1975 : NCAR And CRU Blamed Bad Weather On Global Cooling And Excess Arctic Ice

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Climate Change and its Effect on  World Food

by Walter Orr Roberts  Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, and National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

In February of 1972 earth-orbiting artificial satellites revealed the existence of a greatly increased area of the snow and ice cover of the north polar cap as compared to all previous years of space age observations. Some scientists believe that this may have presaged the onset of the dramatic climate anomalies of 1972 that brought far-reaching adversities to the world’s peoples. Moreover, there is mounting evidence that the bad climate of 1972 may be the forerunner of a long series of less favorable agricultural crop years that lie ahead for most world societies. Thus widespread food shortages threaten just at the same time that world populations are growing to new highs. Indeed, less favorable climate may be the new global norm. The Earth may have entered a new “little ice age”

There are strong signs that these recent climate disasters were not random deviations from the usual weather, but instead signals of the emergence of a new normal for world climates.

If we are, indeed, experiencing a worsening  of world climates it is, perhaps, equal in  severity to any within the last millenium.  The arguments for this view were developed  by several of the climatologists who attended  an international workshop on climate and  its effects on human life convened in  May 1974 in Bonn, Germany.

At this meeting Profs. H. Flohn of Germany,  H.H. Lamb of the United Kingdom and  Reid Bryson of the United States developed  a highly persuasive demonstration that there  has been a steady cooling of northern  hemisphere temperatures during the last  30 years, with the strongest cooling at the  higher latitudes.


John Cook reminds us that 97% of scientists now say this cooling never happened.

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8 Responses to 1975 : NCAR And CRU Blamed Bad Weather On Global Cooling And Excess Arctic Ice

  1. shazaam says:

    I remember all the Hoopla at the time. The “Futurist” magazine was full of gloom and doom predictions if pollution controls were not immediately forced on all industry.

    All the particulate & soot collectors and such went on, the steel industry was destroyed, energy prices shot up, and it got warmer. You’d think they’d declare victory and rest on their laurels.

    But no, now they have to fight the opposite problem. And they need more tax money to do it.

    Note to Steve, if you could find an archive of “The Futurist” magazines, you’ll find an amazing trove of global cooling scenarios (best case, likely case, worst case) and propaganda that will blow your mind.

  2. Kramer says:

    The Aspen Institute is another Rockefeller supported think tank. Amazing how much influence and changes money can buy.

  3. Kramer says:

    There’s a Reid A. Bryson listed in the 1975 Rockefeller Foundation annual report. This is what it says:

    “REID A.BRYSON, Madison, Wisconsin, and RHODES W. FAIRBRIDGE, New York, for
    joint participation in a conference on climate and climatic change.”

    • rw says:

      Bryson was a major figure in climatology at that time. If you have access to Science magazine, you can find articles from 1974 (and some other years, as I recall). There’s a good write-up on him – and other climatologists – in a Fortune article in 1974 or 1975.

  4. Bill says:

    Wow, they actually said “a new normal” way back then?

  5. Beale says:

    Could it be they were right the first time? Who knows?

  6. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Hot, cold, dry, wet … hit them with scary weather to make them fret.

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