March 1, 1975.
Science News Magazine front cover story is “A New Ice Age Cometh.” From 1970 to 1979, American newspapers were heavy with dire predictions of a coming cooling trend in the weather. Here’s a few clips from that era,
Here is the NAS temperature graph from 1975:
No, It’s Global Warming
But, and it’s a big but, in the last two decades these excitable scientists started saying we were all going to die from Global Warming. Then when the satellite data did not support their claims, they decided to invent a new scare, CLIMATE CHANGE. They were correct, the climate does change (in fact ours changed today).
They were incorrect that it was justification for PANIC, but panic pays off in research grants, interviews and media exposure. It’s the liberal way—if you get a chance, write a book about melting polar bears and you may get the attention of a young Swedish girl looking for an excuse to get out of school. You will be adored by Twitterites the world over, the Pope, and you may inspire a Congressgirl to give the world an ultimatum of only TWELVE YEARS LEFT.
But it is the nature of progressives to get bored, ever seeking a new cause to thrill and chill over. Speaking of chill, that brings me to the latest news from these jittery scientists. It’s BACK.
Now Its Global Cooling
Scientists studying the intensity of solar activity have declared that the earth is heading towards a very cold climate phase, akin to the Little Ice Age of the 17th century, or worse. That could be good for the spray foam insulation market.
In a newly published paper in Astrophysics and Space Science, scientists have analyzed historic solar activity and have predicted that the next two solar cycles—25 and 26—will be weaker than all of the previous 24.
Earth’s temperature levels are regulated primarily by changes in the sun’s activity. The intensity of solar activity influences changes in our climatic system. Such was the case with the Little Ice Age, when solar cycles were weaker than any since then. Climatologists refer to the extremely low periods as the “Maunder Minimum” (~1645–1715) and the “Dalton Minimum” (~1790–1830).
Changes in solar activity are usually measured by the number of sunspots. Scientists observe periodic variations in the average number of sunspots and categorize them as “solar cycles.” Each solar cycle lasts roughly 10 to 11 years and usually correlates closely with temperature on earth.
Solar activity in the past 60 years has been higher than average for the 1150-year period for which we have data. This is the primary reason for the rise in temperatures in the 1970s through 1990s. Contrary to public perception, warming did not begin with the industrialization of our society, a period during which there was an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from anthropogenic sources.
Satellite temperature measurements show no significant warming since then. Over the past 19 years, temperatures levels have remained largely stable. Unsurprisingly, this lack of warming coincides with a decline in solar activity. The effects of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, regardless of whether we succeed, will be utterly meaningless compared with the impact of a solar minimum.
“It’s hot. It’s cold. It’s hot. It’s cold. It’s warming, no, it’s cooling.” IT’S WEATHER. Just remember, whatever happens to the weather—it’s your fault!
It apparently offends some people that they can’t control everything. They want to control you; they want to control the weather (as if).
So they came up with a whopper—and it is gaining huge momentum. It’s the lie that they can control the weather by controlling you. It is true that they can control people, and those who climb on board of the Climate Change bandwagon are exhibit “A.”
Dear friends, I think there’s way too much controlling going on. And control is an attribute of the Beast (Revelation 13:12-16).
So, warming or cooling, free or bond, male or female, Jew or Gentile, consider getting off that shoddy Global-warming-no-I-mean-cooling-no-its-climate-change bus, and getting on the Remnant Express. One is going off a cliff, and the other is going to the Heavenly Country. Let’s go!
“For we have spent enough of our past lifetime * in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you” (1 Peter 4:3-4).