The Fiction Of Climate Science
Gary Sutton, 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."
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.
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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