27:56 AM PST by burrian
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To: bedolido
Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars' worth of damage in 13 U.S. states.

Yep. And now global warming is to blame for tornados. if only we could have kept the exact same temperatures we would never have tornados...

3 posted on 12/30/2004 9:36:00 AM PST by Always Right
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To: bedolido
I was in college during the mid 70s. I can recall a number of occasions where some of the instructors stated that we were entering another ice age.
4 posted on 12/30/2004 9:38:32 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: bedolido

How's the Iceberg Lettuce crop this year? Fart buncha smellers ain't they?


5 posted on 12/30/2004 9:49:56 AM PST by Waco
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To: bedolido

We are still DOOMED.


6 posted on 12/30/2004 9:58:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: Always Right

Everybody knows that trailer parks cause tornados.


7 posted on 12/30/2004 9:59:07 AM PST by Big Digger (If you can keep your head when others are losing theirs, you must be a Republican)
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To: bedolido

Won't someone PLEASE think of the children!!!!/scsm


8 posted on 12/30/2004 10:00:21 AM PST by herewego (based on a true story)
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tag


9 posted on 12/30/2004 10:06:42 AM PST by flashbunny (Every thought that enters my head requires its own vanity thread.)
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To: bedolido

I gather it is much easier for liberals to annoint themselves as "holier than thou" prophets of doom:

(1) if liberals condemn sinners for their "excess" generation of green-house gases (due to excess SUVs, excess air-conditioning, excess heating etc. ad nauseum) rather than

(2) if liberals condemn sinners for their "insufficent" generation of those green-house gases.

Hence, the self-serving redefinition of our greatest "environmental threat" as global "warming".


10 posted on 12/30/2004 10:10:10 AM PST by pfony1
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To: bedolido
Don't worry the wackos have this figured out.
The new mantra is that we are experiencing "climate change".
This means that any "unusual" weather can be blamed on human activity; cooling, heating, spring coming to early or too late, whatever happens.
Anything bad that happens is the result of humans. In other words people in western countries are bad. They shouldn't reproduce, drive cars, eat food other than grass or dirt and should live in caves.
11 posted on 12/30/2004 10:17:34 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland
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To: BenLurkin

It was all Bush's fault ... even back in the 1970s!!!!!


12 posted on 12/30/2004 10:20:51 AM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: Big Digger
Everybody knows that trailer parks cause tornados.

And here I thought tornadoes were cause by young women with annoying yippy dogs that bite old ladies in Kansas.

13 posted on 12/30/2004 10:24:20 AM PST by DrDavid (Tomorrow will be an even better day...)
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To: TexasGreg

Are there any articles from like the 1950's? I'd be interested to see if environmentalists were doing even in that era?


14 posted on 12/30/2004 10:29:15 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: bedolido
Geez, these monumental global climatic changes really swing back and forth don't they? /sarcasm

It's just a big money racket for the environmental wacko's to get government funding and contributions from their mailing list of suckers.

15 posted on 12/30/2004 10:33:13 AM PST by Reagan is King (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: bedolido

I don't know how or why, but it has to be Bush's fault.


16 posted on 12/30/2004 10:34:05 AM PST by keysguy (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: bedolido

Oh cool, The Club Of Rome. If we're getting this retro, we'll see people disco dance in public again and that would be hilarious.


17 posted on 12/30/2004 10:53:09 AM PST by .cnI redruM (This country's heart will be giving in any disaster regardless of the recipient's response.)
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To: farmfriend


18 posted on 12/30/2004 11:17:58 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: bedolido
And the NY Times headline:

New Ice Age: Women and minorities hurt most.

19 posted on 12/30/2004 11:20:50 AM PST by NeoCaveman (I care, just not very much.)
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To: keysguy
I don't know how or why, but it has to be Bush's fault.

This is the 70's man. It has to be Nixon's fault.

20 posted on 12/30/2004 11:21:50 AM PST by NeoCaveman (I care, just not very much.)
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To: bedolido

Yup. "The Coming Ice Age". Blamed on pollution.


21 posted on 12/30/2004 11:24:13 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: bedolido
Global cooling ... that tears it ...

We need to bring back CFC's, DDT, Elvis and build a few hundre nuclear reactors to provide heat.

22 posted on 12/30/2004 11:26:50 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: Centurion2000

whatever the problem is, more money is the solution.
There are no gumint programs that are failures, they're just under-funded.


23 posted on 12/30/2004 11:55:53 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece: Hope IS on the way...)
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To: pepsionice
In the Dust Bowl years between 1930 and 1940, a lot of people probably thought that massive climate change was upon us and we'd all die. We didn't, and the drought ended. There must have been some secret government SUV program to cause a drought like that, because climate changes don't just happen. /sarcasm
24 posted on 12/30/2004 11:56:17 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Rakkasan1

Oh, and let's burn a LOT more coal.


25 posted on 12/30/2004 11:58:12 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: bedolido
My dad has an old tape by a man named Iben Browning. In 1979 he predicted we would be in a "little Ice Age" in the upper US.

Funny thing is he noticed a lot of things that make sense. We are currently in a peak for solar flares. it would make sense that the climate is getting warmer.
26 posted on 12/30/2004 12:21:48 PM PST by redgolum
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To: bedolido

27 posted on 12/30/2004 3:31:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Got Wood?)
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To: bedolido

bump


28 posted on 12/30/2004 3:32:17 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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ICE ICE BABY

29 posted on 12/30/2004 3:42:35 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod ( I'm going to open Cobra Kai dojos all over this valley!)
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To: bedolido
Global Cooling + Acid Rain = Global Warming!

When a steady application of acid rain is applied to glacial formations, a resultant exothermic reaction occurs which is greatly enhanced by Hydrofluorocarbonic emissions and exhaust fumes from certain strains of SUV's which are in excess of 5000 pounds curb weight, causing mass hysteria amongst certain indigenous peoples with concommitant desires to undergo multiple body piercings and tattoo applications and the wearing of hip-hugger jeans on members of the female sex which makes them look like burst open cans of biscuits, said cause of all this dates back to late 1960's and early 1970's when certain individuals of more affluent parents were permitted to join the National Guard and repeatedly miss formations and were thus termed AWOL in numerous forged but accurate documents of the period.

30 posted on 12/30/2004 3:47:31 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kwanzaa is to the holiday season what Michael Jackson is to child care.)
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To: bedolido
Don't worry about global cooling. I was just talking with a bunch of the guys, and we're going to leave our SUVs running in the driveway overnight from now on. That ought to warm things up a bit. I suggest you all do the same.

Oh, and I won't turn off lights anymore either.

;-)
31 posted on 12/30/2004 3:48:13 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: bedolido

That's downright scary


32 posted on 12/30/2004 3:50:27 PM PST by Old Professer (When the fear of dying no longer obtains no act is unimaginable.)
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To: bedolido

I remember reading in THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER magazine in the 1970's how global cooling would cause crops grown in the northern states such as Iowa and Illinois to be the major crops in the South.

i also remember reading a Si-Fi novel in the 1960's about a criminal who planned to divert the Gulf Stream into the artic causing the ice caps to melt and flood most of the world. I can't remember the name of the book.


33 posted on 12/30/2004 5:08:49 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: bedolido

Heck, I remember as a kid in the 1970's, global cooling was the rage where I rmember reading one article thath ad a picture of New York City covered in ice with the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center look like twin white popsicles standing up. I was talking to my father about climate change and he remember reading about "the coming ice age" in the 1940's and 1950's in magazines like Look, Colliers, and so on.


34 posted on 12/30/2004 5:15:21 PM PST by Nowhere Man (We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?)
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To: bedolido; abbi_normal_2; Ace2U; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; amom; AndreaZingg; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.
35 posted on 12/30/2004 7:06:27 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulation. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: bedolido

Climate science has advanced considerably in the last 30 years. Today, both warming and cooling can be blamed on the burning of fossil fuels.


36 posted on 12/30/2004 8:27:06 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: redgolum

Iben Browning also "predicted" the Great New Madrid Earthquake of around 1999. Caused loons to close the schools over 300 miles away, in areas that it was geologically impossible to be affected by such a quake, even were he to have been right! Fear and ass-covering are wonderful tools. Browning died a few years ago, prediction still unfulfilled.


37 posted on 12/30/2004 8:34:00 PM PST by BohDaThone
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To: farmfriend

BTTT!!!!


38 posted on 12/31/2004 3:14:41 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: BohDaThone
LOL! I remember that. I like to listen to that old tape every once in awhile and remind myself that nothing is really new.

The curious thing is that in that '79 speech, Browning repeatedly said that man kind has no effect on the climate, and that one medium sized volcano will produce more pollution at one shot than much of the industrialized world has done to date.
39 posted on 12/31/2004 9:39:31 AM PST by redgolum
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