Another Ice Age?
Monday, Jun. 24, 1974
In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada’s wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced the mildest winters within anyone’s recollection.
2011 – hmmm, cold and 3 weeks behind in planting in southern alberta…but this is just weather….
Don’t confuse time magazine with a peer reviewed journal.
The NCAR graph in the Newsweek article showed temperatures plummeting since 1940.
Seems a lot of people look at Time and Newsweek from the 70’s and think they have a handle on the scientific consensus of the time. This is a fine example of the media creating a story and drama where there is none.
The director of NCAR warned of a period of “low and variable” temperatures in 1974
I purposely left off the multiple stories that ran in Time, Newsweek, New York, the Saturday Evening Post and others to give you a quick “bakers dozen” of peer reviewed articles published from the early 60s to the early 80s. There’s more, but I’ll bet you won’t bother to read even one of these.
1962 J. D. Ives, “Indications of Recent Extensive Glacierization in Northcentral Baffin Island, NWT.” J. Glaciology 4: 197-205.
1964 W.B. Harland, “Critical Evidence for a Great Infra-Cambrian Glaciation.” Geologisches Rundschau 54: 45-61.
1969 Alex T. Wilson, “The Climatic Effects of Large-Scale Surges of Ice Sheets.” Canadian J. Earth Sciences 6: 911-18.
1972 W. Dansgaard, et al., “Speculations About the Next Glaciation.” Quaternary Research 2: 396-98.
1972 George J. Kukla and Alois Kocí, “End of the Last Interglacial in the Loess Record.” Quaternary Research 2: 374-83.
1972 George J. Kukla, et al., “The End of the Present Interglacial.” Quaternary Research 2: 261-69
1974 Reginald E. Newell, “Changes in the Poleward Energy Flux by the Atmosphere and Ocean as a Possible Cause for Ice Ages.” Quaternary Research 4: 117-127.
1974, 1977 United States, Central Intelligence Agency. “Potential Implications of Trends in World Population, Food Production, and Climate, OPR-401, Aug. 1974. Published as Appendix II of Impact Team (1977). The Weather Conspiracy. New York: Ballantine
1974 George J. Kukla, Increased Surface Albedo in the Northern Hemisphere, Science 22 February 1974: Vol. 183 no. 4126 pp. 709-714
1975 John Gribbin, “Cause and Effects of Global Cooling.” Nature 254: 14.
1976 Paul E. Damon and Steven M. Kunen, “Global Cooling?” Science 193: 447-53
1976 Lowell Ponte, The Cooling. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
1982 A. T. WILSON Origin of Ice Ages: An Ice Shelf Theory for Pleistocene Glaciation Journal: Nature , vol. 201, no. 4915, pp. 147-149, 1964
Again this fiction of a scientific consensus of global cooling in the 70’s. From one of your references: “Global cooling and related rapid changes of environment, substantially exceeding the fluctuations experienced by man in historical times, must be expected within the next few millennia or even centuries.”
We still expect a glacial period in 20,000 years or so.
You are funny Daniel.
There’s no shortage of people denying history. In the real (and for once, solidly warmist!) world, meanwhile…
“Don’t confuse time magazine with a peer reviewed journal.”
I don’t know why not,……….. they are of the same value.
From Secchi disks to penguin killing, peer-reviewed has become a euphemism for works of fiction and joke story telling……. did you hear the one about people believing treeometers?
Don’t confuse a peer reviewed journal with time magazine.
I keep praying that we have a forgiving God. He gave us warmth and prosperity and we called it the greatest challenge to mankind ever (I won’t deny that prosperous people seek less government so warmth and prosperity were, indeed, a challenge to those that would like to control how we live our lives). I hope he is not about to punish us with cold and wet, which leads to famine and pestilence.
Remember, children: Time magazine put a question mark in the article’s title so it was NOT a prediction.
Ohhh, so they’ve stopped using the words, ‘could’, ‘might’, ‘possibly’, ‘may’, ‘if’….
Media and Peer Review, both talked of the coming ice age:
The music background makes it clear that they are reporting on a scientific consensus. Very convincing.
The way temps are dropping, don’t be surprised if the Ice Age drivel rears its head again. And, of course humans will be to blame, as if humanity had anything to do with the last one.
what’s supremely funny is that the world was cooling until 1975 more or less, yet one is supposed to spend time convincing revisionists like Dan about something obvious.
Its important for them in order to keep the myth of consensus infallibility. It utterly falls apart when the consensus of the coming ice age is acknowledged. Psychologists should study this phenomenon.
You could no more prove to them it occurred by showing the peer-reviewed literature, than you can convince them the earth isn’t warming by showing them HadCrut’s nearly 14 year temp decline. They simply will not acknowledge reality.
Guess I may as well post this here too…
“In 1971 Prof. Stephen Schneider of Stanford University claimed the earth was in danger from “Global Cooling”. One of his associates Prof. Paul Ehrlich also of Stanford stated,(also in 1971) “Carry on as we are and there is no chance of reaching the year 2000″.”
Here is the reference:
Schneider S. & Rasool S., “Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Aerosols – Effects of Large Increases on Global Climate”, Science, vol.173, 9 July 1971, p.138-141
Where we find:
“We report here on the first results of a calculation in which separate estimates were made of the effects on global temperature of large increases in the amount of CO2 and dust in the atmosphere. It is found that even an increase by a factor of 8 in the amount of CO2, which is highly unlikely in the next several thousand years, will produce an increase in the surface temperature of less than 2 deg. K.
However, the effect on surface temperature of an increase in the aerosol content of the atmosphere is found to be quite significant. An increase by a factor of 4 in the equilibrium dust concentration in the global atmosphere, which cannot be ruled out as a possibility within the next century, could decrease the mean surface temperature by as much as 3.5 deg. K. If sustained over a period of several years, such a temperature decrease could be sufficient to trigger an ice age!”
As I recollect, Schneider & Rasool had a few global cooling peer-reviewed papers
Seems that this old modeling was a bit off and that should come as no surprise. The wording “first results” hardly makes this single paper an indication of unanimity in the scientific community of anything.
Uhmm, yeh Dan, that’s way different than the 76 strong unanimity that we have today with global warming!
Click to access 012009_Doran_final.pdf
I dunno, count the authors and co-authors of the studies, papers and books you’ve been shown, include the “reviewers” and see if you can’t get close the 76 strong “consensus” we have today. I’m
guessingbetting it gets pretty close. Be sure to factor the ratio of climatologists then compared to now, and I’m putting money on we had every bit of a consensus then on global cooling as we do now with global warming.
Just by Robb’s and Al Gored’s contributions, I’m counting 16 names without the “et. al” or reviewers. Throw in a couple more from Latitude shows (Holdren and Ehrlich) on the “Hope And Change In Colorado” posting, and voila! We have every bit of the consensus!! I’m sure you’ll find ways to rationalize your way around it as do most warmists, but its there, its reality, and it was every bit as valid as current climate theory.
I think it was my 4th grade year when they first started shoving that global cooling in my head………
Just wait until somebody points out that it wasn’t “ice age” they were consensual about, it was “global cooling”. Only thing, they were also consensual on the fact that a few degrees of lower temperatures would bring about…another ice age.
That’s the common end result I’ve read on all of them….
They were all adamant that just 1 or 2 degrees ‘lower’, would put us in another ice age………….
Here’s our dearly departed buddy Stephen Schneider, comes in at 0:35.
He is actually talking some sense, the cure for the coming ice age “could be worse than the disease”. I am sure he means well.
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Kukla is still alive and unrepentant