There's A Cold Wind Blowing

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. pspr


    By Charlie Daniels

    "There are ominous signs that the earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic reduction in food production with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only ten years from now.

    "The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat producing lands of Canada and the USSR in the North, along with a number of marginally self sufficient tropical areas, parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoons."

    Present day, dire predictions of global warming gone amuck, the temperature rising to unacceptable levels decimating the world's food supply, melting icebergs, reducing the polar bear population, oceans rising, flooding major cities leaving death and devastation it their paths?

    Not at all, it's an article from Newsweek magazine from April 28, 1975 and it's not about global warming; it's about a new Ice Age.

    Time Magazine - September 10, 1923: "The discoveries of changes in the sun's heat and southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures or the possible advent of a new ice age."

    Times Magazine - January 2, 1939: "Gaffers who claim that winters were harder when they were boys are quite right, weather men have no doubt that the world, at least for the time being is growing warmer."

    New York Times - March 27, 1933 "America is in the longest warm spell since 1776, temperature line records a 25 year rise."

    New York Times - May 21, 1975, "Scientists ponder why world climate is changing, a major cooling widely considered to be inevitable."

    New York Times - December 27, 2005 "Past hot times hold few reasons to relax about new warming."

    These quotes are just the tip of the iceberg, pun intended, over the last century as the scientific community and a hapless media go back and forth between global warming and ice ages.

    The difference is that, now, the issue is a political football that has become an obsession with outfits like the United Nations because it fits right in with the implementation of their Agenda 21. And, for you folks who don't believe there is an Agenda 21 or don't know what it's about, if you care at all about the freedom and quality of life for your children and grandchildren, you'd best get on your computer and start researching the plentiful information available on the subject.

    It will be presented as the benign sounding "common sense sustainable growth" but the results of its implementation would erode freedoms, and change the face of life as we know it in unimaginable ways, and it will do absolutely nothing to change the temperature of our world.

    I believe with all my heart and soul that the temperature of the earth fluctuates, and the times and temperatures are set by its Creator, and that the global warming movement is nothing more than a global power grab, designed to scare human beings into believing they need to spend their lives in subservient austerity and their hard earned money buying carbon credits to make sure they live a "carbon neutral lifestyle," while the world goes on warming and cooling, just as it has since its creation.

    I sincerely believe that there are a lot of things mankind can do to make the planet a better place, but to try to impose the major blame for polluting the air on America and the rest of the Western World and to ignore China is the height of folly.

    China has a permanent gray fog hanging in the air, but Al Gore and his ilk know that China will only turn a deaf ear and brandish a threatening fist in their face so they harass the USA where the media is always ready to scare the heck out of the population in a sure enough radical cause.

    There are millions of dollars up for grabs in grants for scientists who toe the global warming line and precious little available for those who don't.

    Follow the money.

    Don't let these charlatans scare you folks because, after all the carbon credits have proven fruitless, people like Al Gore will still be living in their energy-guzzling mansions and flying around in their big private jets and the temperature of the earth will not have changed a fraction of a degree.

    Trying to control the climate is like trying to empty out Lake Pontchartrain with a thimble.

    If you want to worry, worry about something man can control; like kicking 90% of the politicians out of Washington.
  2. In the thirty years leading up to the 1970s, available temperature recordings suggested that there was a cooling trend. As a result some scientists suggested that the current inter-glacial period could rapidly draw to a close, which might result in the Earth plunging into a new ice age over the next few centuries. This idea could have been reinforced by the knowledge that the smog that climatologists call ‘aerosols’ – emitted by human activities into the atmosphere – also caused cooling. In fact, as temperature recording has improved in coverage, it’s become apparent that the cooling trend was most pronounced in northern land areas and that global temperature trends were in fact relatively steady during the period prior to 1970.

    At the same time as some scientists were suggesting we might be facing another ice age, a greater number published contradicting studies. Their papers showed that the growing amount of greenhouse gasses that humans were putting into the atmosphere would cause much greater warming – warming that would a much greater influence on global temperature than any possible natural or human-caused cooling effects.

    By 1980 the predictions about ice ages had ceased, due to the overwhelming evidence contained in an increasing number of reports that warned of global warming. Unfortunately, the small number of predictions of an ice age appeared to be much more interesting than those of global warming, so it was those sensational 'Ice Age' stories in the press that so many people tend to remember.


    The fact is that around 1970 there were 6 times as many scientists predicting a warming rather than a cooling planet. Today, with 30+years more data to analyse, we've reached a clear scientific consensus: 97% of working climate scientists agree with the view that human beings are causing global warming.
  3. pspr


    I would quit using that site. It's provided you with a lot of useless information. :D