‘I Recant’ Says Author of Infamous Seventies Newsweek ‘Global Cooling’ Article

 James Delingpole 

May 24, 2014


The author of a much-quoted 1975 Newsweek article predicting catastrophic global cooling now says it was a big mistake and the earth was warming all along. (H/TClimate Depot)

Peter Gwynne, began his piece by declaring portentously:

“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.”

And this wasn’t just a minority opinion, he went on to stress:

“Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend, as well as over its specific impact on local weather conditions. But they are almost unanimous in their view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic.”

But now Gwynne has decided that this certainty was misplaced:

“While the hypotheses described in that original story seemed right at the time, climate scientists now know that they were seriously incomplete. Our climate is warming — not cooling, as the original story suggested,”

Full article here

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