In the late 1800’s, scientists were convinced we were in global cooling. The Times reported on Feb. 24, 1895, that geologists predicted the world would soon be frozen again.
Then they switched to global warming…
Remember the 1970’s (if you’re in your fifties, you do) when scientists believed we’d returned to Global Cooling. Here’s a poem descrying the impending ice age: The ice age is coming, the sun’s zooming in. Engines stop running, the wheat is growing thin. A nuclear era, but I have no fear ’cause London is drowning and I live by the river. –London Calling, released 1979
Then, thirty years later, they declared global warming–that Arctic ice was melting at record levels (according to scientists–some scientists). This could increase the rise of the sea level and block the Gulf Stream, and trigger a new ice age.
In all, the print news media have warned of four separate climate changes in the past 100 years. If you’re like me, you’re sick of the hype and looking for facts. Here are a few:
it’s been getting colder for 10 years
Don’t believe me? And you no longer believe the major news outlets (I hope). Try the primary source:
There are reasons for global cooling, the biggest being that Earth has been in an Ice Age for the past 18,000 years. This is a slight break in the cold before our planet returns to its normal cold state which will last until the end of this current Ice Age.
What can we conclude from 100 years of conflicting media coverage?
- Their record speaks for itself. Four separate and distinct climate theories targeted at a public taught to believe the news. Only all four versions of the truth can’t possibly by accurate.
- For ordinary Americans to judge the media’s version of current events about global warming, it is necessary to admit that journalists have misrepresented the story three other times.
- Yet no one in the media is owning up to that fact. Newspapers that pride themselves on correction policies for the smallest errors now find themselves facing a historical record that is enormous and unforgiving.
- It is time for the news media to admit a consistent failure to report this issue fairly or accurately, with due skepticism of scientific claims