Global cooling, warming alarms overdone

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Regarding the guest column in your Opinion section May 3 by Victor Reilly ("Global warming is real and must be addressed"): I am reminded of the alarmist views of climate change in 1975.

We were told by numbers of "scientists" that there was to be a catastrophic cooling of our climate, and that by the year 2000 our growing season would be so short we would not be able to grow enough food to feed our people. This was reported in the media a number of times.

Even though The New York Times and others pushed the idea, it never really caught on with the public. We weren't as politically correct in those days, and there was no "Al Gore" on the scene.

In the May 4 issue of National Review , there was a prepared statement of opinion by the Cato Institute, the nonprofit public policy think tank, and signed by numerous scientists from the world over. Their opinion is that "the case of alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated."

Grier Tanner

Sylvania

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/02/09 - 06:48 am
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You're right, Grier, but many

You're right, Grier, but many "people" still have their thoughts supplied by CNN. The trick will be perpetuated.

EMAGUY
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EMAGUY 06/02/09 - 07:02 am
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When I hear people getting

When I hear people getting crazed about global warming, I remember the "coming Ice Age" scenarios taught to me in public school in the 1970's. That disaster didn't pan out, so another environmental disaster (global warming) had to be forecast.

dhd1108
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dhd1108 06/02/09 - 07:05 am
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next unfixable crisis to

next unfixable crisis to come... asteroids.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 06/02/09 - 07:50 am
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yup.......those guys retired

yup.......those guys retired and now we have this. whats next?
they also said there would not be drinking water because it would all be frozen..........

C3H_Editor
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C3H_Editor 06/02/09 - 08:47 am
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Unfortunately for Victor,

Unfortunately for Victor, over the last decade "global warming" has not happened. It would be more accurately described as global cooling that the world is presently experiencing.

Here are the temperature charts that global warming is not the issue:

www.c3headlines.com/modern-temperatures-chartsgraphs.html

C3H Editor, www.c3headlines.com

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/02/09 - 09:01 am
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Did the triangles work?

Did the triangles work?

Rmoen
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Rmoen 06/02/09 - 10:06 am
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I am a Democrat who for the

I am a Democrat who for the past 20 years believed global warming was caused by CO2. But more and more it looks like is a natural phenomenon to me, possibly exacerbated by CO2.

A year ago I launched www.energyplanusa.com where I try to bring common sense discussion to our country's energy policy. Since energy policy is closely tied to global warming I set out to find the 'smoking gun' that proves global warming is driven by CO2. Instead, I found that the wellspring of man-made global warming theory, the UN's IPCC reports on climate change, are compromised by politics and an agenda, and that man-made global warming theorists cherry pick facts and ignore contradictory evidence from reliable studies. In short, there is no smoking gun yet the man-made crowd refuses to entertain other possibilities. Yes, CO2 MAY contribute to global warming but to say it DRIVES global warming goes beyond science into the realm of agenda driven politics.

Hobart
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Hobart 06/02/09 - 12:38 pm
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The letter by Tanner

The letter by Tanner propagates the myth that climate scientists in the 1970s predicted global cooling or an ice age by now. This claim is falsified by the study published in the "Bulletin of the American Meterological Society in September 2008, "The Myth of the 1970s Global Cooling Scientific Consensus." The vast majority of climate scientists in the 1970s were predicting global warming, not global cooling. Those wanting information about climate change should consulte the scientific literature not the lay press.

sconservative
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sconservative 06/02/09 - 03:51 pm
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The April 28, 1975 issue of

The April 28, 1975 issue of Newsweek had the cover with The Coming Ice Age. So the media made it news. When the USSR collapsed in the early 1990s, temperatures from Siberia were no longer included in the "global average." The result was a large increase in the "global average temperature" due mostly to the selection of the data in the average. This is really scientific fraud. The UN IPCC is a political entity which may contain a few honest climate scientists - but not 2500.

mad_max
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mad_max 06/02/09 - 05:13 pm
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I always find it laughable

I always find it laughable that the greenie weenie left wing liberals spew venom at the right wing religious zealots for their faith in what they say is the unprovable myth of a god. And yet these same nutcases are willing to perpetuate their unproveable myth and force financial and lifestyle changes on us "non-believers". And they do this even after they are shown scientific evidence of these same natural swings in temperatures, ice packs, and ocean levels over millions of years.

Hobart
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Hobart 06/03/09 - 03:18 pm
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Someone mentioned that the

Someone mentioned that the cover of the April 28, 1975 issue of Newsweek magazine had an article about global cooling. I checked that issue and the cover actually shows a military helicopter with the story, "The Last Battle." But while a lay magazine from 1975 was cited as scientific evidence for global cooling, a real science journal, Science, which had an article about global warming in 1975, was never mentioned. See the article, "Climate change: Are we on the brink of a pronounced global warming?," Science, 189: 460-463, 1975. In actually, there were over 40 papers about future global warming published in scientific journals from 1965 to 1979 but only 7 about future global cooling. Scientific databases such as SciFinder have many others published before 1965.

KSL
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KSL 06/03/09 - 08:24 pm
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Rmoen, it seems that you

Rmoen, it seems that you would be in a great position to help educate the easily swayed by the media and politicians.

KSL
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KSL 06/03/09 - 08:27 pm
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To deny global warming or

To deny global warming or cooling is frivolous. It does happen. To attempt to politicize it and make man solely responsible for it for political reasons is criminal.

kayakhigh
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kayakhigh 06/07/09 - 05:38 pm
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Al Gore had me fooled for a

Al Gore had me fooled for a long time, until I read an article and I learned the truth: http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/dr_goldstein/2009/05/glo...

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