Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Easily Refuting the Argument That Global Warming is BS Because Scientists Previously Said There Would be Global Cooling

...many of those scientists are still alive, and they were absolutely convinced. I mean, if Al Gore had been able to in the 1970s, we would have been building huge furnaces to warm the planet against this inevitable coming Ice Age ~ Newt Gingrich (dob 6/17/1943) Republican representative from Georgia's 6th district (1979 to 1999) and the 58th Speaker of the House (1995 until resignation); A quote from 5/27/11, while Gingrich was "running for president" and claiming he was absolutely going to be the nominee.

Those stupid climatologists don't have a clue when it comes to predicting what may be in store for the future, climate-wise. First they said the planet was cooling and now they say it's heating up. What are they going to be saying next? Clearly this is undeniable proof that the majority of the world's scientists are nothing but a bunch of bumbling idiots, right?

Blogger Willis Hart believes so, and ridiculed the lamebrain researchers in an articulate and brilliant polemic that makes the case that they are wrong now because they were wrong then. Willis Hart, being a strong global warming skeptic, looks at the science critically, instead of believing what those lying scientists say as if it were gospel. This is because Willis is smarter than the average blogger. Fact is, he's a modern day Galileo, as evidenced by the following excerpt from his blog...

Willis Hart: ...magazine articles from the 1970s warning us about the dangers of global cooling and the coming of yet another ice age. And, yes, folks, some of the authors even seemed to think that the science was settled on it. ... None of this bullshit about a positive feedback loop or amplification. Nope, the planet is going to cool DRAMATICALLY and there ain't a blessed thing that increases in CO2 can do about it, period/end of discussion. I mean, is this unbelievable or what? (4/22/2013 AT 10:59pm).

So, I guess the Hartster has finally refuted this global climate change bunk once and for all, right? Actually, no, not quite. Upon entering "Global Cooling" into the Wikipedia search engine, I was presented with the following...

Global cooling was a conjecture during the 1970s of imminent cooling of the Earth's surface and atmosphere along with a posited commencement of glaciation. This hypothesis had little support in the scientific community, but gained temporary popular attention due to a combination of a slight downward trend of temperatures from the 1940s to the early 1970s and press reports that did not accurately reflect the scientific understanding of ice age cycles. In contrast to the global cooling conjecture, the current scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth has not durably cooled, but undergone global warming throughout the 20th century.

The global cooling theory had LITTLE SUPPORT. That is in contrast to the current scientific consensus that says the planet is getting hotter (overall). The global cooling theory entered national consciousness via a 6/24/1974 Time magazine article titled "Another Ice Age?", but the theory didn't last that long, as this (additional) excerpt from the Wikipedia page on "global cooling" notes...

...scientific knowledge regarding climate change was more uncertain than it is today. At the time that Rasool and Schneider wrote their 1971 paper, climatologists had not yet recognized the significance of greenhouse gases other than water vapor and carbon dioxide, such as methane, nitrous oxide, and hlorofluorocarbons. Early in that decade, carbon dioxide was the only widely studied human-influenced greenhouse gas. The attention drawn to atmospheric gases in the 1970s stimulated many discoveries in future decades. As the temperature pattern changed, global cooling was of waning interest by 1979.

30 years of additional research have resulted in a scientific consensus forming around the present theory of global climate change (a theory that says overall temperatures are increasing). So, what Willis is saying is that because the scientific community some researchers got it wrong in the 70s, none of them can ever be trusted again? Yes, he is drawing that brain-dead of a conclusion.

According to Willis the scientific consensus among today's climatologists - a consensus reached after decades of additional research - it's all bullshit. And, that it's all bullshit is a conclusion Willis and the prior Republican nominee for president failed presidential candidate (and punchline) Newt Gingrich can agree on. Seriously, is Willis' denialism on this subject unbelievable or what?

Video: Remember when doctors recommended smoking? Using Willis' logic we can not trust doctors who now say smoking causes cancer!

SWTD #137, wDel #18.


  1. QUOTE from Thomas Sowell (dob 6/30/1930) a Conservative/Libertarian American Writer and Conservative/Libertarian economist the "moderate" Will Hart frequently cites (see below).

    Back in the 1970s, the hysteria was about global cooling and the prospect of a new ice age. A National Academy of Sciences report back then led Science magazine to conclude in its March 1, 1975, issue that, "a long ice age is a real possibility". According to the April 28, 1975, issue of Newsweek, "the earth's climate seems to be cooling down". A note of urgency was part of the global cooling hysteria then as much as it is part of today's global warming hysteria. According to the February, 1973, issue of Science Digest, "Once the freeze starts, it will be too late".

    Posts by Will Hart Where He Cites Thomas Sowell...

    On Former Virginia Governor, Douglas Wilder... I also said something similar about Thomas Sowell... 1/16/2013

    Thomas Sowell on President Obama 12/26/2012

    On Thomas Sowell's 1987 Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee 10/25/2012

    A Quick Thought on Affirmative Action 2... Thomas Sowell wrote a powerful book in 1990... 10/24/2012

    Not a Normal Curve... And according to Thomas Sowell... 9/27/2012

    Thomas Sowell on Central Planning 2 6/5/2012

    Thomas Sowell on Central Planning 4/21/2012

    Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowell Being Too Much of a Hawk 4/6/2012

    A Few More Inconvenient Facts (For the Progressives to Choke On)... Sowell is a brilliant man... 2/29/2012

    Also, my "buddy" Barlowe got Will to admit that he isn't a Moderate. Barlowe wondered why Will does not identify as Libertarian, and Will said, "As for me being a libertarian, yeah, maybe a small l Cato style libertarian".

    Right. "Maybe" he's a Libertarian.

  2. Both global cooling and global warming can't be wrong. It's one or the other.

    1. That's true, the earths surface warmth is never static.


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