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09-10-2011, 06:08 AM
<span style='font-size: 11pt'>“Geologists Think the World May be Frozen Up Again.”
-New York Times, 1895-

"Encroaching Ice Age.”
-New York Times, 1912-

“Human race will have to fight for its existence against cold.”
-LA Times, 1912-

“Ice Age Coming Here.”
-Washington Post, 1923-

“Scientist Says Arctic Ice Will Wipe Out Canada.”
-Chicago Tribune, 1923-

“America in Longest Warm Spell Since 1776; Temperature Line Records a 25-year Rise”
-New York Times, 1933-

“the facts of the present [GLOBAL COOLING] climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure in a decade.”
-New York Times, 1974-

"mass deaths by starvation and probably in anarchy and violence ... A major cooling widely considered to be inevitable.”
-New York Times, 1975-

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
-Kenneth Watt, ecologist 1970-

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
-George Wald, Harvard Biologist 1970-

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
-Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist 1970-

“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
-Life Magazine, January 1970-

“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
-Sen. Gaylord Nelson, 1970-

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
-Kenneth Watt, Ecologist 1970-</span>

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>OH DEAR! (http://thecitysquare.blogspot.com/2006/09/history-of-climate-change-scares.html)</span>

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