Climate change, or global warming as it was originally referred to by liberal “scientists,” has brought us an incredibly long winter in the Northeast, record setting cold and snowfall, a frozen Niagara Falls, and even this New York ice volcano.
To demonstrate that the science is anything but settled on global warming, here is a fun flashback with Walter Cronkite, an icon in broadcast journalism and a man hailed as the most trusted man in America, delivering a report by British scientist Hubert Lamb, warning of an impending Ice Age.
NewsBuster’s Julia Seymour reports:
Some winters are “bone-chilling,” like this one has been, others are mild, and some like the 1972-1973 winter started early and harsh, but grew surprisingly mild. That was the same year Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America” in 1972, according to polls. A 2009 CBS obituary for the journalist said, “Cronkite was the biggest name in television news, the king of the anchormen; in fact, he was the reporter for whom the term ‘anchorman’ was coined.”
On September 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a “new ice age” coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb “a bit of bad news.”
“But then there is some good news,” Cronkite continued. “That while the weather may be just a little colder in the immediate years to come, the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10,000 years. And if you can stand any more good news, even then it won’t be as bad as the last ice age 60,000 years ago. Then New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis, were under 5,000 feet of ice. Presumably no traffic moved and school was let out for the day. And that’s the way it is, Monday, September 11, 1972.”
Seymour explains that Lamb was well respected in the scientific community, with one colleague referring to him as “the greatest climatologist of his time.”
Lamb asserted that climate change occurred constantly but naturally, not via the actions of man.
What do you think? Is global warming no more than a hoax? Is an Ice Age really coming? Is man impacting the climate, or is this all part of a natural cycle?