Climate Change in Perspective

How many  disasters that were predicted in the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”? How accurate were these predictions? Gore wasn’t the first to predict disaster upon the climate. This had happened previously in 1970. See 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970.

cal thomas.jpgCal Thomas puts many things into perspective in an OP Ed printed June 6, 2017. It is called ‘Hysteria Over Paris Pullout‘ and it puts the recent actions of President Trump in perspective when considering the many times we have been mislead in the past, not just on Climate Change, but on many issues that affect our daily lives.

Here is a sample of what you will read:

June 2010 article in Reason magazine lists some of the other Chicken Little claims about doomsday being just around the corner. The magazine’s science writer, Ronald Bailey, found a July 1, 1979 issue of The Washington Post claiming a “broad scientific consensus” that saccharin causes cancer. It took 30 years before the National Cancer Institute reported, “There is no clear evidence that saccharin causes cancer in humans.”

That same year, notes Bailey, the Post published a story citing researchers who believed eating more fiber appeared to significantly reduce the incidence of colon cancer. “Twenty years later,” writes Bailey, “a major prospective study of nearly 90,000 women reported that, ‘No significant association between fiber intake and the risk of colorectal adenoma was found.'”

Before we panic, should we not take a long hard look at all the climate information gathered over the centuries.




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