1 thought on “Scientists on climate change… fifty years ago

  1. Scientists on Climate Change, 25 years ago:

    “Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global nuclear war. The Earth’s atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities, inefficient and wasteful fossil fuel use and the effects of rapid population growth in many regions. These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe.”

    – first paragraph of the Conference Statement, The Changing Atmosphere, Implications for Global Security conference, Toronto 1988 http://www.cmos.ca/ChangingAtmosphere1988e.pdf

    Politicians on Climate Change, just the other day:

    ” “climate change” is a political agenda which attempts to control every aspect of our lives. We urge government at all levels to ignore any plea for money to fund global climate change or “climate justice” initiatives.”

    – from the party platform of the Republican Party of Texas. Quoted in Hendrik Hertzberg’s “In Fever Dreams Begin Irresponsibilities, Texas Edition” published in The New Yorker, July 1 2014. The article pointed out: “if you want a glimpse of what a nontrivial and apparently growing segment of one of America’s two great political parties believes in its heart of hearts, and what it says when it is essentially talking to itself—well, you’ve just been given one.”

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