Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 4:51 AM EST
Many of you who have followed the global warming debate, or lack thereof, know that this isn't the first time we've heard claims that catastrophic climate change was imminent. When I was in elementary school one of my teachers brought a copy of Newsweek magazine to our classroom. The article our teacher wanted us to read and discuss was about drastic changes in the Earth's temperature, and the death and devastation that would occur as a result.
Global warming wasn't the problem then. No, it was quite the opposite. The Earth was cooling dramatically according to the author of the article, Peter Gwynne. Mass starvation due to food shortages could be expected within just a few years he wrote. The temperature change was also causing an unprecedented increase in tornados in the midwest. Many of the same problems attributed to global warming today were said to be caused by global cooling then.
There were calls for governments around the world to act immediately to reverse the trend of declining temperatures. Wait until you read how some scientists suggested that might be accomplished. For the record, Gwynne now believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming. In interviews he has given since the global warming debate, ahem, heated up, Gwynne has said his 1975 story was true then, but now AGW is a much more serious problem.
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