U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming
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17 September 07
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|U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming|
19 Sep 07 - This chilling conclusion came from NASA scientist S. I. Rasool, a colleague of James Hansen's at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, after resorting in part to a new computer program developed by Mr. Hansen that studied clouds above Venus.
Oh. Wait. That article appeared in 1971.
"U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming," blares the headline of the July 9, 1971, article, which cautions readers that the world "could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age, a leading atmospheric scientist predicts."
The 1971 article, discovered this week by Washington resident John Lockwood while conducting related research at the Library of Congress, says that "in the next 50 years" — or by 2021 — fossil-fuel dust injected by man into the atmosphere "could screen out so much sunlight that the average temperature could drop by six degrees," resulting in a buildup of "new glaciers that could eventually cover huge areas."
Today’s article, written by John McCaslin and published in the Washington Times, begins with the words, "NASA scientist James E. Hansen, who has publicly criticized the Bush administration for dragging its feet on climate change and labeled skeptics of man-made global warming as distracting "court jesters," appears in a 1971 Washington Post article that warns of an impending ice age within 50 years."
"If sustained over "several years, five to 10," or so Mr. Rasool estimated, "such a temperature decrease could be sufficient to trigger an ice age."
Which computer program should we believe?
Which James Hansen face should we believe?
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