“By 1985 Air Pollution Will Have Reduced the Amount of Sunlight Reaching the Earth by One Half.”
“In the 1980’s a Major Ecological System – Soil or Water – Will Break Down Somewhere in the U.S.”
“In a Decade, Urban Dwellers Will Have to Wear Gas Masks to Survive Air Pollution.”
Headlines, LIFE Magazine, January 30, 1970
Doomsaying has been around for a long time. As you know, none of the above predictions came true, but they sold magazines. LIFE did say that some “qualified experts” disagreed with these dire predictions, but stated “scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence” to support each of them.
The Envos would love to take credit for none of it happening due to increased regulation, but that would blow a hole in the “we all breathe the same air” theory, because the rest of the world didn’t follow their regulations.
Alternatively, implementing changes without regulations might have solved some of the problems in a shorter period of time using free enterprise practices. In any case, the predictions were based on pseudo-science by media-seeking pseudo-scientists.
“Global Warming is now sufficiently large that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship to the greenhouse effect.”
James Hansen, NASA Scientist, to a Congressional Committee, June 23, 1988
The author believes Mr. Hansen to be one of the pseudo-scientists who speaks before accepted peer review. In reality, many scientists disagree about cause-effect issues as it relates to CO2 trapping in our troposphere.
In the January 24, 1992 issue of Science magazine, Mr. Hansen made admissions that phenomena other than the CO2 greenhouse effect have cancelled any global warming effect, and that his earlier statement (quoted above) is wrong.
“We need to get some broad-based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
Dr. Stephen Schneider
Discovery, October 1989
Dr. Schneider is the designer of one of the five computer models used by environmental activists to substantiate their agenda. These models have proven unreliable and unable to predict the future.
He is apparently advocating that each individual must determine what the right formula is for being effective. In other words, if being very effective requires lying, it’s O.K.
He is also considered one of the leading proponents of the global warming theory in the U.S. In the seventies, Schneider was professing the impending “ice age.” This man is no more a scientist than I am, and is shirking a true scientist’s responsibility by making statements before they have been proven and agreed to in peer review.
In a recent interview, he said of his ice age days,
“I don’t see any problem in saying people learn; I’m not embarrassed about the view I had a decade ago.”
When confronted with data that opposes the global warming scenario, he said,
“I don’t put very much stock in looking at the direct evidence.”
Stop the horse’s, did he say he didn’t put much stock in “direct” evidence?
As the designer of one of the five computer models used to support his half-baked ideas, he stated of his model,aa
“I remember once talking to a U.S. Congressional hearing about this, and one of the Senators said to me, ‘You mean to tell me you guys have spent a billion dollars of our money telling us that the winter is cold and the summer is hot?’ My answer was, ‘Yes sir, and we’re very proud of that’.”
This is the leading global warming doomsayer in America?
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“It is tempting to attribute (global warming) to the increase in greenhouse gases…. However, such an attribution cannot be made with any confidence.”
Climate Trends Panel in May, 1991 made up of 61 leading climatologists
The scientific community has tried to warn Americans of the pseudo science being practiced, but the national media has built a wall that prevents views opposing the crisis scenarios from reaching us.
“…all of the air polluting materials produced by man since the beginning of the industrial revolution do not begin to equal the quantities of toxic materials, aerosols, and particulates spewed from just three volcanoes: Krakatoa in Indonesia in 1883, Mount Katmai in Alaska in 1912, and Hekla in Iceland in 1947.”
Margaret Maxey, 1985, Technology and a Better Environment
An average of 100 volcanic eruptions occur each year. That does not include volcanic activity occurring at the ocean floor, underwater. Considering the earth is 70% covered by water, volcanic activity underwater could be enormous.
Nature dumps over 200 billion tons of pollutants into the atmosphere annually. In comparison, human pollutants are 7 billion tons.
All man-made pollutants, including CO2, are less than .035% of the total pollutants released into the atmosphere. It may actually be much less, because it is difficult to measure the output of volcanic eruptions located in remote parts of the world.
“The predictions of the greenhouse theory are contradicted by the temperature record to such a degree as to indicate that the anthropogenic greenhouse effect has not had any significant impact on global climate in the last 100 years.”
From “Global Warming Update, Recent Scientific Findings” by the George C. Marshall Institute, Washington, D.C., May 1992, reported in the Wall Street Journal, June 22, 1992
Did CNN, ABC, CBS, or NBC air this statement?
No way! Yet in 1988, when James Hansen, a NASA pseudo-scientist, told a Senate committee that “Global warming is now sufficiently large that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship to the greenhouse effect,” every network newscast carried the “global warming” threat that night.
What they have since failed to report was Mr. Hansen’s admission in the January 24, 1992 issue of Science Magazine, that his earlier statement was wrong.