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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The New York Times, Aug. 14, 1976, "Many Signs that Earth may be Headed for Another Ice Age."

In 1974, the National Science Board announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age."

In 2002 I stood in a room of the Smithsonian. One entire wall charted the cooling of our globe over the last 60 million years. This was no straight line. The curve had two steep dips followed by leveling. There were no significant warming periods. Smithsonian scientists inscribed it across some 20 feet of plaster, with timelines. Last year, I went back. That fresco is painted over. The same curve hides behind smoked glass, shrunk to three feet but showing the same cooling trend

Science's prediction of "A full-blown, 10,000 year ice age," came from its March 1, 1975 issue. The Christian Science Monitor observed that armadillos were retreating south from Nebraska to escape the "global cooling" in its Aug. 27, 1974 issue.

1 comment:

  1. high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age."

    Get an education will you?

    The 74 article says there were high temperatures.

    The earth has been cycling in and out of Glaciation for hundreds of thousands of years and according the timing of the most recent ones we would be headed, slowly, toward glaciation again, if it were NOT for the influence of humans.

    The fact that temps since 74 have continued up more is further proof OF global warming, not against it.