There are ominous signs that the earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production – with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 yrs from now.
The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard pressed to keep up with it. (This statement is followed by “conclusive” evidence of shortening growing seasons worldwide). To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advanced signs of fundamental changes in the world’s weather.
Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend, as well as over its specific impact on local weather condition. But they are almost unanimous in the view the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century.
A survey completed last year by Dr. Murray Mitchell of the national Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals a drop of half a degree in average ground temperatures in the northern hemisphere between 1945 – 1968. According to George Kukla of Columbia University, satellite photos indicated a sudden, large increase in Northern Hemisphere snow cover in the winter of 1971-1972. And a study released last month by two NOAA scientists notes that the amount of sunshine reaching the ground in the continental US diminished by 1.3% between 1964-1972.
Climatologists are pessimistic politicians will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change or even ally its effects. Some of the more spectacular solutions include melting the arctic ice cap by covering it with soot or diverting arctic rivers. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies.
Newsweek, April 28, 1975
Politicians did something to stop global cooling. They invented global warming and made it the all pervasive lie.