has the rapidly disintegrating buggy whip media bothered to mention that the U.N. and Ted
Turners $1 Billion gift to that organization fund the IPCC scientists. Yet, they went ballistic when it was reported that
Exxon was offering small stipends to scientists who are not caught up in proving the
preconceived agenda of the U.N. and the far left.
course, yellow journalism like that is the reason the buggy whip press and the old
broadcast media are losing readership, and viewers. Theyve
lost credibility with all but the most radical leftists and the Oprah watchers. Still, much of the new media has been slow in
getting out the real facts. Giving the fear mongers a bigger edge in the debate than they
deserve. One exception in broadcast media has
been Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Limbaugh has done
yeomans work exposing the junk science and the political nature of the hysteria.
this will matter to the radical left, the environmental wackos, or to the perpetually
scared. The gullible masses who believed the
junk science from the same sources now spewing tainted conclusions about global warming
when they said the Earth was cooling.
just a few quotes the press used to excite the gullible in the 1970s:
The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is
in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization,
mechanization, urbanization and exploding population. -- Reid Bryson, "Global
Ecology; Readings towards a rational strategy for Man", (1971)
The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the
world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in
spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer --
Paul Ehrlich - The Population Bomb (1968)
I would take even money that England will not exist in
the year 2000 -- Paul Ehrlich in (1969)
In ten years all important animal life in the sea will
be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of
dead fish. -- Paul Ehrlich, Earth Day (1970)
Before 1985, mankind will enter a genuine age of
scarcity . . . in which the accessible supplies of many key minerals will be facing
depletion -- Paul Ehrlich in (1976)
This [cooling] trend will reduce agricultural
productivity for the rest of the century -- Peter Gwynne, Newsweek 1976
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. The drop in food production could begin quite soon... The evidence in
support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologist
are hard-pressed to keep up with it. -- Newsweek, April 28, (1975)
This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands
of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine,
world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000. -- Lowell Ponte
"The Cooling", 1976
If present trends continue, the world will be about
four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by
the year 2000...This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age. -- Kenneth
E.F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day (1970)
it matter to the perpetually scared that many of the scientists contributing to the
tainted reports are radical leftists. Many of them belong to the radical Union of Concerned Scientists, a far left-wing activist group. David Martosko, executive director of
ActivistCash.com - a division of the Center for Consumer Freedom last month told Cybercast
News Service the UCS would be "more aptly named the Union of Pro-Regulation,
of Virginia environmental scientist, Dr. Fred Singer, told Cybercast
News Service that the union had "zero credibility as a scientific
organization" and was more akin to "pressure groups like Greenpeace."
One example of the political agenda
of the scientists at the UCS is this quote from Helen Caldicott; Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer.
They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the
process . . . Capitalism is destroying the earth. -- Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned
the same Helen Caldicott who in 1982 made the ridicules claim that the Hershey Foods Corporation was producing chocolate carrying
strontium 90 because of the proximity of the Three
Mile Island incident to Hershey's factory. Her assertion was easily debunked and discredited
but the fear mongers in the old media never gave the debunking the same coverage they gave
the unfounded assertion. One can still find
the claim on some environmentalists web sites along with the silliness about
man-made global warming.
There is plenty of evidence that
man-made global warming is no more real than man-made global cooling was. The people who believe professional wrestling is
real will dismiss that evidence preferring to believe the tainted junk science put out by
the U.N. and the radical left.
The more thoughtful among us will
consider the source of the hysterical claims along with their record and their radical
agenda and not join the gullible in believing the sky is falling.
John Bender is a freelance writer
living in Dallas, Texas. He
is a past Ether Zone contributor.
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