The Fiction Of Climate Science
12.04.09, 10:00 AM EST
Why the climatologists get it wrong.
Many of you
are too young to remember, but in 1975 our government pushed "the coming ice age."
Random House dutifully printed "THE WEATHER CONSPIRACY … coming of the New Ice Age."
This may be the only book ever written by 18 authors. All 18 lived just a short sled
ride from Washington, D.C. Newsweek fell in line and did a cover issue warning us of
global cooling on April 28, 1975. And The New York Times, Aug. 14, 1976, reported "many
signs that Earth may be headed for another ice age."
OK, you say, that's media.
But what did our rational scientists say?
In 1974, the National Science Board
announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly
at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past
interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading
into the next ice age."
You can't blame these scientists for sucking up to the
fed's mantra du jour. Scientists live off grants. Remember how Galileo recanted his
preaching about the earth revolving around the sun? He, of course, was about to be barbecued
by his leaders. Today's scientists merely lose their cash flow. Threats work.
In 2002 I stood in a room of the Smithsonian. One entire wall charted the cooling
of our globe over the last 60 million years. This was no straight line. The curve had
two steep dips followed by leveling. There were no significant warming periods. Smithsonian
scientists inscribed it across some 20 feet of plaster, with timelines.
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