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Climate theology and its exponents
The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2006 | TODAY'S EDITORIAL

Posted on 04/03/2006 7:47:16 AM PDT by .cnI redruM

"There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically," begins the April 28, 1975, Newsweek article reprinted today on the opposite page. But this wasn't a prediction of global warming. A new Ice Age worried Newsweek and its reporter, Peter Gwynne.

Future scenarios of widespread devastation, famine and starvation loomed because the Earth was getting cooler. "[T]he present decline has taken the planet about a sixth of the way toward the Ice Age average," Mr. Gwynne wrote. The scientific community was abuzz with fear. Melting the ice caps or diverting Arctic rivers to warm the globe were proposed.

It never amounted to anything.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; psuedoscience
Remember, the science is settled. There is no disagreement.
1 posted on 04/03/2006 7:47:17 AM PDT by .cnI redruM
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To: .cnI redruM
Remember, the science is settled.

The science is settled. Well at least until mother nature changes her mind.

2 posted on 04/03/2006 7:51:55 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: .cnI redruM
"About theoretical physicists, well, we lie a lot. We don't mean to but we do." -- Dr. Sylvester Gates, world reknowned quantum physicist, April,2006
3 posted on 04/03/2006 7:52:12 AM PDT by Mark Felton ("Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.")
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To: .cnI redruM

"Remember, the science is settled. There is no disagreement."

Would that be good fat or bad fat or
good eggs or bad eggs
good veggie's or bad veggies
good oil or bad oil
good fast food or bad fast food

Only an idiot or liberal would make a comment that there is no disagreement on science.


4 posted on 04/03/2006 7:54:48 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: .cnI redruM

If they'd only ask, I could tell them who's behind all this climate-change panic...


5 posted on 04/03/2006 7:56:39 AM PDT by Fintan (Hey, you can't make this stuff up.)
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To: Fintan

"We'll call it The Alan Parsons Project!"


6 posted on 04/03/2006 7:58:01 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Watching the Left turn on Senator McCain amuses me somehow....)
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To: .cnI redruM

Everynight I pray for Global Warming. (I think it's beginning to work.)


7 posted on 04/03/2006 8:12:55 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: .cnI redruM
Don't forget that doom saying epic Paul Erhlich's "The Population Bomb" which predicted that "in the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death". Ironic that the statist nannies are now more concerned that we are dying of obesity.
8 posted on 04/03/2006 8:50:24 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir w├Âlle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: .cnI redruM
I sure wish that the media reports about how global cooling was a concern in the 1970s would cite the scientific papers in which it was predicted.

But that would be difficult to do.

9 posted on 04/03/2006 8:52:07 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: .cnI redruM
"There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically,

Zacarias Moussaoui stated it perfectly. "It is ok to lie for the Jihad" The Environmentalists and Global Warming advocates understand this perfectly and use all in their power to advance the Global Warming Jihad.

10 posted on 04/03/2006 9:07:30 AM PDT by BIGZ
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To: edcoil
Only an idiot or liberal would make a comment that there is no disagreement on science.

I heard on the TV today that even 1 drink a day can increase a woman's chances for breast cancer significantly, while other reports state that 1 drink a day is helpful in prevention of a myriad of other ills.

I think that the science is pretty settled that temperatures worldwide are slowly increasing but as to the cause and how (if even possible or desired) to reverse the trend is far from settled science.

11 posted on 04/03/2006 9:35:56 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (In the Land of the Blind the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: cogitator

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/pr/00/02/iceAge.html



12 posted on 04/03/2006 9:36:11 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Watching the Left turn on Senator McCain amuses me somehow....)
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To: .cnI redruM
"During this period human civilizations blossomed into global dominance. The question now is whether another ice age is on its way? And if so, when?"

"At an international symposium convened by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory last October, the consensus answer was, "Yes, but not for at least another five thousand years." While that sounds like a simple reprieve, the issue of what the geologic record of past climate can tell us about the future remains both complicated and contentious."

The initial comment was directed at papers published during the 1970s that predicted a significant global cooling trend leading to the next glacial period.

13 posted on 04/03/2006 9:55:03 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: The Great RJ

The frustrating thing is that the media today has had a full court press on global warming initiatives. The articles say a 'minority' of scientists do not think this is a huge problem. They have been disproved. So say the media. The problem there is now the enviros will have their way thus bringing socialism even closer to our nation and stopping progress, nuclear power, newer oil reserves, and surely more and more taxes. It is a perfect Dem Party platform.


14 posted on 04/03/2006 10:43:37 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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