“There are ominous signs that the Earths 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.”
Crap, I am sorry, I forgot to source the article:
The Cooling World
Newsweek, April 28, 1975
Sounds familiar, same tune, different verse.
Pinged for a great sarcastic point.
Well, let’s see.
First off, for temperature comparisons to be accurate, the recording devices would have to be placed evenly throughout the world, and would have to have been that way for the entire period of time that these ‘doomers’ use to make that claim.
Unfortunately, it isn’t that way.
Where I stand at this moment, used to be called ‘the dustbowl’. There were no crops growing. Now the entire midwest is one of the largest grain and corn producing regions in the US.
Way before that, it was the bottom of an ocean.
The Antartic used to be a tropical region, and is full of lakes and rivers.
Glaciers used to cover the northern United States, and most of Canada.
The elements that cause mass temperature change are CLOUDS, WATER VAPOR, axis of inclination of the rotation of the Earth, the output of the sun, variations in sunspot activity, and the position of the solar system in relation to the plane of the galaxy.
If this author of this article can ‘change’ any of those variables, then I’m on his side.
If not, then he is just spewing ‘smoke’.