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April 30, 2015

Time Magazine: Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F

Filed under: Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 9:31 AM
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Time magazine, June 24, 1974:

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

Telltale signs are everywhere—from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest. Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data.

Even more from the Wayback Machine:

When Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.



  1. Time magazine must hate its history….for all to see.

    Comment by lance — April 30, 2015 @ 11:04 AM | Reply

    • I put a link to the article via the Wayback Machine in the body of the post.

      Once a climatologist … always a harbinger of doom.

      University of Toronto Climatologist Kenneth Hare: “I don’t believe that the world’s present population is sustainable if there are more than three years like 1972 in a row.”

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — April 30, 2015 @ 11:42 AM | Reply

  2. Wait, Wait, don’t tell me! The climatologist had no reason for their opinions, other than history/statistics. If you take the Solar Output as the driver, then it all makes sense. The Solar Output forcing is easily measurable {“use the Flux, Luke”}. Whereas, the CO2 forcing fits the result “statistically”, but it is the wrong forcing!!!!

    Already the Flux is down to 101 {its minimum is 65}. I hope I am wrong; but, if I am right, hope for increased Solar Activity and continued warming!!!

    Comment by jlurtz — April 30, 2015 @ 2:26 PM | Reply

  3. These historical tidbits are always instructive. The thing is to make people aware of them.

    Comment by DavidS — May 1, 2015 @ 8:32 AM | Reply

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