Dire Climate Proclamations By The Chicken Littles Over the Years – IOTW Report

Dire Climate Proclamations By The Chicken Littles Over the Years

Jack Hellner for American Thinker

  • 1895 – Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again – New York Times, February 1895
  • 1902 – “Disappearing Glaciers…deteriorating slowly, with a persistency that means their final annihilation…scientific fact…surely disappearing.” – Los Angeles Times
  • 1912 – Prof. Schmidt Warns Us of an Encroaching Ice Age – New York Times, October 1912
  • 1923 – “Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada” – Professor Gregory of Yale University, American representative to the Pan-Pacific Science Congress, – Chicago Tribune
  • 1923 – “The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age” – Washington Post
  • 1924 – MacMillan Reports Signs of New Ice Age – New York Times, Sept 18, 1924
  • 1929 – “Most geologists think the world is growing warmer, and that it will continue to get warmer” – Los Angeles Times, in Is another ice age coming?
  • 1932 – “If these things be true, it is evident, therefore that we must be just teetering on an ice age” – The Atlantic magazine, This Cold, Cold World
  • 1933 – America in Longest Warm Spell Since 1776; Temperature Line Records a 25-Year Rise– New York Times, March 27th, 1933
  • 1933 – “…wide-spread and persistent tendency toward warmer weather…Is our climate changing?” – Federal Weather Bureau “Monthly Weather Review.”
  • 1938 – Global warming, caused by man heating the planet with carbon dioxide, “is likely to prove beneficial to mankind in several ways, besides the provision of heat and power.”– Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1938 – “Experts puzzle over 20 year mercury rise…Chicago is in the front rank of thousands of cities thuout the world which have been affected by a mysterious trend toward warmer climate in the last two decades” – Chicago Tribune
  • 1954 – Climate – the Heat May Be Off – Fortune Magazine
  • 1959 – “Arctic Findings in Particular Support Theory of Rising Global Temperatures” – New York Times
  • 1969 – “…the Arctic pack ice is thinning and that the ocean at the North Pole may become an open sea within a decade or two” – New York Times, February 20th, 1969
  • 1969 – “If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000″ — Paul Ehrlich (while he now predicts doom from global warming, this quote only gets honorable mention, as he was talking about his crazy fear of overpopulation)
  • 1970 – “…get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters – the worst may be yet to come…there’s no relief in sight” – Washington Post
  • 1974 – Global cooling for the past forty years – Time Magazine
  • 1974 – “Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age” – Washington Post
  • 1974 – “As for the present cooling trend a number of leading climatologists have concluded that it is very bad news indeed” – Fortune magazine, who won a Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics for its analysis of the danger
  • 1974 – “…the facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure…mass deaths by starvation, and probably anarchy and violence” – New York Times
  • 1975 – Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate is Changing; A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable – New York Times, May 21st, 1975
  • 1975 – “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” Nigel Calder, editor, New Scientist magazine, in an article in International Wildlife Magazine
  • 1976 – “Even U.S. farms may be hit by cooling trend” – U.S. News and World Report
  • 1981 – Global Warming – “of an almost unprecedented magnitude” – New York Times
  • 1988 – I would like to draw three main conclusions. Number one, the earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements. Number two, the global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship to the greenhouse effect. And number three, our computer climate simulations indicate that thegreenhouse effect is already large enough to begin to effect the probability of extreme events such as summer heat waves. – Jim HansenJune 1988 testimony before Congress, see His later quote and His superior’s objection for context
  • 1990 – “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing – in terms of economic policy and environmental policy” – Senator Timothy Wirth
  • 1998 – No matter if the science [of global warming] is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” —Christine Stewart, Canadian Minister of the Environment, Calgary Herald, 1998


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11 Comments on Dire Climate Proclamations By The Chicken Littles Over the Years

  1. ‘Bout time someone collected and condensed all this crap, easy read. I always show George Carlin’s “Save the Planet” rant when I hear some sanctimonious moron spewing Climate tripe. His take was that we are only here to create plastic, because the planet can’t. Heard him do this live, I think I was the only one laughing.

  2. Imagine if all the alarmists put their energy into finding ways to stop or reduce pollution instead of complaining about the effects of it…

  3. Meanwhile, during the first 20 years of “we’re all gonna die!” alarmism over global warming, no one had thought about the heat islands forming over our cities and towns where most of the thermometers are. “Oh… yeah… what about that?”

  4. Related, but off topic a little.

    When my family came out West in ’52 to visit their folks we first went to SoCal. My grandfather(Dad’s) was a carpenter at Conoco. He took us to Signal Hill for a lecture on how dumb Ivy League was 100 years ago. the “Top Scientists” at Yale and Hrvd said in 1920 that Signal Hill would be dry by 1930. He said, “today (’52) we are pumping 7 times as much oil as we did in ’20!” !

    there is a reason I think Ivy Leaguers are dumb (GWB, Barry), it was drilled into me by my family for decades! MY family was right!

  5. @TruckBuddy: I heard that Carlin routine too, years ago here in Nolackaloonies, MT. A friend and I laughed pretty loud and long and, while we weren’t the only two, we were far from a majority. Perfect routine

  6. I posted that link to a AGW worshipper on a far left thread on another site.

    His response….’FakeNews’.

    A California dope smoker he is….but votes, too.

  7. “Number one, the earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements.” So out of the millions of years that the earth has existed, we are having fits about what we have measured in a couple of hundred years?

    There are also differences in how things are measured. The Chicken Littles have mention how snow measurements are deeper now than they had been in the past. I heard it explained this way: It used to be that they let snow collect for days on the measuring platforms and give the total depth of the snow, say, at the end of a week-long storm. Now what they do is clear the measuring platform off every 12-24 hours or so so the snow does not compact. With the old method the measurement would be lower due to compacting snow. With the current method, the snow does not have a chance to compact as much so the measurements are larger.

  8. IMO, a big part of the liberal’s psychological make-up is that they are afraid of death to an extreme degree. Anything that may cause that (warming, cooling, no food, too many people) to happen sooner is to be fixed so as to be non-threatening.

    Death is part of God’s design, but since God does not exist for them, death is complete oblivion in their minds, and a thing to be feared.

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