Is it surprising that the government would support an alarm lacking scientific support? Not really. In our study of situations that are analogous to the current alarm over scenarios of global warming, we identified 26 earlier movements based on scenarios of man made disaster, including the global cooling alarm in the 1960s to 1970s. None of them were based on scientific forecasts. And yet, governments imposed costly policies in response to 23 of them. In no case did the forecast of major harm come true.
by Kesten C. Green, J. Scott Armstrong, and Willie Soon.
You can read the whole article <HERE>.
There is a significant warming trend evident in Australia. In Melbourne for example, an increase of 6.2 degrees Centigrade in average daily maxima can reasonably be expected by January (BoM figures). Summer’s like that. But sometimes there are cooling trends. Someone should do something about it …
But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.
That of course is from the 1975 Newsweek article telling us of our imminent plunge into the next ice age, it canvassed such spectacular strategies as “melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers“. You can read it <HERE>.