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Did scientists in the 1970s predict global cooling?

Actually, the opposite is true.

The Frustrating Climate Change Memes That Just Won't Die.
12 Aug 2014. Rebecca Leber. New Republic
Deniers love to say that scientists predicted “global cooling” before they found global warming. Again, that was never true. The deniers are quoting a Newsweek story from 1975 on “The Cooling World” that the magazine later retracted. But “global cooling” wasn’t even accepted theory back then. Global warming trumped global cooling in the peer-reviewed literature from 1965 and 1979, with 2,043 citations for former and just 325 for the latter. The science writer behind the Newsweek article is baffled today that deniers still cite the story as proof of their views.

How Newsweek's 'Global Cooling' Story Got Its Legs.
10 Jan 2014. Doug Struck. The Daily Climate
Nine paragraphs written for Newsweek in 1975 continue to trump 40 years of climate science. It's a record that has the author amazed.

Sorry, a TIME Magazine Cover Did Not Predict a Coming Ice Age.
06 June 2013. Bryan Walsh. Time Magazine.
A doctored TIME magazine cover warns of a coming ice age. But the reality remains that the world is warming, thanks chiefly to human action.

by Barnhill, David L last modified Aug 13, 2014 03:18 PM
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