Global Warming Chickenlittleism

Richard (Rick) Mills

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Small rises or falls in temperature  - more, or less sunlight - causes a rise, or fall, in gas levels. Changing atmospheric CO2 and methane levels physically linked the Northern and Southern hemispheres, warming or cooling the planet as a whole.

 

Historical Atmospheric CO2 Levels

 

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are @ 400 ppm. Over the Earth’s history, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have ranged from 180 ppm to 7000 ppm.

 

 

Everyone should watch, and carefully listen to, the following: In Defense of CO2

 

Useful Idiots, Chickenlittleism and Climate Change

 

Just as the weather has changed over time, so too has the reporting – media outlets blow hotter or colder following the short-term changes in temperature.

 

It’s easy to follow mainstream media’s climate change coverage dating back to the late 1800s with several major publications, including The New York Times, Time magazine and Newsweek reporting on four different climate shifts since 1895.

 

In 1895 the page six headline of The New York Times warned about the looming dangers of a new ice age. Reporting on ice age threats lasted from the late 1800s well into the late 1920s.

 

When the earth’s surface warmed less than half a degree, newspapers and magazines responded with sensational stories about the new threat with the Times out in front, cautioning “the earth is steadily growing warmer.”

 

British amateur meteorologist G. S. Callendar was arguing that mankind was responsible for heating up the planet with carbon dioxide emissions as early as 1938.

 

In 1954, Fortune magazine was writing about another cooling trend and ran an article titled “Climate – the Heat May Be Off.”

 

Stories about global cooling started in the ‘50s but didn’t gain much traction until about 1975. Some of the stories were remarkably similar in subject to today’s - severe weather and deadly storms would occur much more frequently, climate changes pose a major threat to the food supply.

 

In 1975, The New York Times reported: “A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable.”

 

“The Cooling Worlds” was the title of a Newsweek article in 1975. The paper wrote;

 

the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change…..a drop of half a degree in average ground temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere between 1945 and 1968. The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it….what causes the onset of major and minor ice ages remains a mystery not only are the basic scientific questions largely unanswered, but in many cases we do not yet know enough to pose the key questions”

 

Just 6 years after publishing “A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable,” the New York Times, on Aug. 22, 1981,  quoted seven government atmospheric scientists who predicted global warming of an “almost unprecedented magnitude.”

 

Global cooling, warming, cooling again, and finally today (well maybe not so finally) warming.

 

Interesting that the term ‘Global Warming’ has recently morphed into the much more flexible ‘Climate Change’ - which of course means any major shift or major climate event can now be easily blamed on man’s activities.

 

IPCC Skeptics

 

Critics of the latest IPCC report are many but don’t expect to read any of them in mainstream media publications. Here’s a link to, and a short snippet and graph from, an excellent article by Great Britain’s The Mail.

 

"Global warming just HALF what we said: World's top climate scientists admit computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong."

 

“The Mail on Sunday has obtained the final draft of a report to be published later this month by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ultimate watchdog whose massive, six-yearly ‘assessments’ are accepted by environmentalists, politicians and experts as the gospel of climate science. 


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