Shock News : Climate Scientists Weren’t Always Morons!

In 1935, scientists understood that Arctic ice was controlled by the Atlantic Ocean, and planned for regular freight and passenger traffic through the Northeast Passage

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TimesMachine: September 22, 1935 – NYTimes.com

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10 Responses to Shock News : Climate Scientists Weren’t Always Morons!

  1. emsnews says:

    Ah, but these were SOVIET scientists. 🙂 They also beat us into space.

  2. tom0mason says:

    Reading that piece made me wonder, maybe humans have passed ‘peak intelligence’ and nobody noticed.

    • V. Uil says:

      I think you are right. During the Industrial Revolution successful British families like the Wedgwoods – descended from Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood – had very large familes producing many intelligent offspring. Charles Darwin was from that family. This was happening all over Europe. A sort of inadvertent eugenics.

      Now the opposite is happening. Smart people have fewer kids and cross breeding is trendy. Dumb people produce kids like there is no tomorrow. Similarly in some parts of the world marrying a cousin is the norm. This too degrades intelligence.

      Dysgenics is everywhere.

      So I suspect your observation, perhaps said in jest, is right on the money. Societies as a whole are getting dumber. Just look around you.

      And to tie it back to Steve’s web site: it may well be one reason why so called climate scientists today are producing such poorly researched results which they and the public at large buy in to completely.

      • tom0mason says:

        Only said in semi-jest as I have just finished reading some documents sent to me a historian friend.
        Basically I wonder how many people alive today could write anything of their like.
        But, and here’s the kicker, these old hand written documents not only displayed how clearly and scientifically they thought, designed their experiments and apparatus, recorded their results[some of them decades long], meticulously recorded everything, wrote their own reports in remarkable almost copperplate script, with wonderful drawing, graphs and charts – all hand draw.
        One author I was informed not only wrote his study of a type of beetle, with many years of observations, in English but he also translated it to French, Italian, and German.

      • gator69 says:

        What V describes has been illustrated by Hollywood…

        Part one

      • Gail Combs says:

        Do not despair, Mother Nature is getting ready to take care of the problem as she has done repeatedly over the last 2 million years.

        ….Zooming back to 2 million years ago, we see with the clarity of archaeological conviction that climate change has been very good to us. Spend some time reading tons of information on hominid evolution, and you will soon come to know that scientists in that field have long speculated that climate change over the past few millions of years, yes, those same two million or so years has been a very effective agent provocateur in our evolution. Our brain case size has experienced dramatic increases, in fits and starts, of course, to go from about 500 cubic centimeters (cc) to about 2,500cc in the last 2-3 million years…

        Eventually, via numerous glaciations, and the increased braincase size that these wrenchingly long freezing events spurred, we made it intact… So the question really begs to be asked. Will it take another (let’s call it the next, since its actually time for the next one now) ice age to “smarten us up” some more? And the answer to that really depends upon whether or not you have glommed on to what the real problem is yet.

        William McClenney

        Several pdfs at Ice Cap

  3. Dave G says:

    Are you sure he was actually a “climate” scientist? (I didn’t subscribe to the NYT site).

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