In fact, in the 1970s, Blakemore’s colleagues were telling us the real threat was global cooling. The hysteria then was about an impending ice age.
That was also true from 1885 through the late 1920s, when slightly warmer weather prompted The New York Times to report ”the earth is steadily growing warmer.”
Then in 1954, Fortune magazine was back promoting the cooling theory. The New York Times changed its mind in 1975, reporting ”A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable.”
Newsweek predicted an impending ice age. Some of the same activists today who are preaching doom from warmer weather were telling us then to expect global famines as a result of the cooler temperatures.
It wasn’t until the early 1980s that the scientists, most of whom earn their keep from government contracts, and their shills in the media decided the real scare — and the real payoff — was in global warming. So they switched gears again.
On Aug. 22, 1981, The New York Times, once again leading the pack, reported seven — count ‘em, seven — government atmospheric scientists were predicting global warming of an ”almost unprecedented magnitude.”
So, we’re talking about four changes of direction on climate change in one century. We went from global cooling to warming, to cooling to warming again.
The only difference now is that some journalists and scientists are so rigid in promoting their theories that they refuse to accept any debate. They refuse to hear any dissenting opinions. They refuse to hear any evidence that contradicts their lucrative scam.
Now we have people like Blakemore — and, by association, his network — saying skeptics of global warming should be ignored because some of them are being funded by industry. Of course, he neglects to mention that the scientists promoting global warming work for an even bigger industry, the monopoly of the U.S. government, or environmental groups that have their own axes to grind. – Joseph Farah