July 18, 2024


Law, This Is It!

Oh, Doug. You Simply Must Do Better On Your Homework!

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Oh, Doug. You Simply Must Do Better On Your Homework!

PA State Sen (and failed GOP cand. for PA Gov) Doug Mastriano retweeted this:

Had he done any research, he would have found this. The image is a fake. Time even said so.

Here’s what the original cover looked like:

It’s Doug spreading the climate misinformation about how scientists in the 1970s were all afraid of a “coming ice age.”

It’s all a lie.

We wrote about this a few years ago:

Was there a consensus among scientists 40 years ago that the world was cooling?  Everything weighs on the answer to that question.  If there was then we have to ascertain how they reached that conclusion and why it differs so much from the current consensus.  So was there a consensus 40 years ago among scientists about the earth cooling?

Turns out the answer is no.

In 2008, the American Meteorological Society published a paper, titled, “The Myth of the 1970s Global Cooling Scientific Consensus” that begins with this:

A review of the climate science literature from 1965 to 1979 shows this myth to be false. The myth’s basis lies in a selective misreading of the texts both by some members of the media at the time and by some observers today. In fact, emphasis on greenhouse warming dominated the scientific literature even then. [Emphasis added.]

Ah the joys of a long-lived blog.

You’re lying about the climate science, Doug.

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