Global cooling

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Global cooling is a term generally used to describe an decrease in the global average surface (air at surface) temperature. As far back as temperature records can be reconstructed, periods of global warming and global cooling have alternated; see ice ages and interglacial warming. Like global warming, global cooling has been the subject of much liberal alarmist propaganda.[1] The alarmists usually alternate between obsessions with global warming and global cooling.

In the 1970s, “a major cooling of the planet” was “widely considered inevitable” because it was “well established” that the Northern Hemisphere’s climate “has been getting cooler since about 1950″ (New York Times, May 21, 1975). Although some disputed that the “cooling trend” could result in “a return to another ice age” (the Times, Sept. 14, 1975), others anticipated “a full-blown 10,000-year ice age” involving “extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation” (Science News, March 1, 1975, and Science magazine, Dec. 10, 1976, respectively). The “continued rapid cooling of the Earth” (Global Ecology, 1971) meant that “a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery” (International Wildlife, July 1975). “The world’s climatologists are agreed” that we must “prepare for the next ice age” (Science Digest, February 1973). Because of “ominous signs” that “the Earth’s climate seems to be cooling down,” meteorologists were “almost unanimous” that “the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century,” perhaps triggering catastrophic famines (Newsweek cover story, “The Cooling World,” April 28, 1975). Armadillos were fleeing south from Nebraska, heat-seeking snails were retreating from Central European forests, the North Atlantic was “cooling down about as fast as an ocean can cool,” glaciers had “begun to advance” and “growing seasons in England and Scandinavia are getting shorter” (Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 27, 1974).[2]


  1. "It is quite possible that we are at the beginning of a Little Ice Age," the meteorologist said. Even the Arctic ice could spread further to the south. Global Warming Policy Foundation Announcement: "New Little Ice Age Cannot Be Ruled Out",, Published December 18, 2010.
  2. George Will -- Dark Green Doomsayers

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