Same language used by CO2 terror, 'serious political implications,' drastic effect on world food supply, 'grim reality,' climate can be fixed by politicians if only they have the will to divert taxpayer cash, 'weather extremes,' worry about climate immigrants. It wasn't just Newsweek, see University of East Anglia citation below:
4/28/75, "The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)," Newsweek
"Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve... The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality....
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....
If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic. “A major climatic change would force economic and social adjustments on a worldwide scale,” warns a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, “because the global patterns of food production and population that have evolved are implicitly dependent on the climate of the present century.” ...
Meteorologists think that they can forecast the short-term results of the return to the norm of the last century. They begin by noting the slight drop in overall temperature that produces large numbers of pressure centers in the upper atmosphere. These break up the smooth flow of westerly winds over temperate areas. The stagnant air produced in this way causes an increase in extremes of local weather such as droughts, floods, extended dry spells, long freezes, delayed monsoons and even local temperature increases – all of which have a direct impact on food supplies.
“The world’s food-producing system,” warns Dr. James D. McQuigg of NOAA’s Center for Climatic and Environmental Assessment, “is much more sensitive to the weather variable than it was even five years ago.” Furthermore, the growth of world population and creation of new national boundaries make it impossible for starving peoples to migrate from their devastated fields, as they did during past famines."...via Free Republic commenter
p. 285, "Most importantly Lamb attracted financial sponsorship from seven leading insurance companies."...
From the 2002 book, “The history of the University of East Anglia, Norwich," by Michael Sanderson, 497 pages, Continuum International Publishing Group.
Global Cooling was a UN idea, then became that of University of East Anglia's ClimateGate group in the early 1970's (p. 285). Two international climate conferences held there in those years drew attention to the unit. In the mid-1970's CRU switched from cooling to warming which was a "more exciting prospect" (p. 285) and "drew much attention to the University of East Anglia:"
Chapter 9, "The End of the Beginning," notes the origins of the Climate Research Unit.
CRU's first director came from the UN and
at first promoted global cooling.
- from page 285:
- his prophecy of world cooling
- and a future ice age within 10,000 years.
- switched to warning of global warming
- helped to shape contemporary attitudes to global warming.
Most importantly Lamb attracted financial sponsorship from seven leading insurance companies who were also making their own studies of climate patterns and calling on the research of the UEA climate unit with a view to minimizing their insurance losses from storm and flood."...
photo from google books website
Page 285, BP and Shell contributed in 1971 to the formation of East Anglia's CRU. BP and Shell are thanked on CRU's web page under 'Acknowledgements,' along with "The Sultanate of Oman." 34% of Oman's oil production is owned by Royal Dutch Shell Oil.