"time magazine" warns of coming ice age

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“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

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#1 Feb 16, 2013
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TIME Magazine Archive Article -- Another Ice Age?-- Jun. 24, 1974
TIME MAGAZINE -1974
In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada's wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced the mildest winters within anyone's recollection.
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 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. 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.
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa's drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest's recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Bellefontaine, OH

#2 Feb 16, 2013
Sunspot Cycle. The changing weather is apparently connected with differences in the amount of energy that the earth's surface receives from the sun. Changes in the earth's tilt and distance from the sun could, for instance, significantly increase or decrease the amount of solar radiation falling on either hemisphere—thereby altering the earth's climate. Some observers have tried to connect the eleven-year sunspot cycle with climate patterns, but have so far been unable to provide a satisfactory explanation of how the cycle might be involved.
Man, too, may be somewhat responsible for the cooling trend. The University of Wisconsin's Reid A. Bryson and other climatologists suggest that dust and other particles released into the atmosphere as a result of farming and fuel burning may be blocking more and more sunlight from reaching and heating the surface of the earth.
Climatic Balance. Some scientists like Donald Oilman, chief of the National Weather Service's long-range-prediction group, think that the cooling trend may be only temporary. But all agree that vastly more information is needed about the major influences on the earth's climate. Indeed, it is to gain such knowledge that 38 ships and 13 aircraft, carrying scientists from almost 70 nations, are now assembling in the Atlantic and elsewhere for a massive 100-day study of the effects of the tropical seas and atmosphere on worldwide weather. The study itself is only part of an international scientific effort known acronymically as GARP (for Global Atmospheric Research Program).
Whatever the cause of the cooling trend, its effects could be extremely serious, if not catastrophic. Scientists figure that only a 1% decrease in the amount of sunlight hitting the earth's surface could tip the climatic balance, and cool the planet enough to send it sliding down the road to another ice age within only a few hundred years.
The earth's current climate is something of an anomaly; in the past 700,000 years, there have been at least seven major episodes of glaciers spreading over much of the planet. Temperatures have been as high as they are now only about 5% of the time. But there is a peril more immediate than the prospect of another ice age. Even if temperature and rainfall patterns change only slightly in the near future in one or more of the three major grain-exporting countries—the U.S., Canada and Australia —global food stores would be sharply reduced. University of Toronto Climatologist Kenneth Hare, a former president of the Royal Meteorological Society, believes that the continuing drought and the recent failure of the Russian harvest gave the world a grim premonition of what might happen. Warns 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."

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Bellefontaine, OH

#3 Feb 16, 2013
The libs won't touch this with a 10 foot pole!!!!

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Bellefontaine, OH

#4 Feb 16, 2013
The libs won't touch this with a 10 foot pole!!!!

It would show what "himmers and hawers they are.

“You can feel it in your guts ”

Since: May 09

Trump is completely NUTS!

#5 Feb 16, 2013
DON W SOUTH wrote:
The libs won't touch this with a 10 foot pole!!!!
It would show what "himmers and hawers they are.
It's like this, Mr. Topix Hog, each day you post several threads, filled with L-O-N-G copy and pastes, which most people don''t have the time or the patience to read. Everything is negative, taken out of context, or completely blown out od proportion...or some FOX news trash! I fell I already give too much time to your ignorant behind, so don't expect me to cater to your constant childish need for attention.

Besides, you start these threads and instead of your "laying down the Iron fist on us," you usually get squashed and proven wrong real fast, and then slink off into the sunset (like Pollster) to create a new thread. Each time you do, you must be praying,. "Oh Lord, please let me get the best of them for a change, because I'm sure getting tired of being made to look stupid all the tine on all my threads before this one."

“You can feel it in your guts ”

Since: May 09

Trump is completely NUTS!

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Out OF proportion

I FEEL I already give too much time....
Betsie Ross

Newton Falls, OH

#7 Feb 16, 2013
With the benefit of multitasking brought to us by the computer age we can be experiencing both global warming and gobal freezing at the same time! It's a win-win world.

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#8 Feb 16, 2013
Scientists also said mankind would be decimated by AIDS back in the 1980'a Don. They are for the most part imbeciles with agendas.

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#9 Feb 16, 2013
Hummingbird 4 Real wrote:
<quoted text> It's like this, Mr. Topix Hog, each day you post several threads, filled with L-O-N-G copy and pastes, which most people don''t have the time or the patience to read. Everything is negative, taken out of context, or completely blown out od proportion...or some FOX news trash! I fell I already give too much time to your ignorant behind, so don't expect me to cater to your constant childish need for attention.
Besides, you start these threads and instead of your "laying down the Iron fist on us," you usually get squashed and proven wrong real fast, and then slink off into the sunset (like Pollster) to create a new thread. Each time you do, you must be praying,. "Oh Lord, please let me get the best of them for a change, because I'm sure getting tired of being made to look stupid all the tine on all my threads before this one."
Exactly!

It's futile to try to get anything sensible out of him......I've certainly wasted enough time trying the past few days. He has been given every oportunity to be honest. I've decided I'm done. He's not worth it. He'll probably be banned soon anyway.

Have a good night!

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#10 Feb 16, 2013
I remember this very well. The next Ice Age was coming. Of course they were wrong then too - just like the global warming thing today.

“You can feel it in your guts ”

Since: May 09

Trump is completely NUTS!

#11 Feb 16, 2013
Wite_Out wrote:
Scientists also said mankind would be decimated by AIDS back in the 1980'a Don. They are for the most part imbeciles with agendas.
Could I see your link/source to back that up?
Frosty The Snowman

Pataskala, OH

#12 Feb 16, 2013
I like ice.
Beats the He11 out of heatwaves.
They make me pee all over myself!

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#13 Feb 16, 2013
Regardless of the "clueless, nuts and disagree" ratings, I still remember it very well. Rock on with the judging.

“You can feel it in your guts ”

Since: May 09

Trump is completely NUTS!

#14 Feb 16, 2013
Let's see....some of you don't/won't believe in global warming, and that definitely means you refuse to accept any responsibility that man can affect his environment and the weather, no matter what crap he releases into the atmosphere.

Who cares if 2012 temperatures were the 10th straight highest on record. Ignore that 2012 wildfire season was the worst on record. Ignore how there was Typhon Bapa which was a category 5 typhoon to ever make landfall which hit the southern Philippines with winds of 160 m.p.h.
Forget the devastation caused by Hurricane Isaac which hit the same regions as Katrina in 05. Forget the Colorado Wildfires and the massive heat-wave with temps over 100 degrees, which brook thousands of high temperature records. Forget the N. American Drought that devastated corn cops and forced farmers to slaughter their milking cows and livestock for lack of feed. Forget the Derocho Storm that charged across the midwest to the Atlantic with wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour, knocking downs trees and causing massive power outages across massive regions, Forget the record breaking outbreaks of early March tornadoes - 2012 where 65 tornadoes were spotted from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Forget about Super-storm Sandy... the largest hurricane (by diameter) on record in the Atlantic Ocean to hit all along the Atlantic Coastline causing severe damage, power outages and 253 deaths.....a storm so magnificent they are still trying to clean themselves out of it. And forget about the most recent snow storm in the NY area, with snow up to 3 ft. deep putting a city to a complete stand-still.

Prepare to pay higher premiums on Homeowners Insurance!!

Welcome to the new normal!

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#15 Feb 16, 2013
Hummingbird 4 Real wrote:
Let's see....some of you don't/won't believe in global warming, and that definitely means you refuse to accept any responsibility that man can affect his environment and the weather, no matter what crap he releases into the atmosphere.
Who cares if 2012 temperatures were the 10th straight highest on record. Ignore that 2012 wildfire season was the worst on record. Ignore how there was Typhon Bapa which was a category 5 typhoon to ever make landfall which hit the southern Philippines with winds of 160 m.p.h.
Forget the devastation caused by Hurricane Isaac which hit the same regions as Katrina in 05. Forget the Colorado Wildfires and the massive heat-wave with temps over 100 degrees, which brook thousands of high temperature records. Forget the N. American Drought that devastated corn cops and forced farmers to slaughter their milking cows and livestock for lack of feed. Forget the Derocho Storm that charged across the midwest to the Atlantic with wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour, knocking downs trees and causing massive power outages across massive regions, Forget the record breaking outbreaks of early March tornadoes - 2012 where 65 tornadoes were spotted from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Forget about Super-storm Sandy... the largest hurricane (by diameter) on record in the Atlantic Ocean to hit all along the Atlantic Coastline causing severe damage, power outages and 253 deaths.....a storm so magnificent they are still trying to clean themselves out of it. And forget about the most recent snow storm in the NY area, with snow up to 3 ft. deep putting a city to a complete stand-still.
Prepare to pay higher premiums on Homeowners Insurance!!
Welcome to the new normal!
You said, "Welcome to the new normal!" Okay. In the days Don described that was to be the new normal. I remember them very well. You hold onto the "new normal" because you see it as "today". We held onto "the new normal" then like you do now. We were given many of the same "facts" that you are given and stated now. We believed it then - maybe just like you believe it now. We were duped then. Don't be duped now. You are far better than that - I hope. I assume you are far younger than me. I'm not too many years from being what many here call SS government welfare.

“You can feel it in your guts ”

Since: May 09

Trump is completely NUTS!

#16 Feb 17, 2013
Bellefontaine Forum wrote:
<quoted text>You said, "Welcome to the new normal!" Okay. In the days Don described that was to be the new normal. I remember them very well. You hold onto the "new normal" because you see it as "today". We held onto "the new normal" then like you do now. We were given many of the same "facts" that you are given and stated now. We believed it then - maybe just like you believe it now. We were duped then. Don't be duped now. You are far better than that - I hope. I assume you are far younger than me. I'm not too many years from being what many here call SS government welfare.
I have no ideal what you are saying.

I gave actual facts.....terrible storms and weather conditions that happened last year.. It's not a matter of believing what I want to believe. So how do you explain such extreme weather for 2 years straight? It will get even worse as long as people bury their heads in the sand and claim global warming does not exist.

I bet I'm much older than you. What year were you born?

“You can feel it in your guts ”

Since: May 09

Trump is completely NUTS!

#17 Feb 17, 2013
Bellefontaine Forum wrote:
<quoted text>You said, "Welcome to the new normal!" Okay. In the days Don described that was to be the new normal. I remember them very well. You hold onto the "new normal" because you see it as "today". We held onto "the new normal" then like you do now. We were given many of the same "facts" that you are given and stated now. We believed it then - maybe just like you believe it now. We were duped then. Don't be duped now. You are far better than that - I hope. I assume you are far younger than me. I'm not too many years from being what many here call SS government welfare.
Also---science has advanced much in the past 39 years since that article was written that Donman pasted in the OP. Now we are actually seeing PHYSICAL evidence that Proves climate global scientists KNOW WTH they are talking about!!

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Bellefontaine, OH

#18 Feb 17, 2013
Hummingbird 4 Real wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no ideal what you are saying.
I gave actual facts.....terrible storms and weather conditions that happened last year.. It's not a matter of believing what I want to believe. So how do you explain such extreme weather for 2 years straight? It will get even worse as long as people bury their heads in the sand and claim global warming does not exist.
I bet I'm much older than you. What year were you born?
BUT YOU IGNORED the "ICE AGE" ARTICLE that the same liberal rag ("TIME") offered back in 1972. You are sooo impudent & closed minded, that you fall for practically anything. Were your beloved
scientists & beloved liberal rags, WRONG THEN OR NOW?
bowser

Butler, OH

#19 Feb 17, 2013
Don If it fit your agenda you would be trying to prove the earth is flat.

Over 98% of scientists over the world agree Climate Change is real.

But good old Don knows better he gets his facts from Rush & the rest of the other talk show idiots on radio.

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Bellefontaine, OH

#20 Feb 17, 2013
bowser wrote:
Don If it fit your agenda you would be trying to prove the earth is flat.
Over 98% of scientists over the world agree Climate Change is real.
But good old Don knows better he gets his facts from Rush & the rest of the other talk show idiots on radio.
HUMMINGBIRD said 99% of scientists. Does that you & HUMMS estimates are not an "exact science?"

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