Sunday, December 16, 2007

Climate Change 30 Years Ago: Media, Scientists Pimped for Global Cooling

Pictured above: One of the more practical substitutes
proposed by climate changers for fossil fuels energy.
Man-made Climate Change advocates have few suggestions
except more taxes, more regulation.

The climate change debate rages close to home.

DBKP's Little Baby Ginn read a report on the effects of superhot magma on the ice shelf of Greenland, the melting of which has long been claimed by man-made climate change enthusiasts to be caused by the guy-down-the-street's Winnebago.

Sensibly thinking that perhaps magma could melt ice, she wrote a sensible article, "Scientists: Greenland's Super-Thaw Caused by Super-hot Magma Not Global Warming".

Her article was read by a science guy at Knight Science Journalism Tracker who wrote the following objective scientific assessment about LBG's article, in an equally-objective scientific post entitled, "LiveScience: Under Greenland, a thin stretch of crust may be helping the melt".

Some bloggers of the rightish stripe have already embraced and distorted her report - ignoring that it presumes warming air remains the main culprit - to proclaim this as another reason global warming is hogwash. It’s natural stuff like magma, not those trace gases we add to the air, that’s raising the temperature.

DBKP published our answer to the intrepid Tracker yesterday (The Effects of Magma on Ice: Science Trackers Remain Skeptical

Now, Dr. Tony Camplin comes to the rescue of LBG's scientific assault on man-made climate change. His take echoes Ginn's.

Dr. Camplin's Interdisciplinary World has a post that echoes Ginn, "Climate Models Wrong".
Shortly after the Nobel Prize Committee gave out one of the most questionable Peace Prizes ever, a report is now in that says we cannot trust the results of the same 22 models that were the basis for giving out the Prize. In each of the other Nobel Prizes, the people who receive the prizes have to have shown a significant contribution to their field, with actual results resulting in growth of knowledge.

Dr. Camplin adds a summary that should be emblazoned on the shields of anyone battling the bullshit artists in the Man-made Climate Change crowd.
I have said before, and I will say it again: the Left are not interested in the environment. Leftist environmentalists are Red, not Green.

Amen, Doc.

A lot of people alarmed by "man-made climate change" may be too young to remember the last time climate change was in the news. That was in the mid-1970s and, again, there were calls for the United States to "do something before it is too late".

As believeable Then as Now:
Time Cover Story of June 1974

In Time's April 24, 1974 issue, quite another worry troubled climate change scientists: that of global cooling.

Here's what Time wrote just 33 years ago.
As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

It would be nice if scientists would do some heavy scientific lifting on climate change. Any that has been done involve studies, actual measuring, reflection and gathering data: in short, science stuff.

That data has been collected and analyzed by the "deniers"--the portion of the scientific community that has urged caution.

This time around, caution has not proved to be a match for hysterics.

Click on the above article to read what climate change
theory Newsweek was pimping 30 years ago.

On the other side, the man-made-climate-change-mongers have their computer models. They imput data and swear by the output. The concept of GIGO means nothing to these keen students of the scientific method, whether they are in the media, government or track science journalism at KSJT.

Climate Change Garbage In mean Climate Change Garbage Out.

Of course, any theory that means MORE regulation, MORE taxes and MORE power for government agencies and quasi-government bodies like the United Nations is going to be hyped by those who eagerly anticipate spending your tax dollars for their favorite charities--usually those causes with which they are personally involved.

It was only a little over 30 years ago that many of these same voices were shilling for the use of atomic weapons to melt the polar caps to combat Global Cooling.

When Global Cooling didn't catch on as a vehicle for more regulation and taxes, Global Warming became the fad. It will remain "the Next Big Thing" in climate change theory until the overwhelming weight of scientific facts crush it--just like it's Global Cooling brother.

How long will that take?

We don't have any idea. No pun intended, but cooler heads prevailed in the 70s and 80s.

But the climate changers of 30 years ago didn't have a Nobel Prize-winning ex-vice president eager to keep his name in the spotlight. The Political Correctness movement also wasn't as powerful, either. The PC crowd has had 30 years of practice labeling any speech with which they don't agree as "objectionable" or likening it to Nazism.

Newsweek was just as optimistic 30 years ago as the magazine is now.
Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any actions to compensate for the climatic change, or even allay its effects...The longer the planners delay, the more difficult they will find it to cope with climatic change once it becomes a grim reality.

Al Gore was still busy inventing the Internet and Bali was an exotic locale for Hollywood fantasies. The clever scientists at Knight Science Journalism Tracker weren't around to sniff out dissent.

Climate hysterics learned from that earlier lesson. No one who disagreed with the Globaloney in the 1970s were likened to Holocaust deniers. That was one thing they noted.

Anyone who is old enough to remember the last climate change fad also learned a lesson.

To give just as much credence to the alarmists today as they received in 1974-1975.

by Mondoreb
[images: newsweek;time;hamsteronawheel]


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