1977 Western Drought Was Blamed On Global Cooling

In 1977, the western drought was blamed on global cooling and expanding Arctic ice.

2015-10-31-09-06-499 Jun 1977, Page 1 – at Newspapers.com

National Geographic described it as “The Year The Weather Went Wild”

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The weather pattern was almost identical to winter 2015.

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Perpetual governor Moonbeam warned of drought disaster in California.

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TimesMachine: March 8, 1977 – NYTimes.com

The criminals at the White House now blame the same weather patterns as 1977 on global warming and shrinking Arctic ice.


W.H. science director knocks climate change skeptics – Matt Daily – POLITICO.com

In 1974, scientists blamed the identical phenomenon on global cooling and expanding Arctic ice.

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Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought.

Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.

TIME Magazine Archive Article — Another Ice Age? — Jun. 24, 1974

There is no science behind “climate change.” It is an operation run by criminals trying to steal your money and freedom.

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5 Responses to 1977 Western Drought Was Blamed On Global Cooling

  1. rah says:

    Well it did get kinda wild. The winter of 77-78 saw what we here still refer to as the Blizzard of 78. It’s dropped more snow on us in Central Indiana than I’ve seen here in my life time. I remember watching a snow plow go down a street in Anderson, IN taking the mirrors and door handles off the buried parked cars along the curb. My cousin had a Toyota Land Cruiser a very good Jeep like vehicle that he had souped up and put large tires on suitable for mudding. That thing was tough to stop and we volunteered to run out and go places for the police and emergency services. We delivered prescriptions and rescued people and dogs. But there we places where even that thing couldn’t go and we’d trudge through the snow on foot to get to some of the places we were tasked to go. Some places we were better off going off road when drifts up to 10′ high blocked our way. I remember that Indiana Hwy 9 north of Anderson had over 3′ of snow covering it. In places cars were completely buried.


    • Andy DC says:

      The week before the Indy Blizzard of 1978, Boston set their all time single storm snowfall record. Then a week after the Indy Blizzard, Boston beat that record with an incredible blizzard that left 30-40″ of snow in many places. Same storm was accompanied by hurricane force wind gusts and massive tidal flooding along the coast.

      The following winter of 1979 paralyzed Chicago for over a month with a series of blizzards. Another blizzard during that same winter left up to 30″ in the Washington, DC area.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I remember that winter. I was in Rochester NY. My roomie thought I was nuts because I carried winter clothes, sleeping bag, two 50# bags of sand, food, water and a Svea 123 stove in my car.

      She was darn glad of it and so was everyone else at work when a semi got stuck across the only driveway out of the parking lot. My bags of sand got the guy rolling again and my Posit-traction got us home.

      I then went out on my trusty cross country skis to help the neighborhood dig out. We had a lot of elderly neighbors who did not need to be shoveling snow.

  2. Steve Case says:

    Have you picked up a copy of the latest National Geographic with “Cool It” on the cover?

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