Author Topic: Time Magazine Goes Both Ways On The Polar Vortex: ‘In 1974, Time Mag blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling’ — In 2014: ‘Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming’  (Read 391 times)

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Offline happyg

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Via Real Science:

In 1974, Time Magazine blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling.


'Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.'

Another Ice Age? – TIME

Forty years later, Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming


'But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely. Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles.'

Polar Vortex: Climate Change Could Be the Cause of Record Cold Weather | TIME.com http://science.time.com/2014/01/06/climate-change-driving-cold-weather/

http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/01/07/time-magazine-goes-both-ways-on-the-polar-vortex-in-1974-time-mag-blamed-the-cold-polar-vortex-on-global-cooling-in-2014-time-magazine-blames-the-cold-polar-vortex-on-global-warming/


Offline mountaineer

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  I remember the panic of the new ice age in the 70s..
Oh yes, the TIME magazine cover hysterically assured us we all were going to die from the coming ice age.
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The problem with this theory is that 2013 has been one of the coldest years in recent memory overall.

At least with the hurricane stuff you could make a correlation between a warm year (2005, 2012) and more hurricanes-- a correlation that has both logical and empirical proof to back it up.

This is just nonsensical BS and desperate spin (I see ThinkProgress put out their own talking-points memo yesterday on the topic, so you KNOW there's spin when they get involved).

Anything to deny that the global warming alarmists might be wrong...
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