What were climate scientists predicting in the 1970s?
The fact is that around 1970 there were 6 times as many scientists predicting a warming rather than a cooling planet.
Their papers showed that the growing amount of greenhouse gasses that humans were putting into the atmosphere would cause much greater warming – warming that would exert a much greater influence on global temperature than any possible natural or human-caused cooling effects.
Globe Sets Fifth Hottest-Month Record of 2014
NOAA says 2014 likely to be globe’s hottest year despite U.S. cold.
The U.S. is a big country, but it still only covers about 2% of the Earth’s surface area. Our temperatures just don’t make much of a difference on a global scale.
Plasma physicist congressman takes on the denialists
I met Rush Holt back in 1970, when we were both undergraduates at Carleton College, majoring in Physics.
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While temperatures rise, denialists reach lower
The WSJ OpEd makes a lot of hay from having 16 scientists sign it, but of those only 4 are actually climate scientists. And that bragging right is crushed to dust when you find out that the WSJ turned down an article about the reality of global warming that was signed by 255 actual climate scientists. In fact, as Media Matters reports, more of the signers of the WSJ OpEd have ties to oil interests than actually publish peer-reviewed climate research.