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CLIMATE IN PERIL HEADLINES – THEN AND NOW

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 5, 2009

why?

why?

There is definitely a theme here. It’ll be as obvious to you as whiskey on the breath of a Kennedy almost immediately.

What do the following headlines all have in common?

-THIS CLIMATE OF OURS; WHY THESE OPEN WINTERS AND TEMPERATE SUMMERS?

-WARMING ARCTIC CLIMATE MELTING GLACIERS FASTER, RAISING OCEAN LEVEL, SCIENTIST SAYS

-IS CLIMATE CHANGING?; HABITS OF MAMMALS AND BIRDS SUGGEST WORLD IS WARMER

-GREENLAND’S MODERATING CLIMATE TURNS HUNTERS INTO FISHERMAN; ECONOMY ONCE BASED ON SEA MAMMALS NOW DEPENDS ON COD SOLD FOR CASH

If you said that these stories of rising global temperatures were published between 1870 and 1954, you’d be absolutely right!

Okay. What about these?

-THIS CLIMATE OF OURS; WHY THESE OPEN WINTERS AND TEMPERATE SUMMERS? THE GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF THE ALTERNATE PREVALENCE OF A SEMITROPICAL ATMOSPHERE.

-NATION IS HELD ON VERGE OF CLIMATE SHIFT; EXPERTS SEE OLD-FASHIONED WINTERS BACK

-HOW INDUSTRY MAY CHANGE CLIMATE

If you guessed that these stories (two of which spoke of cooling or moderating temperatures) were published between 1855 and 1953 – roughly the same period as the first set – you’d once again be right!

Okay, climate-jockeys, how about these?

-SCIENTIST FEARS EQUABLE CLIMATE AROUND WORLD COULD BE ENDING

-WARMING TREND SEEN IN CLIMATE; TWO ARTICLES COUNTER VIEW THAT COLD PERIOD IS DUE

-INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF SPECIALISTS FINDS NO END IN SIGHT TO 30-YEAR COOLING TREND IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

If you said these contradicting stories appeared within six years of each other, between 1972 and 1978, you’d be worthy of your own back yard Doppler Radar unit. Bravo.

(A huge tip of the hat goes to Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters for compiling these. Amazing work, indeed.)

By the way, each of these headlines comes from the pages of the New York Times.

And now … the very latest warning of certain disaster, to go along quite nicely with the recent revelation that the effects of man-made global warming will be largely irreversible for the next one thousand years.

From the Los Angeles Times: CALIFORNIA FARMS, VINEYARDS IN PERIL FROM WARMING, U.S. ENERGY SECRETARY WARNS

California’s farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance of global warming, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday.

Chu warned of water shortages plaguing the West and Upper Midwest and particularly dire consequences for California, his home state, the nation’s leading agricultural producer.

In a worst case, Chu said, up to 90% of the Sierra snowpack could disappear, all but eliminating a natural storage system for water vital to agriculture.

“I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen,” he said. “We’re looking at a scenario where there’s no more agriculture in California.” And, he added, “I don’t actually see how they can keep their cities going” either.

Did you catch that?

California’s cities may disappear from the face of the map due to all of us.

In other news, 55 Americans are still dead due to last week’s global warming ice storms that roared across the country – 24 of whom died in Kentucky alone.

Hello FEMA? President Obama? (Maybe if they named ice storms it might have warranted some more concern?)

By the way, there’s a wonderful anecdote from EricTheRed at the Vocal Minority blog concerning his (respectful) confrontation at synagogue with a global warming zealot who was invited to speak.

Check it out.

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2 Responses to “CLIMATE IN PERIL HEADLINES – THEN AND NOW”

  1. EricTheRed said

    Hehe, I knew all those answers, ‘cuz I’ve posted them before myself. (http://vocalminority.typepad.com/blog/2007/11/global-warming.html)

    And please, ETR is my father’s name. LOL. Call me EricTheRed 🙂

  2. EricTheRed said

    Hehe, I knew all those answers, ‘cuz I’ve posted them before myself. (http://vocalminority.typepad.com/blog/2007/11/global-warming.html)

    And please, ETR is my father’s name. LOL. Call me EricTheRed 🙂

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