Saturday, October 03, 2009

Changing Climate Change

Back in 1974, the news outlets were fretting over the beginning of a new ice age. Science: Another Ice Age? - TIME

...Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they 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.

At least then, they weren't declaring, "The debate is over."

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