Larry Bell for Newsmax (link) looks back on "the good old days."
Remember that "other" climate change catastrophe . . . the one where we were warned (even before SUVs) about how we were prematurely bringing on the next Ice Age?
Yeah, even back in the chilly 1900s that was our fault also.
Scientists worried that deforestation was increasing Earth’s reflectivity, causing too much sunlight to reflect back into space rather than warm the surface as it was "supposed to."
|The Age, Tuesday, January 16, 1979|
Go to Popular Technology and you will find (link)
- 1970 - 11 linked reports;
- 1971 9 linked reports;
- 1972 18 linked reports;
- 1973 - 7 linked reports;
- 1974 - 17 linked reports;
- 1975 - 18 linked reports;
- 1976 - 6 linked reports;
- 1977 - 8 linked reports;
- 1978 - 15 linked reports;
- 1979 - 8 linked reports.
As Larry Bell points out, there had been previous icy climate scares.
On Oct. 7, 1912, the Los Angeles Times alerted readers, "Fifth Ice Age is on the Way: Human Race Will Have to Fight for Existence in Cold." By Aug. 9, 1923, the situation had already become desperate, causing the Chicago Tribune to declare on its front page, "Scientists Says Artic Ice Will Wipe Out Canada."Of course, anyone with an ounce of sense knows that temperature trends are cyclical and, after the cooling 70s, the planet began to warm again.
As Larry writes:
Yup, those same CO2-belching smokestacks which were previously causing hell to freeze over were now setting the planet ablaze. The only salvation would be to shut them all down, immediately pass the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol to cap carbon, and subsidize lots of windmills and sunbeam collectors underwritten by hedge fund carbon offset trades which later made him a very wealthy guy.Now the Russians are saying we are heading for another Little Ice Age - or Worse.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space architecture. He is the author of “Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom”(2015) and “Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax” (2012).