Nutcases Repeating The Same Story – Decade After Decade


Date: May 23, 1989

Not all dinner party conversation is fluff and nonsense. The other night, a friend leaned over and asked, “Do you think people understand yet about global warming and are ready to do something about it?” I was tempted to heave a huge shrug. It’s very hard to gauge what percentage of America’s millions understand such phenomonena as the “greenhouse effect” and will support action to reverse it.

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10 Responses to Nutcases Repeating The Same Story – Decade After Decade

  1. Otter says:

    That was just about the time I noticed that they didn’t even know enough about el nino and hurricanes, to be making such claims. And then I became a Skeptic.

  2. agwnonsense says:

    Amerikans are just so Amerikan

  3. A scene from the past, repeated: Oh-so-current (“au courant” in French, dontcha know) German Elites, chatting about the “uncommon good sense of that new Nationalist fellow, Hitler”.

    • Jean-Paul says:

      Sorry, Harry, but in French it could mean : “si courantes”, or “si habituelles”, but not “au courant”. I know : I’m French speaking.

  4. Eric Barnes says:

    Couldn’t help but think of this underappreciated movie.

    The resolution is the best part.

  5. Andy DC says:

    During the 1980’s there were more severe citrus freezes in Florida than the rest of the 20th Century combined. The orange groves were steadily moving south. There was no longer citrus grown in Citrus County, or any other county north of Orlando for that matter. The trees had been killed by repeated freezes, with temperatures down into the teens.

    Christmas 1989 brought record snows from north Florida to the coastal Carolinas. 5″ in Savannah and 14″ at Myrtle Beach. So who in their right mind would take global warming seriously in 1989?

    • kirkmyers says:

      As a longtime resident of Orlando, I can attent to the accuracy of your comments. The first freeze (I believe in 1983) wiped out all the orange groves from Orange County north. Whatever trees were left were killed by another arctic blast in 1985. The final Siberian front hit in 1989. Highs remperatures climbed to the low to mid 30s.

      • Andy DC says:

        I have not been down to FL for some time. Has citrus production come back in those counties north of Orlando that were wiped out in the 1980’s?

      • gator69 says:

        My mother lives just north of Ocala, and that is big horse country now. After the last major freeze in 1989, the commercial groves were all pulled out. Soon it was discovered that the lime in the soil produced dense grasses that horses favor, and subsequently Kentucky lost many horse farms to Florida. The only surviving orange groves are small private groves, and blueberries are the big cash crop now, requiring armed guards. No kidding.

        Ocala is also where John Travolta now resides, with his jumbo jet parked out front. Maybe it’s his fault…

  6. gator69 says:

    By 1989, I had spent 8 years studying geology, studied climatology, and was waist deep in remote sensing. I had no time for unrealistic nonsense, and still do not. 3 decades of the Alarmist who Cried Warming and Chicken Fried Little is more than enough. Stick a fork in it already.

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