Annals of Global Warming: It didn’t start with the hockey stick . . .


Peter Sinclair comes through with a good explanation of the history of concern about global warming — how the warming trend was discovered.

It wasn’t scientists trying to get government grants.  It was the U.S. Air Force, trying to beat the commies and keep America safe for democracy and, ironically, safe for dissent from such applications of science.


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Real history couldn’t be published as fiction, which is one way we can tell real history from the stuff that gets made up.  In the story told in this video, note carefully the serendipity of figuring out the CO2 issues:  Who could invent a story about warfare leading to the discovery of global warming?  As with the coincidence of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both dying on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, no editor of fiction would accept it as believable.

More:

Why we worry, why policy makers are involved:  Carbon Emissions, 2000 – from WorldMapper, with a serendipitous tip of the old scrub brush to Petra Tschakert at Penn State.

Carbon emissions 2000, from worldmapper.org - creative commons license

Carbon Emissions 2000, from worldmapper.org - creative commons license

Carbon Emissions 2000 © Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan). “We welcome use of our maps under the Creative Commons conditions by educational, charitable and other non-profit organisations.”
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One Response to Annals of Global Warming: It didn’t start with the hockey stick . . .

  1. James Kessler says:

    *gets the popcorn ready to watch Alan twist himself into a pretzel trying to attack the US military*

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