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1975 Newsweek article on global cooling.
Newsweek ^ | April 28, 1975

Posted on 04/08/2002 9:03:07 AM PDT by grundle

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:50:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: doomsayers; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; kyoto; littleiceage; maunderminimum; mediawingofthednc; milankovitch; milankovitchcycles; rathergate
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1 posted on 04/08/2002 9:03:07 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
Great find.
2 posted on 04/08/2002 9:04:32 AM PDT by Rodney King
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To: grundle
ROTFLMAO .. thanks for posting. The stuff the watermelons believe is incredible - particularly when one considers the forecast for just tomorrow is usually not much more accurate than a coin toss.
3 posted on 04/08/2002 9:05:20 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: grundle
Ain't the printing press a bitch? All your moronic, political rants just sit there, waiting to show the world how dumb and dishonest you really are.
4 posted on 04/08/2002 9:05:37 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Rodney King
An old high school friend and I were talking about this over the weekend. The winter of 1975-76 was bitterly cold in the northeast. We lived in NJ and remeber vividly seeing the Delawaare completely frozen over, supposedly the first time in 200 year...also walked on the frozen surf at Sea Isle City in NJ...and all the talk those days was about the coming Ice Age...now of course we have a mild winter and the threat is global warming.
5 posted on 04/08/2002 9:08:54 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: grundle
Looks like we've come full circle.
6 posted on 04/08/2002 9:09:04 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: grundle
Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change

Interesting. The folks clamoring about global cooling back in the 70's understood that influencing political leaders was important to their cause just as the democrat party had been duped by the global warming crowd today.

7 posted on 04/08/2002 9:11:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: pgkdan
I remember being in grade school in the 1970's and all we heard about in our science classes was the next Ice Age was coming.
8 posted on 04/08/2002 9:13:02 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: cogitator
bump
9 posted on 04/08/2002 9:15:26 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: grundle
No big deal. The tird world scam artists and America-haters realized all of a sudden that the opportunities for bribes, kickbacks and payoffs as well as weakening America were far better going with the attack on warming rather than the attack on cooling. Back up campaigns include attacking America and/or seeking bribes etc. because it is getting much lighter during the day time and attacking America and/or seeking bribes etc. because it is getting much darker during the night time. Changes in gravity are also on the list. Future meetings in Japan will probably result in protocols or treaties covering reductions but may be postponed 'til Gore or Clinton is elected President (if you know what we mean).
10 posted on 04/08/2002 9:17:15 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: grundle
Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. 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. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.

You would think that after 25 years they would come up with a different call to action!

11 posted on 04/08/2002 9:18:54 AM PDT by DrDavid
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To: grundle
In what surely enters the Freeper record books for threads on a 27-year-old article (now 3) - you might enjoy reading additional comments here and here.
12 posted on 04/08/2002 9:19:15 AM PDT by willieroe
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To: grundle
One interesting thing this article does not mention is that these 'scientists' asserted the causes of the cooling are the same causes that are now supposedly causing the warming.

It's all about money. Create a crisis and write a grant request and hopefully reach tenure before anyone discovers you're really just an idiot.
13 posted on 04/08/2002 9:20:30 AM PDT by aardvark1
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To: Phantom Lord
Thanks. Remember reply #46 in this thread from last week?

Effects of Climate Warming Already in Evidence

The global temperature cooled off from the 1930s through the 1970s. Archaic climate models in the 1970s overstimated the effects of sulfate aerosols and also didn't figure in as much reduction in sulfate aerosol emissions as occurred (largely to alleviate acid rain problems). So since 1975 we've warmed up quite a bit. Except for the unlikely specter of a shutdown of North Atlantic deep water formation (which would result in a strong hemispheric cooling most drastic in Europe and eastern North America), there aren't any climatologists predicting a significant cooling trend or Ice Age now.

It's interesting to read the history, though. I remember that too.

14 posted on 04/08/2002 9:22:56 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: Tacis
"Changes in gravity are also on the list."

We need a national program to halt gravitational decline.

The corporations are using up the whole world supply; by the year 2050, poor people will have to be tied to trees and such to keep them from floating up into the poisonous atmosphere.

"Gravity's For Everybody; not just Dead White Males."

Halt the injustice.

15 posted on 04/08/2002 9:26:23 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: grundle
This is wonderful. The penchant for scare tactics among journalists seeking material and scientists and self-perpetuating government agencies seeking funds should be taken into account at all times.
16 posted on 04/08/2002 9:27:02 AM PDT by PoisedWoman
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To: grundle
The environmental movement is simply kid-friendly, warm and fuzzy marxism. It's a way to dress up communism for the next generation. These people care very little about the actual environment, it's stripping capitalism that is the goal.
17 posted on 04/08/2002 9:28:11 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: Rodney King
bump
18 posted on 04/08/2002 9:28:54 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: grundle
Thanks for posting this. I remember reading this article, or one like it, way back when, and always kicked myself for not being able to find it when the enviro-wackos started yammering about global warming.
19 posted on 04/08/2002 9:29:57 AM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: grundle
I love it.
20 posted on 04/08/2002 9:33:14 AM PDT by Tribune7
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