Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What global warming?

It's April 5, 2006.
Here at the homestead, it's snowing.
This is not in Canada. This is near Philadelphia.
The furnace is running just to keep the temperature inside at 62 degrees.
Still want to talk about global warming?
Speaking of such a subject, it wasn't that long ago that we were on the verge of an Ice Age...
Science magazine (Dec. 10, 1976) warned of "extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation.''
Science Digest (February 1973) reported that "the world's climatologists are agreed'' that we must "prepare for the next ice age.''
The Christian Science Monitor ("Warning: Earth's Climate is Changing Faster than Even Experts Expect,'' Aug. 27, 1974) reported that glaciers "have begun to advance,'' "growing seasons in England and Scandinavia are getting shorter'' and "the North Atlantic is cooling down about as fast as an ocean can cool.''
Newsweek agreed ("The Cooling World,'' April 28, 1975) that meteorologists "are almost unanimous'' that catastrophic famines might result from the global cooling that The New York Times (Sept. 14, 1975) said "may mark the return to another ice age.''
The Times (May 21, 1975) also said "a major cooling of the climate is widely considered inevitable'' now that it is "well established'' that the Northern Hemisphere's climate "has been getting cooler since about 1950.''

Short memories, eh?
Science or crass politics?
BTW, one of the best bloggers on the subject of global warming is Bill Strong over at Strong World. He's no kin to noted global warming fascist Maurice Strong.