In the 1970's science was sure man was causing the next ice age. What lessons can be learned from this hysteria?

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This question seems to have triggered someone, probably Tribeca. The question keeps getting moved by someone who cannot handle it.

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Is this what happens when liberals are presented with facts that do not fit into their preconceived notion of "truth". They attack and push away what does not go along with their current understanding instead of adapting and learning?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Best Answer

    When governments throw hundreds of billions of dollars at researchers looking for a specific outcome..... they get what they pay for..... does that answer your question?

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    They won't learn anything. Remember that business of the world's oil all running out by the year 2000?

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    The big lesson is that the press often misinterprets science and wingnuts often believes word for word whatever foxnews says. They build their campaigns around such lies.

    It was journalists who kept this story alive - not scientists - and it's something the lying, republican yellow press still believes.

  • Jas B
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    A few scientists and pseudo scientists made this claim which another 40 years of scientific research has totally discredited.

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  • 5 months ago

    Science has advanced since the 1970s.

  • Dirac
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    Your question is a complete joke. You have a link that that gives references to talk of a possible ice age in the popular media, but virtually nothing in the scientific literature.

    Here's a news flash for you: professional scientists don't publish their results in the "Boca Raton News" or the "Ellensburg Daily Record".

    I can easily produce a meteorology text from about that same time that talks about warming of the planet for anthropogenic CO2 emissions--that's what MOST scientists were worried about (if they were worried at all). You focus on some sensationalistic news reports the majority of which are probably based on the same 2 or 3 scientists.

    Like most people that reject science, you get your "science" information from anywhere but legitimate sources--you don't take science classes, read science textbooks or read journals. THAT is the lesson to be learned: DON'T GET YOUR SCIENCE FROM THE POPULAR MEDIA!!!!!

    • Dirac
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      I think the troll knows that scientific evidence is not on his side, so he tries diversionary tactics such as vulgar sexual accusations and flooding the group. Clearly he loses the narrative if he has to make a science/fact-based argument.

  • Chris
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Scientists will say and do anything to get government grants.

    • Dirac
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      Isn't more likely that scientists are honest and YOU will lie and say anything to promote your viewpoint? That only requires you to be a lying scumbag, rather than tens of thousands of scientists.

  • 5 months ago

    Why do you keep repeating that debunked lie? The climate scientists in the 1970s were predicting climate warming.

    Scientists today are seeing global warming and have issued definitive statements on the climate change that is adversely affecting the planet. The evidence is strong and irrefutable. You should pay attention.

    • Dirac
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      "Too Logical to be Dem" mostly shows that he is neither logical nor particularly literate. The article that he wants us to read has as its sources mostly local newspapers, etc.--NOT scientific papers. A single (incorrect) journal article can generate hundreds of repetitions in podunk newspapers.

  • John
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    In 1960's science we were sure that human overpopulation is going to destroy the world, and guess what happened.

  • 5 months ago

    Funny, the same thing is true about the Federal governments' food pyramid from the late fifties. I think it is obvious that scientists being human are nowhere close to infallible!

    • Ya, but that is kinda bad statistics and science too. If the average freshman is reading at a level, then that is the freshman level. Their conclusions are kinda circular.

  • 5 months ago

    That scientist will lie to keep the cash flowing

    funny how globull warming was exposed in climate gate and the named was changed to climate change,...LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • Most idiots still argue for "global warming". Look at the questions and answers here.

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