Sunday, May 01, 2011

Newsweek blamed cooling for tornadoes in the 1970s; now they blame warming for tornadoes

Neil Herron, Metric Martyr campaigner, took on the parking enforcers for me - Telegraph
Inevitably the devastating tornadoes that killed more than 300 people in the US prompted Newsweek to ask: “Is global warming responsible for wild weather?” The answer, it found, is “yes”.

Another Newsweek article cited “the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded”, killing “more than 300 people”, as among “the ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically”. But that article was published on April 28, 1975, when Newsweek listed the US tornado disaster of 1974 as one of the harbingers of disastrous global cooling, heralding the approach of a new ice age.


F. said...

Time magazine in the June 24, 1974 issue blamed our vehicular emissions as contributing to global cooling. This bull$hit has been going on forever.

H. L. Mencken explained it best when he said:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."


Anonymous said...

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it." - H.L. Mencken