A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Lest we forget: climate crisis - 1975 style.....

From Noah onwards, every age has had its climate crisis. So, lest we forget too easily, here is an article, 'The cooling world', from Newsweek (April 28, 1975) about the 1970's climate crisis of... 'Big Global Cooling':
"There are ominous signs that the Earth's 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..." (read on)

I make but two teeny observations:

(a) none of it happened; and,

(b) many of the 'Big Global Coolers' became - of course - 'Big Global Warmers'.

Read into this what you will.

Philip, absolutely fed up with the doomsters and the gloomsters who have been wailing and rending their organic kaftans since the late 1960s. It really is time to put a nylon sock in it! "Yes, dear! I am doing the washing!" Coffee in the giardino segreto first, of course.

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