Phineas Fahrquar:

I remember the global cooling hysteria from the 70s; my feeling is that the global warming… er…. “climate change” movement will look even sillier in just a few years.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

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Seal of the C.I.A. – Central Intelligence Agency of the United States Government (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Despite what NCDC’s Thomas Peterson, Wikiwrangler William Connolley, and John Fleck would like you to believe as a “myth” (The Myth of the 1970s Global Cooling Scientific Consensus), there was in fact serious consideration of the global cooling issue in the 1970’s thanks to this 1974 document from the CIA. – Anthony

The CIA Report and the Warning from Wisconsin

Guest post by David Archibald

In August, 1974, the Office of Research and Development of the Central Intelligence Agency produced a report entitled “A Study of Climatological Research as it Pertains to Intelligence Problems” – available online at: http://www.climatemonitor.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/1974.pdf Some interesting bits of the report follow:

“The western world’s leading climatologists have confirmed recent reports of a detrimental global climate change. The stability of most nations is based upon a dependable…

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  1. Jay Crawford says:

    I also remember the global cooling (“New Ice Age”) speculation of the 1970s when, as an adolescent, I was subscribed to Science News, Scientific American, Time, and US News and World Report by my intelligent and far-sighted parents.
    With a longer memory than 99% of the radical Left, it is easy to put the AGW hysteria in perspective.

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