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September 1, 2007

HOT  or  COLD?

DANGER: The Globe Is Cooling

New York Times, February 24, 1895: "Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again."
New York Times, October 7, 1912: "Prof. Schmidt Warns Us of an Encroaching Ice Age."
Los Angeles Times, October 7, 1912: "Fifth ice age is on the way. Human race will have to fight for its existence against cold."
Chicago Tribune, August 9, 1923: "Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada."
Washington Post, August 10, 1923: "Ice Age Coming Here."
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1924: "If these things be true, it is evident, therefore that we must be just teetering on an ice age."

DANGER: The Globe Is Warming
Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1929: "Most geologists think the world is growing warmer, and that it will continue to get warmer."
Chicago Daily Tribune, November 6, 1939: "Chicago is in the front rank of thousands of cities [throughout] the world which have been affected by a mysterious trend toward warmer climate in the last two decades."
New York Times, August 10, 1952: "We have learned that the world has been getting warmer in the last half century."
New York Times, 1953: "Nearly all the great ice sheets are in retreat."
U.S. News & World Report, January 8, 1954: "Winters are getting milder, summers drier. Glaciers are receding, deserts growing."
New York Times, February 15, 1959: "Arctic Findings in Particular Support Theory of Rising Global Temperatures."
New York Times, February 20, 1969: "The Arctic pack ice is thinning and the ocean at the North Pole may become an open sea within a decade or two."

DANGER: The Globe Is Cooling
Science News, November 15, 1969: "How long the current cooling trend continues is one of the most important problems of our civilization."
Washington Post, January 11, 1970: "Get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters -- the worst may be yet to come." The article was titled, "Colder Winters Herald Dawn of New Ice Age."
New York Times, December 29, 1974: "Present climate change will result in mass deaths by starvation and probably in anarchy and violence."
Christian Science Monitor, 1974: "The North Atlantic is cooling down about as fast as an ocean can cool."
Newsweek, April 28, 1975: "The drop in food output as a result of climate change could begin quite soon, perhaps only ten years from now.  The central fact is the earth's climate seems to be cooling down."
New York Times, 1975: "A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable."
Science News, 1975: "The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed."
New Scientist editor Nigel Calder, 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."
The Cooling, by Lowell Ponte, 1976: "The cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people in poor nations."

DANGER: The Globe Is Warming
New York Times, August 22, 1981: "Global warming of an almost unprecedented magnitude is predicted."
Washington Post, January 18, 2006: "Rising temperatures could literally, alter the fundamentals of life on the planet."
Time, March 26, 2006: "Polar Ice Caps Are Melting Faster Than Ever . . . More and More; Land is Being Devastated by Drought . . . Rising Waters Are Drowning Low-Lying Communities . . . By Any Measure, Earth Is at the Tipping Point; The climate is crashing, and global warming is to blame."

Let me check my calendar. My guess is it won't be too long before we'll be worried to death about the next big cooling scare.

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