CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell chronicles the hysteria over climate change over the past 100 years-- starting in 1922 when the Washington Post predicted most coastal cities would be uninhabitable "within a few years." But by 1974 Time Magazine was warning of an impending Ice Age. It was back to warming by 1989 -- but the warming trend fizzled out by the end of the world (er, Y2K) -- leaving money-hungry activists with "climate change" as their solgan word -- a term now defined as anything that happens is bad but we at the UN can just have all of your money,
Dangerous manmade global cooling, global warming, climate change, and extreme weather claims continue to justify what has become a $1.5-trillion-per-year industry: tens of billions spent annually on one-sided research and hundreds of billions sent to crony corporatists to subsidize replacing dependable, affordable carbon-based fuels with unreliable, expensive “renewable” energy. Some 50 million acres of U.S. crop and habitat land (equal to Wyoming) have been turned into corn-for-ethanol farms, biofuel plantations, and wind and solar installations. American forests are being converted to fuel for British power plants. Towering turbines butcher birds and bats, while Big Wind is exempted from endangered species rules [...]
The current winter has seen Americans shivering through some of the coldest temperatures in decades. Antarctic ice is at an all-time high for the summer season there. And Russian scientist Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov is predicting a bicentennial cycle of deep cooling with a Little Ice Age starting perhaps less than half a century from now. Yet the global warmists worry about reducing carbon dioxide emissions and predicted dramatic rises in sea levels as federal regulators shut down coal, nuclear, and even natural gas power plants that are desperately needed to keep people warm -- and make no plans for the possibility of another cold cycle.