Thursday, September 20, 2007

NASA scientists predict coming ice age

As reported by the Washington Times:
NASA scientist James E. Hansen, who has publicly criticized the Bush administration for dragging its feet on climate change and labeled skeptics of man-made global warming as distracting "court jesters," appears in a 1971 Washington Post article that warns of an impending ice age within 50 years.

"U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming," blares the headline of the July 9, 1971, article, which cautions readers that the world "could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age, a leading atmospheric scientist predicts."

The scientist was S.I. Rasool, a colleague of Mr. Hansen's at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The article goes on to say that Mr. Rasool came to his chilling conclusions by resorting in part to a new computer program developed by Mr. Hansen that studied clouds above Venus.

For more on James Hansen, Al Gore's favorite scientist, see here, here, here, and here.

Hat tip Newsbusters and Ed Driscoll.

RELATED: Pref. S. Fred Singer and colleagues have assembled a bibliography of peer-reviewed scientific papers from over 500 scientists whose findings run counter to global warming orthodoxy.

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