1974 – BBC Warned Of A New Ice Age Within Our Lifetime

A new ice age could grip the world within the lifetime of present generations, Britons were warned yesterday.

“The threat of a new ice age must now stand along side nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale ‘ death and misery for mankind”, said science writer Nigel Calder, who compiled the program for the British Broad casting Corporation.

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22 Nov 1974 – SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY New ice age ‘could be in our…

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24 Responses to 1974 – BBC Warned Of A New Ice Age Within Our Lifetime

  1. B says:

    While the “global warming” predictions have fallen flat, we might still see that ice age. 🙂

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Well the BBC are closer than James “Coal Death Trains” Hansen. In 2001 he predicted this:

    “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water. And there will be tape across the windows across the street because of high winds. And the same birds won’t be there. The trees in the median strip will change.” Then he said, “There will be more police cars.” Why? “Well, you know what happens to crime when the heat goes up.”

    That would be in 2021. It doesn’t look like the Hudson will drown the West Side Hwy by then because it has now frozen over:

    How long before you can WALK to Brooklyn? Manhattan is encased in the worst ice for a decade as river freezes

    Cool photos.

    Predicting the future is hard, and today the Hudson is hard too.

  3. Mohatdebos says:

    I could not believe what I heard on the CBS affiliated radio station WWJ950 in Detroit today. They had a report that February 2015 could end up being the coldest month ever in Detroit. This report was followed by a report that the Great Lakes ice cover was approaching a record high for the second year in a row. These two reports were followed by an interview with an expert who stated the global warming was responsible for the cold and ice. What flabbergasted me was that reporter didn’t challenge the expert.

    • nielszoo says:

      Liberal and Progressive “experts” carry an “I don’t have to tell the truth” card and an “I can make up stuff to support the cause” card both of which are honored by all liberal and Progressive “journalists.” Liberal and Progressive “journalists” carry a “support the cause at all costs” card that acts a trump of fact or truth no matter who presents it.

  4. michaelspencer2 says:

    Here you go then – from 1977!

    And look who was one of the promoters of this back then …..

  5. docfjs says:

    This prediction actually makes more sense than today’s ridiculous “the earth has a fever” warnings.
    GI guess the scientists in the 70s had more common sense and less left wing bias.


    • Gail Combs says:

      Remember we are lied to constantly.

      It is quite possible the Elite do believe an ice age is on the way. It sure looks like they want to strip the assets of the northern countries and make sure as many people are killed as quickly as possible. At the present time we have the WTO agreement on Ag and ‘harmonizing’ national laws pushing independent farmers off the land in the EU, USA, Canada, and Australia. Global Warming is being used as an excuse to do a land grab in South America and Africa as well. (Just google Australia Land Grab…)

      In the 1970’s when all the Malthusian nonsense hit, not only was the Milankovitch theory known but so was the Gleissberg 88 year solar cycle. The influence of solar cycles on wheat prices (and climate) had been know since Sir Herschel showed it in his report to the Royal Society in 1801. Thus Maurice Strong started pushing GLOBAL WARMING in 1972 at the First Earth Summit despite the record low harvests of 1969! Given the minimum in 1969 they figured they had 44 years (1/2 a Gleissberg cycle) to push CAGW. 1969 +44 =2013, Is it any surprise they are now in an absolute panic to get a binding international treaty signed? Is it any surprise they are now pully every dirty trick in their play book?

      The state of the research into the Milankovitch theory in 1969:

      …..At a meeting held in Paris in 1969, Imbrie announced the results that he had obtained when he studied a Caribbean core with this multiple-factor technique. Whereas Emiliani’s research indicated that surface water temperatures in the Caribbean had dropped by almost 11Deg F. during the last ice age, Imbrie’s multiple factor method showed a drop of only 3.5Deg F. When the core was analyzed for oxygen-isotope ratios, the zones that Ericson had identified as cold were shown to be warm by both the isotope and multiple-factor methods. Imbrie said:

      Apparently, some environmental factor other than surface water temperature (but often correlated with it) caused Globorotalia menardii to appear and disappear cyclically in deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

      At the Paris meeting Imbrie talked after the lecture with a British geophysicist named Nicholas Shackleton. They

      realized that their independent work on the problem had led them to the same answer: Changing ratios of oxygen isotopes in marine fossils are caused primarily by fluctuations in the size of ice sheets, not by variations in sea temperatures. Their tentative conclusion was based on the fact that because O-18 is heavier than O-16, water molecules containing O-18 do not evaporate as readily; therefore, water rising from the oceans in the form of vapor and subsequently falling as precipitation contains a smaller proportion of O-18 than do the oceans themselves. If water deficient in O-18 were to be locked up on land in the ice sheets, the proportion of the heavy isotopes in sea water would rise, and this increase would be reflected in the ratios of the oxygen isotopes present in forams and other marine organisms.


  6. Stephen Richards says:

    I have the book. I bought it to go with the program. I have studied the weather and climate for 50 yrs, gained my trade qualifications in Radio, Electronics, Electricity and telecomms and my 2 degrees in physics, I have never been a “believer” in AGW. I have never seen any evidence that co² causes the atmosphere to do anything but warm insignificantly/ negligably. Even in this book they mention global warming by co² but highlight the theory’s uncertainty.

    The series of programs was not bad as I remember.

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