Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Time to turn off the alarmists

Mark Steyn has a brilliant piece on the climate change scaremongers. One bit that interested me:

Remember what they used to call "climate change"? "Global warming." And what did they call it before that? "Global cooling." That was the big worry in the '70s: the forthcoming ice age. Back then, Lowell Ponte had a huge best seller called The Cooling: Has the new ice age already begun? Can we survive?

As I grew up in the '70s, interested in science and environmentalism, I well remember worrying about the coming ice age. Also the world running out of food. And of course nuclear armageddon.

Funny how nobody's said "Sorry about that. We were all idiots." Funny nobody's stopped to say "Hang on, you know the last time we went on about this kind of stuff, we were dead wrong. Maybe we should rethink things a bit." Funny how it's turned out that anti-nuke was actually anti-American-and-British-nuke. Wonder why CND want America to stop giving Iraq a hard time about wanting nukes.

Wonder why anyone ever listens to these idiots.


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