Skip to comments.Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)
Posted on 12/04/2009 11:14:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
Here is the text of Newsweeks 1975 story on the trend toward global cooling. It may look foolish today, but in fact world temperatures had been falling since about 1940. It was around 1979 that they reversed direction and resumed the general rise that had begun in the 1880s, bringing us today back to around 1940 levels. A PDF of the original is available . A fine short history of warming and cooling scares has recently been produced. It is available here.
There are ominous signs that the Earths weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.
The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually.
(Excerpt) Read more at denisdutton.com ...
I highly recommend that interested freepers go to the PDF link and view the actual Newsweek article. It’s complete with funny graphs, etc.
Ooops.. I messed up the links a little.
Here is the link to the PDF:
A fine short history of warming and cooling scares has recently been produced. It is available at the link below:
Environmental idiots are the same today as they were yesterday...they just change the story to suit their needs.
On that day I was living in Lion’s Gate Apartments at Penn State. Probably rolling a doob on the coffee table. I remember “global cooling” and Earth Day, etc., like it was yesterday. Hard to believe it was nearly 35 years ago.
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