“The Cooling World”: From Newsweek, April 28, 1975

The cooling world – From Newsweek, April 28, 1975

Interesting historical perspective reading this 30 year-old article warning us to prepare for Global Cooling.

Reid Bryson of the University of Wisconsin points out that the Earth’s average temperature during the great Ice Ages was only about seven degrees lower than during its warmest eras — and that the present decline has taken the planet about a sixth of the way toward the Ice Age average.

Others regard the cooling as a reversion to the “little ice age” conditions that brought bitter winters to much of Europe and northern America between 1600 and 1900 — years when the Thames used to freeze so solidly that Londoners roasted oxen on the ice and when iceboats sailed the Hudson River almost as far south as New York City.

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2 thoughts on ““The Cooling World”: From Newsweek, April 28, 1975”

  1. I’ll buy into it. I think the global warming we are experienceing, partly self imposed, is part of the long term climatic fluction process.

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